Ina Jackson
Ina Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Peter Chanel

Event:
Sprints/Jumps



2005: Voted as one of eight team captains for 2006 ... Tied personal record of 5.79 meters (19 feet-0 inches) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, giving her team the eighth-place point ... Won indoor regular season long jump titles at the Boilermaker (5.76; 18-10.75) and Purdue (5.29; 17-4.25) Invitationals ... Scored a sixth-place finish as the anchor of the 4x100-meter relay team (46.58) at the Outdoor Big Ten Championships.

2004 (Outdoor): Big Ten Championships competitor in the 200 and 400-meter dashes and the long jump ... was 18th in the 200 (25.08), 17th in the 400 (57.80) and 12th in the long jump (17 feet, 9 inches) ... placed first in the 400 (56.53), second in the long jump (18-11.25) and third in the 200 (24.83) at the Big Ten Preview Invitational, recording season-best marks in each event ... finished second in the long jump against Indiana with a leap of 18-5.25 ... recorded third-place finishes in the long jump at the Ohio State Relays and at the Purdue Invitational ... (Indoor) Finished as the runner-up in the long jump at the Purdue Invitational and Indiana State dual ... recorded her best jump of the season vs. the Sycamores, landing at the 18-5.75 mark ... placed 19th in the long jump at the conference championships ... placed second in the finals of the 60 at the Boilermaker Invitational.

2003 (Outdoor): Competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with the 4x400 relay team of Gina Harvey, Kim Jordan and Krissy Liphardt ... team placed 11th at regionals with time of 3:46.00 ... ran opening leg for 4x400 relay team during its winning run at the Billy Hayes Invitational (3:50.83) ... recorded pair of personal bests at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... clocked a time of 25.96 in the 200 and a leap of 19-0 in the long jump, which was the team's best effort of the season ... registered top 400 time (59.04) at Miami (Ohio) Team Invitational ... long jump competitor at the Big Ten Championships ... (Indoor) Placed second in the 400 at the Boilermaker Invitational with time of 58.85 ... finished seventh in the 400 in meets against Indiana, Indiana State and Ohio State ... competed in the preliminaries of the 400 at the Big Ten Championships ... ran a 26.65 in her lone appearance in the 200, placing sixth against Indiana State.

High School: Graduated from St. Peter Chanel H.S. in 2002 ... varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field ... graduated as the school record holder in several events, including the long jump (18-1), 100 (12.00), 200 (24.8) and 400 (55.3) ... led team to a runner-up title at the 2000 state championships meet, scoring 36 of the team's 37 points ... named as the Cleveland Plain Dealer's 2000 Athlete of the Year ... won athlete of the week awards from the Plain Dealer in 2000 and 2001 ... in 2000, won four district championships in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, and was state champion in the 200, 400 and long jump ... won the All-North Coast League MVP titles as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... received 24 All-Ohioan titles, earning 12 of them during her junior season ... missed almost all of senior year with an injury ... came back to compete at districts and regionals ... finished second with the 4x200 relay team at districts with a time of 1:48 ... placed eighth with the 4x200 squad at the state championships ... 2000 AAU 400m champion with time of 56.0.

Personal: Given name is Ina LaToya Jackson ... born Sept. 6, 1984 ... daughter of Walter and Ellenora Jackson ... has two brothers, Walter Jr., and Timothy ... majoring in communications.