News & Notes on Purdue Athletics
The women matched their total of honorees from last season
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The season proved to be one of the most historic in program history
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).
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 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.