Bears again battle weather, but find success on second day of West Prelims.
Bears have 23 entries trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Bears have 22 athletes trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Bears win three more event titles on final day of the conference meet.
Bears have 14 women, 11 men honored for academics by conference.
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2015 Cross Country: Ran in three meets, recording two scoring performances...Had season-best 5,000-meter time of 19:18.0 to be 207th at Chile Pepper Invite as BU's third runner to finish...Was 18th at Gerald Richey Invitational with time of 19:59.0 to be fourth Baylor runner.
2015 Track: Produced pair of All-Big 12 performances at Big 12 Indoor Championships...Placed seventh in 800-meter run with time of 2:15.02...Ran 800-meter third leg on second-place distance medley relay team in 11:24.32...Had five-meet individual indoor season, highlighted by personal-best 800-meter mark of 2:10.90 at Tyson Invitational...Was member of distance medley crew that captured event title at Texas A&M Team Invitational...Outdoors, had six-meet individual season...Tallied personal-best 800-meter mark of 2:10.03 at Drake Relays to be 11th...Finished 17th in 800-meter qualifying at Big 12 Championships...Ran second leg for event winning 4x800-meter relay at Texas Relays in 8:39.25...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Cross Country: Did not compete in any meets...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Track: Participated in four outdoor meets...Tallied personal-best time of 2:12.40 to be ninth in 800-meter qualifying at Big 12 Outdoor Championships...Raced in three indoor meets...Had season-best 800-meter time of 2:12.40 at Bobcat Invitational to be fourth...Ran anchor leg for fourth-place 4x800-meter relay squad at Florida Relays...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 Cross Country: Raced in four meets with season-best finish and 5K-time coming at UTA Season Opener with 33rd-place showing in 20:33.2...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Three-time letterwinner in both cross country and track at Georgetown High School...Placed fifth at 2013 Texas high school state meet in 800 meters...Won district title in 400, 800 and as member of 4x400 relay...Part of 2012 Cross Country district champion team...Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Cross Country team...Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Jessica Anne Purtell...Nickname is J.P...Born Jan. 27, 1995 in Georgetown, Texas...Daughter of Kathleen Purtell...Has one sibling, Preston...Majoring in environmental science.