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Jenny Simpson

Track and Field

  • 2012
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.

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