The Boilermakers begin the championship portion of the season on Friday.
2015: Cleared an indoor PR and the school's fourth-best mark in history at the Fred Wilt Invitational where she finished second after clearing 4.04m (13-3) ... finished third at the Alex Wilson Invite with a clearance of 3.96m (12-11.75) ... finished 16th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... jumped an outdoor season best of 4.02m (13-2.25) at the Big Ten Championships where she finished ninth ... cleared 4.00m (13-1.50) twice, with a fourth place finish at the Texas Relays and fifth place finish at the Florida Relays ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds where she finished 33rd with a clearance of 3.93m (12-10.75).
2014: Earned the bronze medal and six points for Purdue at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with the fourth-best clearance in program history - 4.08m (13-4.50) - to help the women finish third, the program's best since 2001 ... competed in three indoor events and had an indoor PR of 3.66m (12-0) at the Fred Wilt Invite where she finished second ... won the Texas State Invite with a clearance of 3.81m (12-6) ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round where she finished 33rd with a clearance of 3.75m (12-3.50).
2013: Competed in three indoor and two outdoor events ... finished second at the Fred Wilt Invite with a clearance of 3.35m (10-11.75) ... PRed with a clearance of 3.40m (11-1.75) at the Gene Edmonds Invite where she finished seventh.
High School: Four-time letterwinner in track and field ... four-time District Champion in pole vault ... three-time state finalist including a third place finish her Junior year ... two-time All-State track and field ... two-time letterwinner in cheerleading ... one-time letterwinner in swimming ... holds school record in pole vault as well as swimming ... competed for the Celebration Storm in the state of Florida.
Personal: Jessica Marie Harter was born on Oct. 26, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... is the daughter of Joseph Clark and Lisa Clark ... has one brother, Chris, who is a member of the track and field team at Embry Riddle University (pole vault) ... Jessica enjoys snow skiing and surfing ... majoring in health sciences.