Kia  Jackson

Kia Jackson

Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Southwest DeKalb



Year (XC/In/Out):

55m: 7.32 (H.S.)
60m: 7.47 (2012)
200m: 24.44 (2012)
Long Jump: 20-1/6.12m (2013)

100m: 11.45 (2012)
200m: 24.02 (2011)
Long Jump: 20-0.50/6.11m (2013)
*Through April 10, 2013


2010 Indoor Long Jump: 5th, 19-8/5.99m

2011 Indoor Long Jump: 8th, 18-11.25/5.77m
2011 Outdoor 4x100mR: 6th, 44.73

2012 Outdoor 100m: 5th, 11.45
2012 Outdoor 4x100m: 5th, 44.79

2013 Indoor Long Jump: 6th, 20-1/6.12

  • 2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Second Team (4x100mR)
  • 2011 USTFCCCA Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American (4x100mR)
  • Three-time SEC scorer, including twice in long jump
  • Made 2010 SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team in long jump
  • 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field and three-time member of SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 USA Junior Championships participant (100m/200m/LJ)
  • Recipient of the Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Scholarship in 2013

  • SEC indoor scorer (wLJ, 6th, 20-1)
  • Attempted to improve her personal record at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Qualifier, but only managed a 16th-place finish and a top distance of 18-4.25
  • Scored at the league meet with a personal record leap of 20-1 in the long jump...Placed fifth in her heat in the 60m prelims in 7.54
  • Finished third in her heat in the 60m preliminary round at the Tyson Invitational in a season-best 7.57...Reached a season-best distance of 18-5 in the long jump, finishing 20th...Matched her season-best time in the 200m at 25.43 to placed 71st
  • Placed 26th in the 60m Championship division at the Armory Invitational in 7.58...Finished 47th in the 200m with a time of 25.47...Leapt 17-3.25 in the Collegiate long jump to place 36th
  • Earned a spot in the 60m final at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge with a season-best time of 7.61 in the preliminary round, but had a false start in the final, resulting in no marks...Competed in the long jump in College Station, resulting in a season-best leap of 18-3.75 to place fifth
  • Finished 10th overall in the preliminary round of the 60m at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 7.70...Ran the 200m there, finishing 19th overall in 25.95...Competed in her first long jump of the season, finishing with a distance of 17-11 to place eighth... Ran the 4x400mR in 3:47.27 to finish fourth
  • Ran the 200m at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing in a season-best time of 25.43, placing 14th...Placed tenth in the 60m preliminary with a time of 7.65...Finished the 4x400mR with a time of 4:08.24 to finish in 10th place
  • Earned a new wind-aided season best time of 11.60 in the 100m at the Florida Relays
  • Dropped her season best time in the 100m to 11.63 at the Texas Relays
  • Started the outdoor campaign at the MSU Conference Challenger, winning the 100m in 11.81...Also placed third in the long jump with a personal record 20-0.5 leap and finished fourth in the 200m with a 24.58 clocking


Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Second Team (4x100mR)...SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Indoors - Competed in the 60m dash and long jump at the SEC meet...Ran 7.48 in the 60, not advancing but placing 11th...Leaped 19-1 1/2 and took 13th in the long jump...Swept the 60m and 200m Gold Division titles at the Akron Invitational, running career bests of 7.47 and 24.44, respectively...Those were her first collegiate wins...Ran a season-best 7.53 in the 60m prelims at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Placed fifth in 60m dash in 7.64 at the Kentucky Invitational...Second in the long jump at 19-1 3/4 and sixth in the 60m at 7.65 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Ran a season-best 24.69 200m clocking at A&M as well...Outdoors - Ran with the 4x100m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing in a season best 44.26 but failing to make it past the semifinals...Competed in two events at the NCAA East Preliminary Round...Advanced to the NCAA Championship meet with the 4x100m relay team, which she anchored to a season-best time of 44.29 and the No. 6 mark in the East...Advanced beyond the East first round of the 100m with a time of 11.69, but she fell short of the cut-off in the quarterfinal with her time of 11.56...Dropped her PR to 11.45 in the 100m to finish fifth at SEC Championships...Ran a wind-aided 11.39 in the prelims...Also anchored UT's 4x100m relay to fifth in 44.79...Ran 11.49 in the 100meters to win in the Showcase section at the Sea Ray Relays...Also took third in the open 200m in 24.15...Won the 100m dash in a wind-aided 11.41 and anchored the 4x100m relay to victory (44.78) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Added a third-place showing in the 200m in 24.13 at that meet...Leaped to a career-best mark of 19-9 1/2 to finish second in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Finished second in the 100m dash (11.74) and anchored UT to victory in the 4x100m relay (44.44) at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual...Won the 100m dash in 11.68 and was fifth in the 200m (24.80) at the Tennessee Challenge...Also anchored UT's 4x100m relay unit to first place at that meet in 44.75 and was third in the long jump (17-11 3/4).

Honors - Earned USTFCCCA Outdoor Honorable Mention All-America accolades (4x100mR)...Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field...Made SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Finished eighth in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, leaping 18-11 ¼...Competed in 60m and 200m dashes at league meet, running 7.52 and 24.71 but not advancing...Season and career best in 60m was 7.49 in prelims at New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Top 200m mark came at the Kentucky Invitational, where she ran 24.64...Outdoors - Ran on UT's sixth-place 4x100m relay unit, which hit the tape in 44.73 at the SEC Outdoor meet...Also anchored Lady Vols to 44.78 at the NCAA meet, which did not advance to the final but was good enough for All-America honorable mention status...Anchored UT to eighth in the 4x100m event and sixth in the 4x200m race at the Penn Relays...Ran a wind-aided season best of 11.63 to take third in the 100m at the Vanderbilt Invitational...PR in the 200 came at the Sea Ray Relays, where she checked in seventh in 24.02.

Honors - Made SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team (long jump) and SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Competed in the 60m, 200m and long jump at the SEC Championships, landing a career-best leap of 19-8 in the latter to snare fifth place...Posted her top 60m time at the Texas A&M Challenge, running 7.58...Her 200m best came at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she covered the distance in 24.68...Outdoors - Carded an outdoor best in the long jump at the Tennessee Invitational, taking second at 19-3...That earned her a trip to the USA Junior Championships, where she was 10th at 17-11 1/4...Competed in the 100 and 200 there also but did not advance past the first round...Wound up 15th at SEC meet in long jump at 18-1 3/4...Ran her best wind legal 100 and 200 readouts at the Sea Ray Relays, clocking in at 11.80 and 24.39, respectively...Anchored season-best 4x100m effort at the Penn Relays, bringing UT home fifth in the college division final in 45.45.

Swept 2009 Georgia Class AAAA state titles in the 100m (11.63) and 200m (24.86) dashes and helped SWDHS win the 4x100m relay in a state record time and capture their third straight team title as well...She ran on state-winning 4x1s all four years and contributed to 4x4 triumphs in 2006 and 2008...State runner-up in 100m and 200m as a junior...2009 Atlanta Track Club Track Woman of the Year (100m, 4x100mR)...2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals All-American, taking sixth in 100m and seventh in 200m...Member of honor roll, principal's list and marching and concert bands.

Born Jan. 15, 1992, in Atlanta, Ga....Majoring in child and family studies...Parents are Erik and Vertrina Jackson...Has two sisters, Erin and Carmen...Recipient of the Hartman Endowment for the Thornton Athletic Center.


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