Archive | 2001

World Ranking: 4th
U.S. Ranking: 1st

Induction Into the BYU Hall of Fame

On September 27, 2012, Liz was inducted into the Brigham Young University Athletics Hall of Fame. Liz and four other BYU athlete inductees were honored at an induction ceremony on Friday, the 27th and honored during the BYU football game on Saturday, the 28th. The other inductees included football players Gordon Gravelle (1967-1971), John Tait […]

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USATF Release: Carter named Athlete of the Week (Jackson Breaks American Record for the Fourth Time)

Source: USATF By: Shawn Touney USATF Communications Intern INDIANAPOLIS – Fifteen-year old Michelle Carter, who set a national age division record in the intermediate girl’s shot put this past weekend at the USATF Youth Athletics National Championships in Decatur, Ill., has been named USATF Athlete of the Week. Carter tossed the shot 14.99 meters/49 feet, […]

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Jackson Sets Steeplechase Record

Source: New York Times By JAMES DUNAWAY Elizabeth Jackson of Brigham Young, a former professional ballet candidate, set an American record today in winning the first women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase held at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. Jackson won by 30 meters in 9 minutes 49.73 seconds, breaking the mark of 9:55.63 […]

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New York Times: TRACK AND FIELD – One Gender Wall Left Standing

Source: New York Times By MARC BLOOM Published: May 30, 2001 When Elizabeth Jackson traded her ballet slippers for racing spikes, she had no idea that her dance skills would enable her to set the pace in erasing the last gender barrier in track and field. Jackson, a senior on the Brigham Young University track […]

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One Gender Wall Left Standing

Source: New York Times By Marc Bloom When Elizabeth Jackson traded her ballet slippers for racing spikes, she had no idea that her dance skills would enable her to set the pace in erasing the last gender barrier in track and field. Jackson, a senior on the Brigham Young University track team and a former […]

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16 Cougars Qualify for NCAA T&F Championships

Source: BYUCougars.com By Jeff Reynolds, BYU Athletic Media Relations 16 BYU athletes, including five men and 11 women, have qualified to compete in a total of 18 events at the 2001 NCAA Track & Field Championships, beginning Wednesday May 30 through Saturday, June 2 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. With four athletes qualified […]

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Jackson Sets American Steeplechase Record

by Jeff Reynolds, BYU Athletic Media Relations BYU senior Elizabeth Jackson turned in a 9:55.63 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to set an American record on Friday, cruising to an easy victory at the 2001 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in San Diego. After day three, the BYU women, who have won 18 […]

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Jackson Named USATF Athlete of the Week, Runs World Leading Time

Elizabeth Jackson has been named USA Track and Field’s Athlete of the Week posting a world-leading time of 9 minutes, 59.50 seconds in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Pomona Invitational. A senior at Brigham Young University, Jackson is the current American record holder and collegiate record holder in the steeplechase. She also is the […]

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