Bears rack up three event wins on final day of Kentucky meet.
Bears open indoor season with successful meet in College Station, Texas.
Ten individuals honored for work on and off the field of competition.
Bears again battle weather, but find success on second day of West Prelims.
Bears have 23 entries trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
• 2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 meters, distance medley relay)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic (track)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic (track)
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 Cross Country: Raced in two meets..Placed 42nd at Ken Garland Invitational with season-best 5,000-meter time of 20:25.8...Ended year with 44th-place showing at Texas A&M Invitational in 21:39.22...Finished as BU's sixth runner in both meets.
2016 Track: Produced career-first outdoor All-Big 12 honor by running third leg for fifth-placed 4x400-meter relay team...Enjoyed eight-meet outdoor season, including three-runner-up finishes in 800 meters...Set personal-best time of 2:07.39 to place second at Michael Johnson Invitational...Was also second in event at Ricardo Romo and Baylor Invitationals...Finished 11th in prelim 800-meter action at Big 12 Championship with time of 2:09.51...Closed out season by placing 41st in NCAA West Preliminary Championships in 2:13.74...Was vital relay member throughout outdoor season...Ran lead-off for Drake Relays title winning 4x800-meter crew...Ran anchor leg for first-place 4x400-meter relay quartet at Baylor Invitational...Tallied runner-up finishes in 4x8 as lead-off at Texas Relays and as DMR third leg at Drake meet...Raced in four indoor meets, running 800-meter event in each...Set season-best of 2:11.26 at Charlie Thomas Invitational to be 10th... Finished 11th in prelims at Big 12 Championship with time of 2:15.34......Selected for USTFCCCA All-Academic honor...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.