Jessica Flax
Jessica Flax

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearland, Texas

High School:
Pearland

Height:
5-8

Event:
Multi-Events

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Graduated

Notables
• 2013 All-American (indoor pentathlon)
• 2013 Big Ten champion (indoor pentathlon)
• 2012, 2011 All-American (heptathlon)
• 2012, 2011 Big Ten champion (heptathlon)
• 2012 Second-Team All-American (indoor pentathlon)
• School record-holder in heptathlon (5,826)
• Silver medalist at 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships

At Wisconsin
2013 Outdoor:
Competed unattached at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) and placed fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.99 and second in the long jump with a mark of 17-5 1/2 (5.32m) ... while competing unattached, placed fifth in the heptathlon at the Drake Relays (4/24-25) with a score of 5,219 points

2013 Indoor:
Took eighth place to earn All-America honors in the pentathlon at the NCAA championships (3/9) with a career-best score of 4,112 points ... won the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) with a score of 4,078 points and was a member of the 4x400 relay that broke the Wisconsin school record with an eighth-place finish in a time of 3:43.65 ... placed second in the pentathlon with 3,009 points at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/1) ... finished second in the 60 hurdles at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a time of 8.52 ... took second in the 60 meters with a time of 7.84, won the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.66 after running 8.63 in the preliminaries, placed fourth in the high jump with a clearance of 5-0 1/4 (1.53m) and took second in the long jump with a mark of 17-5 1/4 (5.31m) at the Wisconsin Eilte Invitational (1/19) ... won the 60 hurdles at the Panther Open (1/12) with a time of 8.74

2012 Indoor:
Took 16th in the pentathlon with 3,186 points at the NCAA championships (3/10) ... placed second in the pentathlon with 4,008 points at the Big Ten championships (2/24-25) and was a member of the 10th-place 4x400 relay team (3:45.46) ... won the 60-meter hurdles at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with a time of 8.78 ... placed 66th in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational (2/11) with a time of 26.08 ... took fourht in the pentathlon with 3,789 points at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/3) ... placed fourth in the 600 meters (1:39.46) and second in the high jump (5-3 3/4 (1.62m)) at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... took fifth in the 60 hurdles at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) with a time of 8.77, also took 13th in the high jump with a height of 5-1 (1.55m)

2012 Outdoor: Took fourth place to earn All-America honors in the heptathlon at the NCAA championships (6/7-8) with school-record score of 5,826 points (her third time breaking UW's school record on the season) ... repeated as Big Ten (5/11-12) heptathlon champion with a score of 5,772 points ... finished 12th in heptathlon at USA Olympic Trials, recording a score of 5,763 points ... also took 15th in the javelin with a throw of 125-0 (38.09) and helped the Badgers take ninth in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:43.36 at the Big Ten meet ... threw for 137-4 (41.87m) in the javelin to take 31st at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/24-25) and placed 32nd in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.71 ... took second in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays Combined Events (4/18-19), breaking school record with a score of 5,662 points ... placed sixth in the hurdles (14.15), eighth in the high jump (5-3 (1.60m)), 18th in the long jump (17-1 1/4 (5.21m)) and was a member of the sixth-place 4x400 relay team (3:48.23) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... placed sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.46 at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) and also won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.22 ... took eighth in the long jump at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a leap of 17-7 1/2 (5.37m) and also placed seventh in her section of the high jump with a height of 5-3 1/4 (1.61m)

2011 Indoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/4), winning the 60-meter hurdules (8.84) and taking third in the high jump (5-3 3/4 (1.62m))

2011 Outdoor: Claimed heptathlon title at Big Ten championships (5/13-14) with a then-personal-best score of 5,372 points ... finished seventh to earn All-America honors at the NCAA outdoor championships, recording then-personal-best score of 5,440 points ... score of took seventh in the heptathlon with a Big Ten-leading score of 5,353 at the Mt. SAC Relays Combined Events (4/13-14) ... won the heptathlon with a score of 5,162 at the Aztec Invitational (3/18-19) ... ran a wind-aided time of 25.25 in the 200 meters, placed 11th in the high jump with a clearance of 5-5 (1.65m) and leapt a personal-best 17-11 1/2 (5.47m) in the long jump for 16th place at the Steve Scott Invitational (4/30-5/1) ... placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 5-5 1/4 (1.66m) and took second in the long jump with a mark of 17-7 1/2 (5.37m) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/7)

