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Jess Hoover
Position: CC/Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
High School: Hilliard Davidson
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2013-14: Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Ran in six meets … took fifth in the 5000m (career-best 16:56.94) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … finished runner-up in the 1500m with a season-best 4:39.29 at the All-Ohio Championships … named Academic All-MAC.

2012-2013: Track & Field -- competed in the mile, 300m, and 5000m during the 2012-2013 indoor season....placed seventh at the Gladstein Invitational in a career-high 5:03.85....set a personal-best in the 5000m at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing the race in 17:23.53...earned a personal-best in the 800m during the outdoor season, placing 15th in 2:21.17 at the University of Cincinnati Oliver Nickoloff Invitational.

2011-12: Track & Field -- competed in the 1500m, mile and 3000m during her freshman track season ... in the second meet of her collegiate career, the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 21), she ran to a season-best mile time of 5:09.59 ... set her personal best 3000m time (9:59.50) at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial (Jan. 28) ... won the 1500m at the All Ohio Championships (April 21) in a personal best time of 4:35.66.

High School: Earned four letters in both cross country and track at Hilliard Davidson HS under head coach Emily Holliday ... served as captain for both the track and cross country teams for two years ... posted personal bests of 11:01 in the 3200m and 4:54 in the 1600m ... as a senior in 2010, placed fifth at the state meet in cross country after winning the Ohio Capital Conference as well as the district and regional titles ... in 2008 and 2009 was a state qualifier and an All-OCC performer in cross country ... led the Wildcats to district titles in cross country in 2008 and 2010 ... in track, won the 1600m and 3200m OCC, district and regional titles in 2010 and 2011 while placing second in the state in the 1600m as a senior and placing sixth in the 3200m as a junior ... also won OCC titles in 2009 and 2010 in the 4x800m relay, placing fifth in the state in 2009 ... helped lead track team to the OCC title in 2010 and 2011 while helping them place fifth at the state meet as a junior (2010) ... ran in the Mideast Meet of Champions for cross country and the Midwest Meet of Champions for track as a senior ... also swam for two years.

Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Lynn and Dan Hoover ... uncle, Dave, played basketball at Salem University ... participated in Adopt-a-Family and a canned food drive through Key Club in high school ... majoring in business.