Jenna Taylor Jensen Athlete Profile

Jenna Taylor Jensen

Jenna Taylor Jensen
Position: Distance Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2004-2008 Hometown: Provo, UT

Personal

  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Scott and Cheryl Taylor
  • Married to Tyrel Jensen who is on the men's cross country team
  • Majoring in exercise science with a minor in family life

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in both cross country and track
  • MVP two years
  • Received Coach's Choice Award
  • Team captain for two years for both track and cross country
  • Cross Country All-State two times
  • Named All-State in track in the 3200m
  • Received Principal's Leadership Award and the Morris-Nader Scholarship
  • Provo HS Student Body President

Stats

BEST TIMES: 3000m - 9:58, 5000m - 16:56, 10,000m - 36:36


2004 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted the season
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2005 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete 

Outdoor: 

  • Found opportunities to compete in the 5000m during the outdoor season
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2006 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished second in the 5000m at the UCLA Invite with a time of 17:11.20
  • Competed in the 5000m at the Oregon Invite with a time 17:30.37
  • Placed fifth in the 10,000m at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 38:37.68
  • Named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center

Outdoor: 

  • Did not compete

2007 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished with a season-best time of 10:08.18 in the 3000 meters at the University of Washington Invitational
  • Ran a season-best time in the 5000 meters (17:22.62) at the Husky Classic
  • Placed seventh in the 5000 meters at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Monterey, Mexico meet
  • Ran the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:07.76 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Ran a season-best 5,000 meter time of 16:56 at UCLA
  • Placed third in the 5,000 meters at the Robison Invitational
  • Won the 5,000 meters at the Weber Twilight meet
  • Placed sixth in the 10,000 meters with a season-best time of 36:36.37 at the MWC Championships