2010 Indoor: Finished fourth in the penathlon at the Big Ten championships with an NCAA provisional qualifying score of 3,754 ... finished 12th in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles at the Big Ten championships in 8.83 ... finished second in the pentathlon at the Wisconsin Elite Invite (1/29) with 3,672 points ... won the 60-meter hurdles at the Badger Track Classic (1/23) in 8.80 ... finished fifth in the 200 meters at the Badger Quad (1/16)

2010 Outdoor: Finished third in the heptathlon (5,253), sixth in the javelin (121-5), and 14th in the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles (14.61) at the Big Ten championships ... member of the fourth-place and school-record setting shuttle hurdle relay team (56.77) at the Drake Relays (4/24) ... finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/14-15) with a score of 5,155 points ... won the heptathlon at the Hurricane Invitational (3/19-20) by scoring 4,754 points ... finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.51), third in the javelin (118-6), and sixth in the high jump (5-4 1/4) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) ... set a personal-best in the 100 meters (12.37) and 200 meters (25.58) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/17) ... finished the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.57 at the Florida Relays (4/2) ... finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles at the Florida State Relays (3/26) in a time of 14.58

2009 Indoor: Placed sixth in the pentathlon at the Big Ten championships with a score of 3,821 ... finished 15th at the Iowa State Classic in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.75 ... scored an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the pentathlon with a score of 3,702 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational, the ninth-highest score in UW history ... ran UW's fifth-fastest 60-meter hurdles time in 8.69 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational

2009 Outdoor: Finished sixth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten championships (5/16) with a score of 4,974 ... placed fourth in the heptathlon at the USA junior championships (6/27) with a 4,746 ... also took 16th in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big Ten championships (5/16) in 14.62 ... won the heptathlon at the Hurricane Invitational with a score of 4,968 ... took 13th in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.40 at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational ... high jumped 5-1 (1.55m) in the VS Beach Invitational (4/18) ... finished 10th in the long jump at the Arkansas Twilight (5/1) with a leap of 17-1 1/2 (5.22m) ... placed seventh at the Wisconsin Open (5/2) with a shot put of 36-0 (10.97m)l

High School
2008 Track & Field News All-American ... four-time USA Track & Field junior championships qualifier ... took runner-up honors in heptathlon at 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Championships ... scored 5,108 points to take second place, the year's No. 2 prep score ... also was ranked No. 17 among U.S. preps in the 100 hurdles (13.99) as a senior ... was part of gold-medal winning 4x400-meter relay team at 2008 USATF National Junior Olympics ... claimed Texas Class 5A state title in 100 hurdles as a senior in 2008 ... 12-time district champion, including titles in seven different events ... led Pearland High School team in scoring in all four prep seasons ... four-time team MVP ... owns school records in the high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay and total points scored ... also a four-year letterwinner in basketball, Personal bests: Heptathlon - 5,108

Personal
Parents are Brant and Carylon Flax ... has two brothers, Jarrett and Josh ... Jarrett competed in the multi-events at the University of Houston, winning Conference USA titles in the indoor heptathlon and outdoor decathlon in 2007 ... major is consumer science

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Hurdles 8.46 3-9-13 100 Meters 12.37 4-17-10
200 Meters 26.08 2-11-12 200 Meters 24.79
24.75 wa
5-11-12
6-29-12
800 Meters 2:15.33 2-22-13 800 Meters 2:15.97 5-12-12
High Jump 5-5 3/4 (1.67m) 2-24-12 100 Hurdles 13.70
13.38 wa
6-29-12
7-6-12
Long Jump 18-6 1/2 (5.65m) 3-9-13 High Jump 5-7 3/4 (1.72m) 6-29-12
Shot Put 41-7 3/4 (12.69m) 2-1-13 Long Jump 18-9 1/4 (5.72m) 6-22-08
Pentathlon 4,112 3-9-13 Shot Put 42-11 3/4 (13.10m) 6-7-12
(8.46 / 1.63m / 12.50m / 5.65m / 2:16.15) Javelin 151-7 (46.20m)) 4-19-12
Heptathlon 5,826 6-7/8-12
(13.72 / 1.69m / 13.10m / 25.09 / 5.68m / 43.12m / 2:16.43)

