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Jessica Gass

Class: Junior
Position:
Height: 5-3

Previous School: Leonardtown H.S.

Hometown: Leonardtown, Md.

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Raced to a personal-best steeplechase time of 12:01.80 for 12th place at the Big South meet
• Ended her season with a 5K personal-best effort of 18:58.75, while finishing fifth at the Highlander Invitational

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011 Cross Country (So.)
• Ran in three meets
• Placed 22nd at the season-opening Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Placed 11th in the Big South steeplechase final, with a season-best time of 12:05.14
• Final race of the season was a 19:23.59 5K effort at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the mile at the Big South meet, clocking 5:31.05 for 15th place

2010 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Began her Liberty career at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay, teaming up with Amy Passauer for ninth place
• Ended her season with a 19th-place showing at the Cavalier Open

Prep
• Graduated from Leonardtown High School
• Named her school's Senior Female Academic Athlete of the Year in 2010
• Placed third in the 3,200-meter final at the 2010 Maryland Class 4A Outdoor Track & Field State Championship
• Came in fourth in both the 1,600 and 3,200 at the 2010 Maryland Class 4A Indoor Track & Field State Championship
• Personal-best times included 2:23 (800), school-record 5:09 (1,600), school-record 11:18 (3,200) and 19:01 (cross country 5K)

Personal
• Daughter of Dean and Amy Gass
• Major is exercise science
• Birthday is on Sept. 15

Cross Country Personal Bests
5K:
18:24.54
Oct. 12, 2012 – Royal Cross Country Challenge
Charlotte, N.C.

6K: 22:56.72
Nov. 9, 2012 – NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Charlotte, N.C.

Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2012 (Rock Hill, S.C.):
23rd place, 18:52.60

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2012 (Charlotte, N.C.): 143rd place, 22:56.72

Top Track Times at Liberty
1,500:
5:05.31
3K: 10:53.83
3K Steeplechase: 12:01.80
5K: 18:58.75