Jessica Markham Athlete Profile

Jessica Markham

Jessica Markham
Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2012 Hometown: Banks, OR Last School: Banks High School

Personal

  • Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Parents are Mike and Linda Markham
  • Enjoys sports, playing games with her family, watching movies, cleaning and going on family vacations
  • Favorite place in the world is her grandparent's farm
  • Majoring in child psychology 

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Banks High School 
  • Won 12 letters in high school, including four in cross country 
  • Top-10 in league all four years 
  • Top-20 at state final three years of high school
  • Team captain of the track and field team senior season
  • Earned track team MVP three times
  • Earned all-state honors 10 times in track and field
  • Track team placed second and third in consecutive years at state 
  • Basketball team captain for three seasons
  • Earned Defensive Player of the Year and Most Inspirational awards on basketball team

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 400m- 1:01.83; 400mH- 1:06.73


2012 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Began BYU career with a fifth place finish in the 400m (1:02.66) at the BYU Indoor Invitational. Also ran on the winning 4x400m team (4:01.74) at the meet
  • Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:08.32) and was part of the 12th-place finishing 4x400m team (4:00.61) at the Cherry and Silver Invitational 
  • Ran a season best time of 1:01.83 in the 400m at the Mountain States Games 
  • Ended first indoor season with an eighth place finish in the 400m (1:03.10) at the Weber State Wildcat Indoor Meet

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the 400m hurdles during the Robison Invitational finishing with a time of 1:08.54
  • Finished sixth during the BYU Tri-Meet in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.73
  • Placed 11th with a time of 1:06.93 at the Utah Valley Invitational in the 400m hurdles