All-America Honors (3)
2013 - Indoor (1)
Pentathlon: 8th - 4,112 (8.46 / 1.63m / 12.50m / 5.65m / 2:16.15)

2012 - Outdoor (1)
Heptathlon: 4th - 5,826 (13.72 / 1.69m / 13.10m / 25.09 / 5.68m / 43.12m / 2:16.43)

2011 - Outdoor (1)
Heptathlon: 7th - 5,440 (14.12 / 1.66m / 12.01m / 25.64 / 5.31m / 41.04m / 2:18.10)

Second-Team All-America Honors (1)
2012 - Indoor (1)
Pentathlon: 16th - 3,186 (8.62 / NH / 12.36m / 5.43m / 2:18.98)

All-Big Ten Honors (4)
2013 - Indoor
Pentathlon: 1st - 4,078 (8.49 / 1.65m / 12.31m / 5.48m / 2:15.33)

2012 - Indoor
Pentathlon: 2nd - 4,008 (8.74 / 1.67m / 12.60m / 5.35m / 2:19.09)

2012 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 1st - 5.772 (13.67 / 1.67m / 12.73m / 24.79 / 5.42m / 44.64m / 2:15.97)

2011 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 1st - 5,372 (14.18 / 1.67m / 12.52m / 25.98 / 5.43m / 39.50m / 2:24.18)

School Records (1)
Heptathlon: 5,826 (6/7-8/2012)

At the NCAA Championships
2013 - Indoor
Pentathlon: 8th - 4,112 (8.46 / 1.63m / 12.50m / 5.65m / 2:16.15)

2012 - Indoor

Pentathlon: 16th - 3,186 (8.62 / NH / 12.36m / 5.43m / 2:18.98)

2012 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 4th - 5,826 (13.72 / 1.69m / 13.10m / 25.09 / 5.68m / 43.12m / 2:16.43)

2011 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 7th - 5,440 (14.12 / 1.66m / 12.01m / 25.64 / 5.31m / 41.04m / 2:18.10)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 - West
100 Hurdles: 32nd-P - 13.71
Javelin: 31st - 137-4 (41.87m)

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
Pentathlon: 1st - 4,078 (8.49 / 1.65m / 12.31m / 5.48m / 2:15.33)

2012 - Indoor
Pentathlon: 2nd - 4,008 (8.74 / 1.67m / 12.60m / 5.35m / 2:19.09)

2012 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 1st - 5.772 (13.67 / 1.67m / 12.73m / 24.79 / 5.42m / 44.64m / 2:15.97)

2011 - Outdoor
Heptathlon: 1st - 5,372 (14.18 / 1.67m / 12.52m / 25.98 / 5.43m / 39.50m / 2:24.18)

2010 - Indoor
60 Hurdles: 12th - 8.83
Pentathlon: 4th - 3,754 (8.78 / 1.58m / 12.47m / 5.51m / 2:26.52)

2010 - Outdoor
100 Hurdles: 14th-P - 14.61
Javelin: 6th - 121-5 (37.02m)
Heptathlon: 3rd - 5,253 (14.04 / 1.60m / 11.95m / 25.35 / 5.18m / 36.54 / 2:20.17)

2009 - Indoor

60 Hurdles 14th-P - 8.79
4x400 Relay: 9th - 3:48.24
Pentathlon: 6th - 3,821 (8.74 / 1.57m / 11.65m / 5.50m / 2:20.46)

2009 - Outdoor
100 Hurdles: 16th-P - 14.62
Heptathlon: 6th - 4,974 (14.54 / 1.63m / 10.54m / 26.05 / 5.05m / 33.98m / 2:20.45)

Other Notable Performances
2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships
Heptathlon: 2nd (5,544)

2012 USA Olympic Trials
Heptathlon: 12th (5,763)

2009 USA Junior Championships (Outdoor)

Heptathlon: 4th (4,746)

2008 USA Junior Championships (Outdoor)
Heptathlon: 2nd (5,108)

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