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Jasmine Simpson
Jasmine Simpson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard South

Event:
Throws

2014 -- Indoor - led team in weight throw (61-11, 18.87m)... placed fifth in weight throw at ISU Classic (61-11, 18.87m), second at Iowa Invite (60-9 1/2 (18.53m), third at Jack Johnson Classic (59-5, 18.11m), first at Big 4 Duals (57-8, 17.59m) and 12th at Big Ten Championships (57-5, 17.52m)... Outdoor - placed fifth in hammer throw at Arizona State Invite (189-0, 57.62m), fourth at Musco Twilight (188-4, 57.41m), second at Arkansas Spring Invite (183-7, 55.96m), 19th at Mt. SAC Relays (176-9, 53.87m), first at Illinois Twilight (174-3, 53.13m), 39th at NCAA West Preliminary (167-10, 51.16m) and 14th at Big Ten Championships (165-2, 50.34m)... academic All-Big Ten.

2013 -- Indoor - placed third in weight throw with a collegiate-best toss of 62-6 1/2 (19.06m) at Bill Bergan Invite... that mark ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed eighth in weight throw at Big Ten Championships (61-2 3/4, 18.66m), fifth at Iowa State Classic (60-10 1/2, 18.55m) third at Iowa Invite (59-11 1/4, 18.27m), won event at adidas Classic (59-11, 18.26m) and placed fourth at Iowa Open (59-9, 18.21m)... Outdoor - set school record in hammer throw, winning event at Alabama Relays (197-7, 60.23m)... won hammer throw at Musco Twilight XIV (191-1, 58.25m), placed seventh at Big Ten Championships (186-1, 56.73m), 33rd at NCAA West Preliminary (185-11, 56.68m), seventh at Jim Click Shootout (182-9, 55.72m), second at Lee Calhoun Invite (181-6, 55.33m) and 19th at Drake Relays (171-4, 52.22m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Dean's List.

2012 -- Indoor - placed fourth in weight throw with a collegiate-best 57-7 (17.55m) at Iowa Invite... that mark led team and ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed 11th in weight throw at Adidas Classic (51-4 1/4, 15.65m), 12th at Iowa State Classic (54-0, 16.46m) and 29th at Big Ten Championships (51-7 3/4, 15.74m)... placed fifth in shot put at New Year's Classic (42-4, 12.90m) and ninth at Adidas Classic (41-11, 12.78m)... also competed in weight throw at New Year's Classic (50-6 3/4, 15.41m) and New Balance Invite (50-9 1/2, 15.48m)... Outdoor - won hammer with a collegiate-best 181-10 (55.42m) at Musco Twilight XIII, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed third in hammer at Tom Botts Invite (181-1, 55.20m), ninth at LSU Invite (179-2, 54.60m) and 13th at Big Ten Championships (177-11, 54.24m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - placed third in shot put with collegiate-best 42-11 (13.08m) at Iowa Open... Outdoor - recorded collegiate bests in shot put (37-10 3/4, 11.55m) and hammer throw (180-2, 54.93m) at Musco Twilight XII... the hammer throw mark ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed eighth in hammer at Sun Angel Classic (180-1, 54.89m), 13th at Big Ten Championships (165-1, 50.33m), 18th at Drake Relays (175-0, 53.34m) and fourth at LSU Invite (167-4, 51.00m)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2010 -- Track - redshirted.

High School -- two-time all-conference in shot put and discus, winning two conference shot put titles... team captain as a junior... set school records in indoor shot put (40-7)... lettered two years in basketball... four-year honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coached by Ryan Chrissey and Mark Tacchi.

Personal -- born April 9, 1991... daughter of Kevin and Sandra Simpson... her sister, Nikki, currently plays softball at the University of Illinois... secondary education major.

Simpson's Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Shot Put (I) 42-11 (13.08m) Iowa Open 1/15/11
Shot Put (O) 37-10 3/4 (11.55m) Musco Twilight XII 4/23/11
Weight Throw (I) 62-6 1/2 (19.06m) at Bill Bergan Invitational 1/26/13
Hammer Throw (O) 197-7 (60.23m) at Alabama Relays 3/23/13

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