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Jolee Gillespie Athlete Profile

Jolee Gillespie

Jolee Gillespie
Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 1998-2001 Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO


  • Born in Salt Lake City
  • Parents are Scott and Donna Gillespie
  • Majoring in humanities (First Year Grad Student)



  • 1997-CC: placed 10th in the Collegiate race at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 18:40. . . finished in ninth place in 18:22 at the Ricks Invitational.
  • 1998-T&F: finished fourth in the 1500m at the U.S. Junior Nationals in a time of 4:33.27. . . finished seventh in the 1500m at the WAC Championships.
  • 1998-CC: redshirted the season.
  • 1999-T&F: took second in the mile with a 4:47.09 at the WAC Indoor Championships ... finished eighth in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... finished second in the 1500m at the Texas Relays (provisional-qualifying 4:23) and the Mt. SAC Relays ... ran a season-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 4:22.25 in the 1500m at the Cardinal Invitational. . . finished fifth at the WAC Championships in the 1500m. . . qualified for the NCAAs in the 1500m; finished 1seventh.
  • 1999-CC: placed second at the BYU Triple Crown with a time of 17:50 for the three-mile course.
  • 2000-T&F: won the 800m at the Snake River Open in 2:13.75. . . took second in the mile with a 4:53.93 at the Mountain States Games. . . finished third in the 1500m with a 4:27.36 at the ASU Invitational. . . won the 1500m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational. . . also ran the 400m in 59.59 at the UTEP meet. . . ran on BYU's second-place 4x800m relay team in the Hayward Relays before injuries forced her to miss the remainder of the season.
  • 2000-CC: finished 30th at Stanford Invitational. . . fourth team finisher and sixth overall at the Utah State Invitational with a time of 21:01 on the 5K course.
  • 2001-T&F: third in mile (4:57.05) at Los Angeles Open. . . fourth in the mile (4:54.14) at Minnesota Classic. . . finished eighth in mile at MWC Indoor Championships. . . redshirted outdoor track. . . Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.
  • 2001-CC: finished the 5K course at the Great Race in 18:34.0 to finish ninth. . . placed fourth at the Stanford Invitational 4K with a time of 13:30. . . ran a time of 22:36 at the Furman Invitational to place fifth.

Before BYU

  • State champion in 800m and 4x400m relay her sophomore and junior years
  • State champion in 1600m her senior year
  • Named Runner of the Year by the Colorado Springs Gazette her junior year
  • All-Area in cross country and track all four years of high school