Jen Clayton

Jen Clayton

Nyack, N.Y.

High School:
Suffern H.S.

Last College:



Finishing Strong

UCF takes runner-up honors at AAC Championships, sets new school record in 4x400.


Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet


Senior Class Prepares for Final Lap

Four Knights reflect on their careers in pre-senior day Q&A


Scott Set to Represent UCF, USA at World University Games

The track and field standout will compete on ESPN3


UCF Track & Field Places Fifth at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Knights earn best finish by non-BCS program in 13 years


UCF Track & Field Senior Day

The Class of 2014 was recognized at the UCF Invitational on March 29.

Personal Bests
Long Jump (In: 6.24m/20-5.75; Out: 6.49m/21-03.50)
Triple Jump (Out: 12.58m/41-03.25)
100M: 11.93

2014 (Senior):
• USTFCCCAA All-American Second Team (4x100, 4x400, long jump)
• All-American Athletic Conference Outdoor First Team (4x100, 4x400)
• All-American Athletic Conference Outdoor Second Team (long jump)
• Represented UCF at the NCAA Championship in the long jump, 4x100 and 4x400 relay
• Recorded a mark of 44.45 to finish 11th at the NCAA Championships in the 4x100 meters, while posted a 15th-place showing in the 4x400 relay at 3:35.42
• Qualified for the NCAA Championship with long jump of 6.17m/20-03.00 at the NCAA East Prelims
• Part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that qualified for the NCAA Championships with times of 44.54 and 3:34.58, respectively. • Finished second in the long jump at The American Outdoor Championship with a leap of 6.15m/20-20.25
• Won the long jump at the UNF Invite at 6.42m/21-00.74
• Earned points at The American Championship with a seventh-place finish of 11.82m/38-09.5
• Posted a third-place finish in the 100 meters at the Black & Gold Challenge at 11.97
• All-American Athletic Conference Indoor Third Team (long jump)
• Part of the 4x400 relay team that broke a school record with a time of 3:35.99 at the Florida Relays
• Earned bronze at the American Indoor Championships in the long jump with a mark of 6.15m/20-25

2013 (Junior):
• NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American and bronze finisher (long jump)
• NCAA East Prelims top long jump performer, qualifying for the first NCAA Championship of her career with a mark of 6.29m/20-7.75 (+1.9)
• C-USA indoor long jump champion
• C-USA outdoor long jump silver medalist and triple jump bronze medalist
• Registered her best long jump as a Knight at the VT Last Chance Meet (3/2) with a second-place leap of 6.20m/20-04.25
• Helped UCF to its fifth overall C-USA championship after earning gold in the long jump with a mark of 6.06m/19-10.75
• Ran a personal-best 11.93 in the 100M twice at the UCF Invitational and Tom Jones Memorial
• Broke out at the C-USA Outdoor Championship with a personal-best 6.49m/21-03.50 in the long jump for second place to teammate Alexis Faulknor
• Earned bronze in her first attempt at the triple jump in 2013 with a mark of 12.58m/41-03.25

2012 (Sophomore):
• One of a school-record 14 competitors to represent the Knights at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/24) and one of UCF's nation-best four entries in the long jump
• Scored points at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/25) in the long jump with a mark of 5.88m/19-03.50 for sixth place
• Ran for a personal-record time of 7.65 in prelims of the 60 meters at the Auburn Invitational (1/21)
• Finished second in the long jump in her first outing as a Knight with a mark of 6.05m/19-10.25 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/14)
• Registered her best long jump of the outdoor season at Florida Relays (4/6) with a mark of 6.14m/20-01.75 for third place
• Scored points in the long jump at the C-USA Championships (5/12) with a seventh-place leap of 5.95m/19-06.25

Transferred to UCF from LSU in Summer 2011

2011 (At LSU):
• A catalyst in a 2011 season sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles by the Lady Tigers
• Won the SEC Indoor title in the long jump with a top mark of 6.18m/(20-3.5) at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships
• Became the first Lady Tiger to be crowned the SEC Indoor champion in the long jump since Monique Freeman in 1999
• Also earned All-SEC honors during the outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships
• Jumped 6.18m (20-3.5) at the SEC Outdoor meet to match her performance indoors
• Competed in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind.

Prior to UCF:
• The No. 1 jumps recruit in the country and one of the top jumps prospects in the world for the Class of 2010
• Wrapped up her junior season in 2009 as the No. 1-ranked high school long jumper in the country regardless of class
• Soared to a new overall personal best in the long jump with a mark of 20-0.75 in the preliminary round at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy. The mark ranks No. 16 all-time by a high school athlete in the United States and is tied for the New York state record in the event
• It was also the No. 2-ranked performance in the world by an athlete under the age of 18
• Went on to win a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships with a mark of 6.05m (19-10.25) in the final
• Named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA Track & Field Team honoring the top high school track and field athletes in the country
• Earned a spot on Team USA after winning the long jump title at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Championships Trials in Ypsilanti, Mich., with a mark of 5.98m (19-7.5)
• Entered the 2010 season as the two-time defending New York Division I outdoor state champion in the long jump
• Posted an impressive mark of 6.25m (20-6.25) to win a state title in the event at the 2009 NYSPHSAA New York State Outdoor Track & Field Championships
• Swept indoor and outdoor state titles as a junior in 2009
• Carried that momentum into the 2010 indoor season as she ranked No. 1 in the country with an indoor personal-best jump of 6.24m (20-5.75) set at the 2010 Hispanic Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York
• Named the USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 13 for her outstanding performance in winning the long jump title at the Hispanic Games
• Her indoor PR ranks No. 9 all-time indoors among high school athletes in the United States
• Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season in 2008 while winning state titles in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay competing for Suffern High School
• Also finished as the state runner-up in both the 200-meter dash and triple jump during the 2008 outdoor season
• Bronze medalist in the long jump at both the National Scholastic Indoor Championships and Nike Outdoor Nationals during the 2008 season
• A talented sprinter who has clocked 11.7 in the 100 meters and 24.3 in the 200 meters in county and sectional competitions during her high school career

• Majoring in sports and exercise science

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