Name: Jenna Fesemyer
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter
Classification: T54
Height: 5-8
DOB: 1/31/1997
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
Hometown: Ravenna, Ohio
High School: Southeast High School (Ravenna, Ohio) ‘15
College: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ’19, Kinesiology and Communication
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (5,000-meter), 11th (marathon), No Result (1,500-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 U.S Paralympic Track & Field National Championships, 4th (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m)
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Trials Team Trials – Track and Field, 4th (100m, 400m), 6th (800m)
  • 2015 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, gold (discus), 5th place (200m), 6th (100m, 400m), 7th (800m)
Personal: Daughter of David and Cindy Fesemyer…Born a triplet with brother Jonathan and sister Jessica…Born without a left leg and hip socket because of a rare congenital disease called proximal femoral focal deficiency…Got involved in wheelchair track in 2013 when the Ohio High School Athletic Association added wheelchair events to the state track meet…Grew up playing basketball and other sports with a prosthetic…Played varsity golf in high school…Enjoys playing guitar, reading, being with her family, and getting involved in school activities.