Monica Jaenicke
Monica Jaenicke
Year: So.
Hometown: Auburn, Wash.
High School: Thomas Jefferson HS, ’10
Position: XC/Distance
Experience: 1L*

2012 Cross Country: Competing for the first time since 2011 indoor track, Jaenicke returned strong for the Eagles, placing 65th at the Big Sky Championships with a time of 20:07.4 (fourth for Eastern). She was 84th at the Inland Empire Classic, clocking a time of 20:48. She also placed 58th at the Sundodger Invitational (24:58.9) and 52nd at the Clash of the Inland Northwest (16:58.2 4,000).

2011-12: Redshirted

2011 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2010-11: Indoor: Jaenicke ran the mile in 5:40.04 at the Jackson Invitational, placing 20th. At the UW Indoor Preview, she placed 35th in the 3,000 with an indoor-best time of 11:05.85. She ran the 1,600 meter leg on the distance medley relay team at the BSC Indoor Championships that placed eighth with a time of 12:24.65.

2010 Cross Country: Jaenicke was as consistent as they came, running four of her five races under 20 minutes. At the Big Sky Conference Championships, Jaenicke finished 51st with a time of 17:46.98 in the 4,000. She was selected for the Fall Big Sky Conference All-Academic team.

High School: Jaenicke qualified for the State 4A Cross Country Championships three times while in high school. Her best state performance came during her senior year, when she placed 24th in the 5,000. Jaenicke ran her fastest time in the 800 during her junior year, running 2:37.04. She also ran her best times in the 1,600 (5:27.82) and the 3,200 (11:38.68) that season. In 2009, Jaenicke led her squad as team captain and was voted most valuable athlete for cross country at Thomas Jefferson High School. She was also selected to the Washington State Cross Country Association (WSCCA) All-State Team in 2009. Jaenicke excelled in the classroom, graduating from Jefferson High School with a 3.5 GPA.

Personal: Elementary Education major. Born 7/20/92 in Federal Way, Wash. Parents are Roger and Mary Jaenicke. She also has a relative, Gordon Hill, who graduated from Eastern.

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