Jessica Young

Jessica  Young


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Ridge View High School

Last College:
University of Richmond





Seven-Time All-American
2011 MWC Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Year
2011 MWC Indoor High Point Award

2011 MWC Indoor Outstanding Performance Award
2009 MWC Indoor Outstanding Performance Award
2009 Team USA Member

Team USA
Young closed out the 2009 outdoor season at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships where she clocked then the 12th-fastest time in the world to place seventh overall in the 100 meters with a personal-best time of 11.06 seconds ... Her wind-aided time, which would have crushed the previous school record, was the fastest time recorded by a TCU female sprinter since 2006 ... She was selected to the United States 4x100 relay team for the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin ... By being selected, Young is recognized as one of the best United States sprinters.

In Outdoor, competed in the 100M, 200M, 400Mm, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay... Won the MWC Championship title in the 100M, 200M and 4x400 Relay... Placed fourth in the 100M, 14th in the 200M and 12th in the 4x100 Relay at the NCAA Championships... Placed second in the 4x100 Relay at the Texas Relays and third at the Penn Relays... Set a school record in the 400M (52.27) with her first place finish at the ASU Invitational... Set a personal record in the 200M (23.05) with her first place finish at the Michael Johnson Classic, good for fourth best in TCU history... In Indoor, competed in the 60M, 200M and 4x400 relays... Marked a total of six first place finishes in the 60M... Finished second in the 60M at the NCAA Championships with a TCU­­­ Record of 7.17... Finished fifth in the 4x400 Relay at the NCAA Championships with a TCU Indoor Record of 3:34.00... Won MWC Championship titles in the 60M, 200M at and 4x400 Relay... earned the MWC Championship High Point and Outstanding Female Performance awards ... Earned All-MWC honors for the 60M and 200M... Twice named MWC Athlete of the Week (Dec. 15 and Feb. 16)... Named First-Team NCAA All-American in the 60M and 4x400 Relay... Recorded Top 3 finishes in the 4x400 Relay at the Texas A&M Reveille (first), Tyson Invitational (third) and Razorback Invitational (third)... Finished first in the 60M at both the Texas A&M Reveille and the Tyson Invitational.


Did not compete during the 2010 season.

Young closed out one of the most impressive seasons in TCU women's track and field season history earning runner-up honors in the women's 100 meters with a time of 11.21 seconds at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Young's second-place finish in the 100 ties Flyin' Frog great Beverly McDonald for the highest finish ever by a TCU sprinter in the women's 100 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... By collecting runner-up honors, Young posted the highest finish by a Flyin' Frog woman in head coach Darryl Anderson's five years in Fort Worth ... Young went into the NCAA Championships having automatically qualified in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x400 ... The junior, who won the Mountain West Conference Championship in the 100, 200 and 4x100, posted a runner-up time of 11.18 seconds in the 100 meters at the Midwest Regional in Norman, Okla. ... Her time at that point ranked No. 7 in the NCAA ... She also clocked a personal-best time of 23.16 seconds in the 200 meters at the Midwest Regional ... Young helped the 4x400 qualify for nationals with a seasonal-best time of 3:32.82, which sat at No. 5 in the nation ... At the MWC Outdoor Championships, Young continued her domination on the track, breezing past the competition in the 100 meters with a complex record and NCAA regional qualifying time of 11.25 seconds ... The junior from South Carolina also won the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 23.17 seconds at the conference championships ... With the victory, Young broke the previous complex record, posted the 10th-best mark in the nation at that point and clocked the seventh-fastest time in program history ... Was selected as the Mountain West Conference women's outdoor track and field athletes of the week following her first-place performance in the 100 meters (11.24 seconds) at the Horned Frog Invitational ... Was the anchor to TCU's dominating relays, leading the 4x100 to a conference championship and third-place honors at the Midwest Regional with a time of 44.10 seconds ... Overall, helped the 4x100 place first in four different meets ... In the 4x400, Young anchored the relay to a time of 3:32.82 seconds at the regional in Norman, Okla. ... The quartet also finished third overall at the Texas Relays with a time of 3:33.01 ... Helped the unit earn runner-up honors in the 4x400 Championship of America final to lead TCU in front of 47,904 spectators on the final day of competition at the 115th running of the Penn Relays ... During the indoor season, Young earned two All-America awards at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Young captured All-America honors by crossing the finish line in fourth-place with a time of 7.27 seconds ... By clocking a fourth-place finish, Young, a two-time All-America honoree in the 60 meters, posted the highest finish ever in the women's 60 meters for a Flyin' Frog at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Also anchored the women's 4x400 to All-America recognition with a time of 3:36.51 ... At the conference championships, Young recorded a seasonal-best time of 7.26 seconds to win the Mountain West Conference ... Her time when converted was ranked No. 11 in the NCAA and was the top mark in the MWC heading into the NCAA Championships ... Young broke Virgil Hodge's school record of 7.30 seconds in Colorado Springs, Colo., by clocking the second-fastest time ever recorded in Mountain West Conference Championship history ... Young collected the Women's Outstanding Performance Award at the MWC Indoor Championships, marking the second-straight year TCU had claimed the prestigious honor. Virgil Hodge won the award in 2008 ... Young continued her domination on the track at the conference meet in the women's 400-meter dash, collecting first-place honors with an NCAA provisional time of 53.81 seconds ... By winning the event, Young became only the second Flyin' Frog to capture the MWC 400-meter dash title ... Was selected as the Mountain West Conference women's indoor track and field athlete of the week following the Texas Tech Invitational ... She earned the weekly award after clocking an NCAA provisional time of 6.85 seconds to win the women's 55 meters in Lubbock ... Helped the women's 4x400, which also won the conference title, blaze to first-place honors with then the second-fastest time in the NCAA and the world at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier ... By recording an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:34.63, the women's 4x400 qualified for the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships.


Redshirted during the 2008 season.

Young transfers to TCU following an All-America career at the University of Richmond ... As a sophomore, she earned All-America honors during the indoor season at the NCAA's ... She also ran at the World Junior Championships as a freshman ... Young posted personal best marks of 11.7 in the 100 meters, 23.5 in the 200 meters and 52.4 in the 400 meters.

Ridge View HS
Earned four gold medals as a senior at Ridge View High School ... Went undefeated in the 400-meter dash as a senior and was ranked seventh in the nation among all high school seniors.

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