Track & Field

Jelena Jurlina


Zadar, Croatia

High School:
Jurja Barakovica






Jelena Jurlina

Tulane's top competitor on the national level. Has advanced to the NCAA National Championships three times in two events. Also an 11-time All-Conference USA selection. Tulane's Outdoor MVP in 2004. Won the javelin in 2003 and 2004 at the C-USA Championships.

AS A SENIOR (2004-05)
Redshirted the season. INDOOR: Earned All-Conference USA honors for the 11th time in her career by placing seventh in the shot put with an effort of 44 feet, three and a quarter inches. Her top shot put of the season was 45 feet, one-quarter inch at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (1/28).

Collegiate Bests

Shot Put: 45-11.75, 14.01m (2/1/04)

Discus: 181-03, 55.27m (5/28/04)
Javelin: 163-11, 49.96m (4/4/04) - school record
Shot Put: 45-11.75, 14.01m (3/13/04) - school record

Conference USA Scoring
2002 Outdoor (Louisville, Ky.)

Discus: 3rd (6 points)
Javelin: 3rd (6 points)

2003 Indoor (Houston, Texas)
Shot Put: 8th (1 point)

2003 Outdoor (Charlotte, N.C.)
Discus: 2nd (8 points)
Javelin: 1st (10 points)
Shot Put: 6th (3 points)

2004 Indoor (Houston, Texas)
Shot Put: 8th (1 point)

2004 Outdoor (Louisville, Ky.)
Javelin: 1st (10 points)
Discus: 3rd (6 points)
Shot Put: 8th (1 point)

2005 Indoor (Houston, Texas)
Shot Put: 7th (2 points)

AS A JUNIOR (2003-04)
Tulane's team MVP after advancing to the NCAA National Championships in two events and earning 17 points at the C-USA Championships. Placed ninth in the discus and 19th in the javelin at Nationals. Shattered her own school record by over 18 feet in the discus with a throw of 181-03 at the NCAA Regionals (5/28). Won the javelin throw and placed third in the discus and eighth in the shot put at the C-USA Championships. Had a personal record of 163-11 in the javelin at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/4). INDOOR: Earned all-league honors for the seventh time in her career with an eighth-place finish in the shot put at the Conference USA Championships (2/28). Her top effort in the shot was 45-11.75 at the Gator Invitational (2/1).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03)
Tulane's Team MVP for the Outdoor season. The Wave's top performer in the discus, javelin and shot put. Finished 10th at Nationals in the javelin. Scored 21 points at the C-USA Championships, winning the javelin and finishing second in the discus and sixth in the shot put. Established a new school record in the discus and had the third-best javelin throw and fourth-best shot put in school history.

AS A FRESHMAN (2001-02)
Registered a strong freshman campaign, scoring in two events at the C-USA Championships, taking third place in both the discus and the javelin. Posted her career-best discus throw of 162-05 in the Tulane Invitational (4/5). Her top javelin toss of 149-07 came at a last-chance meet in Atlanta. Also had a season-best shot put of 41-10.50, sixth-best in school history at the Tulane Invitational (4/5). INDOOR: Recorded a season-best shot put of 40-07.75 at the LSU Twilight Invitational (2/15).

A 2001 graduate of Gimnazia Jurja Barakovica.

PERSONAL Born August 22, 1982 in Zadar, Croatia. The daughter of Vjekoslav and Marija Jurlina. Majoring in business. Selected to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll in 2000-01.


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