Jessica Collins
Jessica Collins


Goldsboro, N.C.

High School:
Eastern Wayne

2004: Competed in six of the Lady Pirates' scheduled events ... Recorded five top 20 finishes ... Recorded her best finish of the year at the Adidas Raleigh Invitational, placing third with a personal-best time of 18:42 ... Finished sixth at the Great American Cross Country Festival and N.C. Intercollegiate Championships ... Ran the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor track season ... Posted a personal best time of 5:08.15 at the Gator Invitational ... Earned a fourth-place finish while standing 20th at the C-USA Indoor Championships (5:21.06) ... Was fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Clemson Invitational (10:21.63, season-best) ... Did not participate in any outdoor track events.

2003: Competed in all eight events during the season ... Registered four top 10 finishes ... Finished tied for first at dual meet with North Carolina A&T and third at the Overton's/Pirate Invitational ... Placed 10th at both the Elon Invitational and IC4A/ECAC Championships ... Best time of season came at N.C. Intercollegiate Championships (17:54) in a 16th place finish.

2002: Competed in six meets as a freshman ... Placed in the top 20 three times with a season-best sixth place finish at the Lake Kristi Invitational ... Registered her best 5K time of the year during the meet, with a time of 19:11. High School: A four-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letterwinner in track and field ... 2001 N.C. 3A Cross Country champion ... Finished first in the mile and two-mile run at the 2002 N.C. 3A State Championships ... Four-time cross country team MVP ... Won a pair of conference and regional championships ... Holds school record in the mile, two-mile, and 4x800 sprint medley.

Personal: Daughter of Bill and Lynn Collins ... Has one sister, Mary Cornwell and brother, Will Collins, also a member of the ECU cross country team.

2005 Results
Event Time Place
UNC-Wilmington Invitational 18:47.01 4
North Carolina Invite 18:57.00 6
McAlister's Deli Invite 18:49.55 2
Pre-Nationals Meet 22:26.80 129
Conference USA Championship 17:58.70 12
NCAA Southeast Regional DNC -