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MICHELLE JENIJE

MICHELLE JENIJE

performance result

Has immediately stepped in to fill the void created by the departure of four-time national champion Kim Williams in the triple jump…ranked among the top-three nationally throughout the indoor season…unleashed her all-time best (13.54m/44-5.25) at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing second, highest among all FSU athletes…selected ACC Field Event Performer of the Year…matched her previous career-best indoors at the ACC Championship (13.19m), but was forced to settle for second-place on a jump-off…picked up ACC Performer of the Week honors on Jan. 31 following her victorty at the Razorback Invitational (13.15m); one of three wins on the year.

2011

Outdoor – qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in Des Moines following her sixth-place finish in the First Round competition…used a then-PR of 13.04m to finish third at the ACC Championships… posted her lone victory at the Seminole Twilight meet. Indoor – qualified for the NCAA Championships at Texas A&M…was the ACC Championship runner-up behind Williams with a leap of 13.15m…was a top-five finisher in five of six indoor meets…achieved her indoor PR (13.19m) for the first time Tyson Invitational, which was good for fourth…opened season with a runner-up finish at Virginia Tech.

2010

Outdoor – qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the triple jump…scored a seventh-place finish in her first ACC Outdoor Championship appearance with a wind-aided 12.75m effort…was second at FSU Relays…also competed in the long jump. Indoor- scored a fifth-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships (12.75)…posted her first major collegiate victory at the Tyson Invitational with a then-PR of 12.79m.

2009

Was an NCAA East Regional qualifier in the triple jump as a freshman at the University of Florida, where she posted the ninth-best mark in school history (12.46m)…scored at both the SEC Outdoor and Indoor Championships, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Personal

Starred locally at Tallahassee’s North Florida Christian, where she set the FHSAA record by winning six consecutive state championships in the triple jump…had a high school PR of 39-7.50…finished first at the 2004 US Junior National meet (39-1.50)…the sister of former FSU special teams football captain Ochuko Jenije…an outstanding student who has earned multiple All-ACC Academic honors…completing her degree requirements this spring in international affairs and aspires to become an ambassador…born Aug. 17, 1990.