The Tigers leave the weekend with top ten marks in current NCAA rankings
Missouri Personal Bests
Kip Janvrin Open
Big 12 Championships
NCAA Championships qualifier in the shot put (2012)
Academic All-Big 12 (2011, 2012)
Academic All-Region (2012)
Indoor Track- Competed unattached at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where she placed second in the shot put with a throw of 14.86m (48-9) and sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 15.52m (50-11).
Outdoor Track- Finished her season with three new personal-record throws in the shot put, discus and hammer, and an NCAA Championships qualification in the shot put, finishing 22nd overall with a throw of 15.57m (51-1)...Earned her first PR of the season at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, where she threw 16.07m (52-8.75) to win the shot put competition...Next up was the Kip Janvrin Open, where she marked in at 48.26m (158-4) in the discus to claim fourth overall...Her final PR of the season came in the hammer competition at the Big 12 Championships, where she had a best mark of 49.89m (163-8)...She finished 12th in teh shot put competition at the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round with a throw of 15.94m (52-3.5) before going on to take 22nd at the National Championships.
Indoor Track- Set personal-best marks in both the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...Her personal-best in the shot put came at the Big 12 Championships, where she checked in at 15.20m (49-10.5) to place 10th overall...Her personal-best mark of 15.71m (51-6.5) in the weight throw was at the Missouri Invitationa.
Outdoor Track- Did not compete.
Competed at Jackson HS for coach Steve Wachter...She helped her team to three Conference titles (2008-2010)...As an individual, Jill was a 17-time All-American for javelin, shot put, discus, and hammer...She broke two Jackson HS Records in the shot put (49-7) and discus (152-0)...She was the 2009 AAU Shot Put National Champion...Won the Great Southwest shot put (2009, 2010) and hammer (2009) competitions...At the 2009 Caribbean Scholastic Invitational she was the shot put and discus champion, and runner-up in the hammer...She was runner-up in the shot put at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, and that same year took eighth in the shot put at the USA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships...She was discus champion and shot put runner-up at the Kansas Relays (2009, 2010)...She was a six-time MSHSAA All-State athlete, placing fifth in the shot put and sixth in the discus in 2007, second (shot put) and third (discus) in 2008, was State Champion in shot put and discus in 2009, and earned another State title in the discus and was runner-up in teh shot put in 2010.
Parents are Richard and Debby, has two younger brothers and a sister, Rachael...Born July 18, 1991 in Cape Girardeau, MO...Dad, Richard, also threw in college at Southeast Missouri State...Both younger brothers are three sport athletes, and the older is going to JCCC (Johnson County Community College) for track and field...She was a three-time Academic All-Conference player in volleyball (2008-2010), and graduated seventh in her class...Honor Roll all four years of HS (2007-2010)...In her spare time, Jill enjoys writing songs...She is studying Biology and Religious Studies at Missouri.