Track & Field

 
Jessica Knierim

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Randolph, N.J.

High School:
Morris County School of Technology

Height:
5-7

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
03/29/1993

Jessica Knierim

04/20/2013

Men's T&F Put on Strong Showing at LSU Alumni Gold

Frano, Lozes, White, Breaux please Coach Peterson with their performances on the day

04/18/2013

T&F Look to Build Off Last Week's Dominating Performances at Southeastern Lion Invitational, LSU Alumni Gold

Team set 16 personal records last week at South Alabama Invitational

04/13/2013

Breaux, Lapucha, Frano, Quincy, McMillan All Win Respective Event Titles at South Alabama Invitational

All set personal bests during their performances

04/12/2013

New Events in Store for Some T&F Athletes at the South Alabama Invitational

Squad looks to gain steam in a meet close to home before heading to the C-USA Championships

04/11/2013

158 Tulane Student-Athletes Recognized by Conference USA for Their Work in the Classroom

Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better

Knierim's Career Best Performances
Event Mark (Date)
Indoor
Pole Vault 3.80m (12-5.5) (2/14/13)
Outdoor
Pole Vault 3.87m (12-8.25) (5/3/14)

2013-14 (Junior)

Indoor Track and Field: Competed in six regular-season meets as well as the Conference USA Championships...participated only in the pole vault...set a personal best in the pole vault at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic (2/14), clearing 3.80 meters (12-5.5)...the jump of 3.80 meters (12-5.5) was tied for third in school history at season's end...tied for third at the BSC Panther Icebreaker (12/6/13) with a jump of 3.55 meters (11-7.75)...placed tenth at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (3/1) with a jump of 3.60 meters (11-9.75)...jumped in the 3.70 meter range twice on the year, clearing 3.72 meters (12-2.5) at the at the Cherry and Silver Invitational (1/25) and a 3.70 meter (12-1.5) leap at the Samford Multis and Invitational (2/8).

Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in seven regular-season meets, as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships...participated solely in the pole vault...scored points at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/18) in the pole vault, finishing sixth with a vault of 3.68 meters (12-0.75)...notched a personal-best vault of 3.87 meters (12-8.25) at the Black and Gold Invitational (5/3), a mark that stood as fourth-best in school history at season's end...placed third at the Stanford Invitational (4/5) with a leap of 3.82 meters (12-6.25)...tied for third at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) by clearing 3.82 meters (12-6.25)...finished third at the Tulane Team Challenge (3/29) and at the South Alabama Invitational (4/12) with respective leaps of 3.81 meters (12-6) and 3.70 meters (12-1.5).

Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.

2012-13 (Sophomore)

Indoor Track and Field: Posted results in five of the team's regular season meets as well as the Conference USA Championships...competed only in the pole vault...scored three points for Tulane during the Conference USA Championships (3/23/13) by placing sixth with a jump of 3.59m (11' 9.25")...posted a personal best of 3.75m (12' 3.5") during the New Mexico Classic (2/2/13), the third best jump in school history...notched heights of 3.69m (12' 1.25") and 3.65m (11' 11.75") at the LSU Twilight (2/15/13) and the Cherry and Silver Invitational (1/20/13), respectively...also competed in the Panther Ice Breaker (12/1/12) and the Crimson Tide Opener (1/12/13).

Outdoor Track and Field: Posted results in eight of the team's regular season meets as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships...competed only in the pole vault...posted the school's third best pole vault of all time - also a new personal best - at the South Alabama Invitational (4/13) with a jump of 3.81 meters (12' 6")...also pole vaulted at the Samford Invitational (3.80 meters or 12' 5.5" on 4/27), the LSU Relays (3.76 meters or 12' 4" on 3/22), the Sun Angel Classic (3.75 meters or 12' 3.5" on 4/6), the LSU Alumni Gold (3.72 meters or 12' 2.5" on 4/20), the Mesa Classic (3.67 meters or 12' 0.5" on 4/5), the Tulane Team Challenge (3.66 meters or 12' 0" on 3/2) and the Stanford Invitational (3.53 meters or 11' 7" on 3/30)...placed ninth at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (5/11) with a leap of 3.57 meters (11' 8.5")

Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.

2011-12 (Freshman)

Indoor Track and Field: Competed in six of the team's seven meets...participated in the pole vault in all six meets...ranked 8th in Conference USA in the pole vault...ranked second on the team in the pole vault...had the second and third best vaults of the season on the squad, with five of the top ten...cleared a season-best height of 3.54-meters in the pole vault at the LSU Twilight (2/17)...vaulted 3.52-meters at the Husker Invitational (2/4) and 3.40-meters at the Crimson Tide Opener (1/14)...also posted heights of 3.36-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/25), 3.30-meters at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (1/21) and 3.25-meters at the Birmingham Ice Breaker (12/8).

Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in five of the team's meets...participated in the pole vault in each meet...ranked 9th in Conference USA in the pole vault...ranked second on the team in the event...held the third, seventh, eighth and tenth best heights in the event on the squad...posted a season-best heighth of 3.65-meters in the pole vault at the South Alabama Invitational (4/14)...cleared 3.52-meters at the LSU Relays (3/24) and 3.50-meters at the Jaguar Invitational (3/31) in the pole vault...also vaulted 3.45-meters at the Conference USA Championships (5/13) and 3.43-meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club

About Jessica Knierim

Prep: Lettered all four years in track and field for head coach Len Pietrewicz while competing at Randolph High School...attended the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts...named team captain during her senior season...garnered All-State Second Team honors during her senior season...was a three time All- Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference pick in the pole vault as a sophomore, junior and senior...earned First Team All-Morris County laurels during her final two season at RHS...holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault...also holds the Morris County record in the pole vault...helped the Rams to a runner-up finish at the at the NJSIAA State Championships as a senior...qualified for the NJSIAA State Championships her final three seasons...also lettered once in cheerleading and three times in gymnastics.

Personal: Born Jessica A. Knierim on March 29, 1993...the daughter of Tim and Kathy Knierim...has one brother, Brian, and one sister, Caitlin.

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