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Jessica Gass

Class: Senior
Position:
Height: 5-3

Previous School: Leonardtown H.S.

Hometown: Leonardtown, Md.

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
2013 (Buena Vista, Va.): 34th place, 19:51.01

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2012 (Charlotte, N.C.): 143rd place, 22:56.72
2013 (Earlysville, Va.): 229th place, 24:34.7

Top Track Times at Liberty
800: 2:31.23
1,500: 5:05.31
Mile: 5:25.70
3K: 10:28.49
3K Steeplechase: 11:29.22
5K: 18:37.06
10K: 38:47.52

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Became the fifth Lady Flame ever to break the 11:30 barrier in the steeplechase, clocking an 11:29.22 at the Big South meet for 11th place

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Came in ninth in the Big South 3K final, thanks to a personal-best 10:28.49 effort
• Opened her year with a personal-best 18:37.06 5K clocking at the Liberty Kickoff

2012 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Ran well in her first appearance at the Big South Championship, placing 23rd overall and seventh on the team
• Also raced at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship for the first time, serving as Liberty's No. 6 runner with a 143rd-place finish
• Clocked a 5K personal-best time of 18:24.54 at the Royal Cross Country Challenge

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Raced to a season-best steeplechase time of 12:01.80 for 12th place at the Big South meet
• Ended her season with a 5K season-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