Elise Jepsen
Elise Jepsen
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kennewick, Wash.
High School: Kamiakin HS '09
Position: Jumps
Experience: 3L

Indoor Best at EWU
60m 8.49 • 200m 28.02 • 800m 2:48.96 • 55m Hurdles 9.28 • 60m Hurdles 9.56 • High Jump 5-5 • Long Jump 15-8 1/4 • Triple Jump 37-1 1/4 • Shot Put 33-4 1/2 • Pentathlon 2977

Outdoor Best at EWU

200m 28.07 • 800m 2:43.44 • 100m Hurdles 15.79 • High Jump 5-6 • Long Jump 16-3 • Triple Jump 36-6 1/4 • Shot Put 33-8 1/2 • Javelin 81-1 • Heptathlon 3994

All-Big Sky Accolades: 2012 Outdoor: High Jump, 3rd.

2011-12: Indoor: She placed sixth in the high jump at the BSC Indoor Championships with a jump of 5-3 1/4. Jepsen’s season best came at the Idaho Vandal Collegiate, matching her indoor-best jump of 5-4 1/4 and placing her second overall. Outdoor: Jepsen got on the podium for the high jump at the BSC Outdoor Championships, placing third with a personal-best mark of 5-6 to rank her seventh all-time at Eastern. She also placed 11th in the triple jump with an outdoor-best mark of 36-6 1/4. She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

2010-11: Indoor: Jepsen placed fifth in the high jump at the BSC Indoor Championships with a mark of 5-3. She also had a triple jump of 36-9 3/4 at the Indoor Championships to place 10th overall. Jepsen recorded her personal best of 37-1 1/4 in the triple jump at the Candy Cane Invite, placing second and putting her ninth all-time at Eastern. Outdoor: She placed seventh with a season best in the high jump (5-5) and placed 13th in the triple jump (35-4 1/2) at the BSC Outdoor Championships. She also ran a personal-best time of 15.79 in the 100 hurdles at the Oregon Relays, placing 12th overall. Jepsen was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

2009-10: Indoor: Jepsen placed 11th at the BSC Indoor Championships in the high jump with a mark of 5-0 1/4. She also competed in the indoor pentathlon during her freshman indoor season with her best performance coming at the WSU Cougar Indoor Invitational when she scored 2977 points in the five-event competition. She scored 773 in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.69, helping her to a ninth-place finish. Outdoor: Jepsen qualified for the outdoor conference championships in the heptathlon where she scored 3976 points to place 11th overall. Her highest-scoring event was the high jump (724) after jumping 5-2 1/2. She also tied for seventh in the open high jump at the Championships with a mark of 5-3. Her highest-scoring heptathlon came earlier in the season at the Whitworth Buc Scoring Invite where she placed first with 3994 points to rank tenth-all time at Eastern.  She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

High School: Jepsen was a versatile athlete for the Kamiakin Braves, competing in both track and volleyball all four years. She was a 3A State Champion in the high jump her sophomore year.  She had finishes of second (2008) and eighth (2009) in the high jump. She also qualified for the State Championships in the triple jump three times including finishes of fourth (2007), fifth (2008) and 14th (2009). Her best high school marks were in the high jump (5-4), triple jump (37-2 1/2) and 100 hurdles (15.92). She was a scholar athlete at Kamiakin all four years and garnered first team all-league honors four times in track for the high jump, once in the triple jump and twice in volleyball as well.

Personal: Health and Fitness major. Born 4/8/91 in Kennewick, Wash. Her parents are David and Laura Jepsen.

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