Jenna Prandini
Jenna Prandini US track and field in 2018 01.jpg
Jenna Prandini in 2018
Personal information
Birth nameJenna Elizabeth Prandini
Nationality United States
Born (1992-11-20) November 20, 1992 (age 29)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight132 lb (60 kg)
Sport
SportTrack & Field
Event(s)Sprint Long Jump
ClubPuma
Coached byEdrick Floréal
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Jenna Elizabeth Prandini (born November 20, 1992) is an American track and field athlete, known for sprinting, but originally began her career doing jumping events.[1] She is a two-time national champion at 200 meters (2015, 2018), a 2016 Olympian, and a 2020 Olympic silver medalist.[2][3]

Professional

Before Prandini’s 2015 national title, she won the 100 meters at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a Senior at the University of Oregon.[4] The previous year, she won the long jump. She also was a runner up in the 200 meters both years, runner up in the long jump in 2015 and finished third in the 100 meters in 2014.[5] Prandini is the second female to win the NCAA 100 meters & USA National Outdoor 200 meters in the same year (Merlene Ottey, 1982).[6] In 2015, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female track and field competitor.[7][8]

Prandini qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 200 meters by placing third at the 2016 Olympic Trials.[9] At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, she finished 10th in the 200 meters.

Prandini came to the University of Oregon with the same triple threat credentials, winning all three events (100m, 200m and long jump) at the 2011 CIF California State Meet for Clovis High School in Clovis, California.[10] In her junior year, she won both the long jump and triple jump and also finished second in the 100 meters.[11] In 2011, she also won the US Junior Championship in the long jump.[12]

By coincidence, all of Prandini's major championships have essentially occurred at home. The CIF meet is held in Clovis at cross town Buchanan High School, the NCAA Championships and USA Outdoor Championships were at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, though for the Junior Championships, also at Hayward Field, she moved to Oregon for school three months later.

In 2015, Jenna Prandini achieved the 2016 Olympic standard in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. In 2021, she achieved the 2020 Olympic standard in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Prandini represented the United States in both events at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and she helped Team USA capture a silver medal in the 4×100 m relay by running the third leg of the relay.[13][14]

National titles

Personal records

Indoor personal records

Major Competitions

Championship Event Mark Place Date
California State High School Track and Field championship LJ 19'2.75" w(1.1) 4th May 31, 2008
California State High School Track and Field championship TJ 39'9" w(1.1) 6th June 4, 2009
California State High School Track and Field championship LJ 20'5.75" w(3.2) 1st June 4, 2010
TJ 42'7.25" w(2.2) 1st June 4, 2010
100m 11.42 w(2.0) 2nd June 4, 2010
California State High School Track and Field championship LJ 19'11.75" w(0) 1st June 4, 2011
200m 23.81 w(0.1) 1st June 4, 2011
100m 11.69 w(-0.3) 1st June 4, 2011
USATF U20 Outdoor Championships 100m 11.51 w(1.1) 5th June 23, 2011
200m 23.75 w(0.9) 5th June 23, 2011
LJ 6.24m 20-5 ¾ 1st June 23, 2011
MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 60m 7.34 2nd February 23, 2013
NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 60m 7.38 5th Mar 9, 2013
Pac-12 Track & Field Championships 4 × 100 m 43.81 1st May 12, 2013
200m 23.15 3rd May 12, 2013
100m 11.46 1st May 12, 2013
LJ 6.15m 20' 2.25" 5th May 12, 2013
NCAA Division I National Championships 4 × 100 m 43.80 4th June 8, 2013
4 × 400 m 3:28.24 4th June 8, 2013
100m 11.43 7th June 8, 2013
USATF national championship 100m 11.90 25th Jun 28, 2013
NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships 60m 7.32 7th March 15, 2014
Pac-12 Track & Field Championships 200m 22.60 1st May 18, 2014
100m 11.21 1st May 18, 2014
4 × 100 m 43.77 2nd May 18, 2014
LJ 6.38m 20' 11.25" 1st May 18, 2014
NCAA Division I National Championships 200m 22.63 (w) 2nd June 14, 2014
LJ 6.55m 21' 6" 1st June 14, 2014
100m 11.42 3rd June 14, 2014
MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 60m 7.19 1st February 28, 2015
NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships 60m 7.24 4th March 15, 2015
200m 22.74 2nd March 15, 2015
LJ 6.65m 21' 10" 1st Mar 15, 2015
NCAA Division I National Championships 200m 22.21 2nd June 14, 2015
LJ 6.80m 22' 3.75" 2nd June 14, 2015
100m 10.96 (w) 1st June 14, 2015
USA championships 100m 10.96 6th June 28, 2015
200m 22.20 w(+0.4) 1st June 28, 2015
World Championships 200m 22.87 13th August 27, 2015
World Championships 4 × 100 m 41.68 2nd Aug 29, 2015
2016 Olympic Trials 100m 10.96 5th July 3, 2016
2016 Olympic Trials 200m 22.53 3rd July 10, 2016
2016 Summer Olympics 200m 22.55 10th August 16, 2016
2017 USA championships 100m 11.35 w(-1.2) 13th June 23, 2017
200m 23.16 w(-2.5) 7th June 25, 2017
2018 USA championships 100m 10.98 w(+0.6) 3rd June 22, 2018
200m 22.62 w(-1.0) 1st June 24, 2018
2020 Olympic Trials 100m 11.11 4th June 19, 2021
200m 21.89 2nd June 26, 2021
Olympic Final 4x100m 41.45 2nd August 6, 2021
Olympic Semifinal 200m 22.57 12th August 2, 2021

References

  1. ^ "Jenna Prandini". Team USA. Retrieved July 8, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Women 200 Meter Dash SR". flashresults.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  3. ^ *USATF Championships - 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 Drake Stadium, Des Moines Temporary Results. USA Track & Field.
  4. ^ "Jenna Prandini - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". goducks.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  6. ^ DyeStatCal report
  7. ^ "Prandini Wins Honda Award". University of Oregon Athletics. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  8. ^ "Oregon's Jenna Prandini Named Honda Sport Award Winner for Track & Field". CWSA. 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  9. ^ "Ex-Clovis star Jenna Prandini makes U.S. Olympic team in 200". Fresno Bee. July 10, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "State Finals - 2011". lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "State Finals - 2010". lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "USA Track & Field - LJ". USA Track & Field. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Draper, Kevin; Macur, Juliet (July 1, 2021). "Sha'Carri Richardson, a Track Sensation, Tests Positive for Marijuana". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Kuwada, Robert (June 27, 2021). "Clovis sprinter Jenna Prandini makes U.S. Olympic Team with third personal best in three days". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved July 2, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
Awards Preceded byLaura Roesler The Bowerman (women's winner) 2015 Succeeded byCourtney Okolo