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2012-2013 Women's Track Roster


Amber Jackson

Class: SR
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Evanston Township HS
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

2012-13
Indoor:
Won two events in the indoor season, the 400-meters at the MT Invitational (58.34) and the 800-meter run at the Valentine Invitational (2:16.79) … Was fourth at the Christmas Invitational in the 400, finishing in 59.11 … Took 10th in the 800 prelims at the SBC Championships.< br>

Outdoor: Won the 800-meters at the Coach “O” Invitational with a time of 2:11.88 … Her fastest 800 time of the season was 2:11.10, set in the SBC Championships Prelims … Was second in the SBC Championship 800 Finals, finishing in 2:12.04.

2011-12
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Sun Belt Championships while running a 2:13.92 ... Won the 800-meter run at the Valentine Invitational in 2:16.19 ... Grabbed a runner-up finish in the 400 meters in 59.18 seconds at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed seventh at the Blue Raider Invitational in the 200 meters with a time of 26.40 seconds ... Set a new 800-meter personal-best of 2:11.63 while placing sixth at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Also finished sixth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:12.43 at the Kentucky Invitational.

Outdoor: Won the 400-meter title at the Rhodes Open Meet in 56.83 seconds ... Named Sun Belt Female Track Athlete of the Week following her performance at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.06 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Claimed a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters in 55.38 seconds at the Tiger Track Classic ... Logged a season-best 25.90 seconds in the 200 meters while finishing ninth at the Rhodes Open Meet.

2010-11
Indoor: Bronze medal winner in the 400-meter dash at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, clocking a time of 56.02 ... Helped lead the 400-meter relay team a seventh-place finish at the SBC Championships ... Ran a career-best time of 55.82 in the 400-meter dash in an eighth-place effort at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Won the 400-meter dash in a 56.17 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Took victory in the 400-meters at the Ed Temple Classic in 56.41.

Outdoor: Led the Sun Belt Conference with a 2:07.80 time in the 800 meters, run at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.51 and set a personal best time of 25.22 in the 200-meter dash at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Took victory in the 400-meter dash in a time of 55.60 at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Came in sixth in the 800 meters in 2:10.13 at the War Eagle Invitational ... Did not run at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships because of injury.

2009-10
Indoor: Silver medal winner in a school record time of 12:12.59 in the DMR and bronze medal winner in the 400 meters in 57.43 at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships ... Won the 400 meters in a time of 57.79 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Took third place in the 400 meters in 57.20 at the MT Valentine Invitational.

Outdoor: Took fifth in the 400 meters in a time of 56.60 at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships ... Set a school record time of 11:38.88 with the distance medley relay team at the Sea-Ray Relays ... Won the 400 meters in 55.56 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Came in fourth in the 400 meters in 55.95 at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Finished 20th in the 200 meters in a season best time of 25.40 at the Sea-Rays Relays.

High School: Three year letter winner in track and field at Evanston Township High School under head coach Fenton Gunter ... As a senior placed second in 400 meters and first as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team at the 2009 Illinois Class AAA Championships ... Recognized by Kiwanis Club for academic and athletic excellence.

Personal: Born Amber Sianna Jackson on July 26, 1991 ... Daughter of Marcella Jackson ... Majoring in nutrition and food service.