Jenny Simpson

Track and Field

Name: Jenny Simpson
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 1,500-meter
Height: 5-5
Weight: 118
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 and Economics
Coach(es): Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, bronze (1,500m)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 11th in semifinal heat 2 (1,500m)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 9th (3,000m steeplechase)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 11th (1,500m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2007, 2009 (3,000m steeplechase); 2011, 2013, 2015 (1,500m)
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2011 (1,500m)
  • Silver – 2013 (1,500m)
Personal: Daughter of Bruce and Janet Barringer...Has one brother, John, and one sister, Emily...Married to Jason Simpson...Three-time NCAA steeplechase champion...Grew up wanting to be an Olympian in the sport of equestrian.

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