Jessica Harter
Jessica  Harter


Kokomo, Ind.

High School:
Celebration HS


Pole Vault



Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics


USTFCCCA Academic Awards Announced

The women matched their total of honorees from last season


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


A Look Back at Historical 2016 for T&F

The season proved to be one of the most historic in program history


Harter All-American, Women 26th

Jessica Harter became the first outdoor first team All-American in program history


  • 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).

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).

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 Harter 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 ... majoring in health sciences.

Career Bests

Pole Vault
Lifetime 4.08m/13-4.75 (5/18/14)
Indoor 4.04m/13-3.00(2/14/15)
Outdoor 4.08m/13-4.75 (5/18/14)


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