Jenny Simpson

Track and Field

Name: Jenny Simpson
Discipline: 1,500-meter
Height: 5-5
Weight: 110
DOB: 8/23/1986
Birthplace: Webster City, Iowa.
Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.
High School: Oviedo High School (Oviedo, Fla.) '05
College: University of Colorado '09, Political Science/Economics

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 12th (1,500-meter; did not advance to finals)
Career Highlights:
  • 2013 World Championships, silver (1,500-meter)
  • 2011 World Championships, gold (1,500-meter)
  • Four-time national indoor champion (2011; mile, 3,00-meter, 2012; 1,500-meter, 3,00-meter)
  • American steeplechase record holder (912.50)

Fun Facts: Grew up wanting to be an Olympian in the sport of equestrian...Started running competitively in grade school...Trains at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Track and Field Bio

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