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2022 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Jenny Simpson

Cross Country Track & Field
Mar 8, 2022
One of the most decorated athletes in Buffs history, Jenny Simpson won four NCAA championships during her collegiate career while breaking six NCAA records and seven school records in 2009 alone, several of which still stand today, including the 5,000 meter record. Simpson is still the only woman to post under four minutes in the 1,500 in NCAA history. While competing collegiately, she also enjoyed success on the international stage, mostly in the steeplechase, making two world teams and competing at the Olympic Games in 2008. Following graduation, she was named the inaugural winner of the Bowerman Award and was later named the recipient of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award. She captured many international medals, including the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in the 1,500. Simpson has won a total of nine USA track championships.