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Jackie Areson
Jackie  Areson

Position:
Volunteer Coach

Alma Mater:
Tennessee, 2011


Jackie Areson joined the University of Houston cross country and track and field programs in August 2012. She currently runs professionally for Nike and represents Australia internationally.

In 2013, she qualified for the World Championships in Russia, eventually making the final and placing 15th. She recorded a personal best of 15:12.09 at the Paris Diamond League, which vaulted her to the 6th fastest Australian women ever over 5,000 meters. In 2012, she won two of the most competitive professional meets in the U.S., including the Stanford Invitational (15:18) and Oxy high performance meet (15:14).

She also managed to finish 2nd at the U.S. indoor championships in the 3,000m, which allowed her to run the 2012 world indoor championships in Turkey. She advanced to the final and ended up finishing in 11th place. During her first professional season, she managed to make the finals in her "off event", the 1,500m at the 2011 USA outdoor championships.

Before embarking on her professional career, Areson competed for the University of Tennessee. While there, Areson won the 2011 NCAA indoor championship in the 5,000m as well as recording a 4th place finish in the 3,000m at the same meet. As a Volunteer, she was a 4-time All-American, 5-time SEC conference champion, and a 3-time NCAA XC national championship qualifier. Her illustrious career also included school records in the 3,000m and 5,000m runs, as well as Penn Relay championships in the DMR and 4x1,500m relays.

Prior to her collegiate success, Jackie attended high school in Florida where she was a multi-time High school All American. Her HS running success culminated in becoming the 2006 Nike indoor nationals champion in the mile.

She currently holds personal bests of 4:12.59 for 1,500m and 15:12.09 for 5,000m.

Jackie was born in Hong Kong where she lived on a boat until the age of 11 and moved to Florida. She holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Tennessee and has a dog named Mala.

12/10/16
Reveille Invitational
at Reveille Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
01/13/17
Leonard Hilton Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/14/17
Carl Lewis High School Invite
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/15/17
Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/21/17
Mark Colligan Memorial
at Mark Colligan Memorial
Lincoln, Neb.
All Day
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/28/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/03/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/04/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Husky Classic
at Husky Classic
Seattle, Wash.
All Day
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Houston Seniors/Masters Meet
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/24/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
02/25/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
03/10/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/11/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/16/17
Cougar Spring Break Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
03/24/17
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/25/17
Victor Lopez Classic
vs Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/29/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/30/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/31/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/01/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/08/17
Houston Alumni Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
04/14/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/15/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/22/17
J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
vs J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
04/27/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
05/05/17
Tom Tellez Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/12/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/13/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/14/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/25/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/26/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/27/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
06/07/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/08/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/09/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/10/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/22/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/23/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/24/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/25/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day

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