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Jessica Mathes
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cherokee, Iowa
High School: Ridge View
Experience: 1 Letter

2012 Outdoor — Ran on the seventh place 4x400 relay at the Outdoor MVC Championsip...placed fifth in the 800 at Messersmith Invite in personal best 2:16.31...fifth in the 400 and sixth in the 800 at Kip Janvrin Invite...finished fifth in the 800 at Jim Duncan Invite and seventh at Arkansas Spring Invitational...2012 Indoor — Member of sixth place distance medley relay at MVC Indoor Championship...placed third in the 600 at Jack Jennett Invitational...ran sixth in the 400 at Graphic Edge Alumni Meet.

Prep — Placed seventh in 800 at both the 2010 and 2011 Iowa Class 2A state track meet for Ridge View High...also ran on fourth place 4x400 and fifth place distance medley relays at 2011 state meet...Western Valley Conference track champion in 400, 800 and 4x800 in 2010 and 800 and 4x400 in 2011...conference cross country champion in 2010...two-year captain and three-year track team MVP...holds four school records at Ridge View and two at Galva-Holstein...valedictorian of her class.

Personal — Accounting major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...honored with 2011-12 and 2012-13 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...daughter of Don and Glenda Mathes...sister, Breanna, runs cross country and track at Morningside College...born in August, 1993 in Iowa.

Personal Bests
400 - 1:00.78i
600 - 1:38.49i
800 - 2:16.31