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Jessica Kamilos
Year: Junior
Hometown: Neosho, Mo.
High School: Neosho
Experience: 2 Letters
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Jessica Jackson Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/12/2011

2012:   As a sophomore, Kamilos competed in all eight meets for the Razorbacks. She was named to the All-Region team while scoring points in 3 meets for Arkansas including a 12th place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional where she crossed the line at 21:23.50, her season best time in a 6K. She would lead the Razorbacks at the First to the Finish southern Stampede meet, finishing with a time of 17:35.74 which is a career best time at the 5K distance.

2011: Jackson began her collegiate career with a victory at the Arkansas Invitational. She crossed the finish line in a 4K time of 14:05.5, pacing the Razorbacks to the team title. During the course of her first season as a Razorback, Jackson was named SEC Freshman of the Week four times, was an All-SEC performer and earned NCAA All-Region accolades. Including her season-opening win, she appeared in Arkansas' scoring lineup on six occasions. She ran to her second top-10 finish in as many meets with a seventh-place result at the Inter-Regional Bubble Buster, crossing the finish line in a time of 13:38.5. Jackson went on to finish 26th overall and 15th overall at the Notre Dame Invitational and Chile Pepper Festival, respectively. At the SEC Championships, she posted a 6K time of 21:06.17 and finished in 14th place. For her performance she was named to the All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshman Team. Jackson earned all-region honors with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Waco, Texas. At the NCAA Championships, she was the team's third finisher and had a season-best 6K time of 21:01.7 to finish in 100th place overall. Following the season, she and teammate Kaitlin Flattmann represented the USA at the 2012 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge in Scotland. In the classroom, Jackson was a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

AT NEOSHO HS: Jackson was a three-time all-state cross country performer in Missouri. As a senior, she placed second at the state meet to go along with fifth- and eighth-place results at the cross country state event as a junior and sophomore, respectively. Jackson helped Neosho High School qualify for the state meet three times and was part of the team's two conference and district championships. On the track, she was a 10-time all-state performer and helped Neosho win four consecutive conference and district team titles during her prep career. Jackson set school records at NHS in the 400 meters (58.00), 800 meters (2:11.08), 1,600 meters (4:58.1) and 3,200 meters (10:50.5). She also owns a personal best in the 5K of 17:34.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 3, 1993, she is the daughter of Walter and Robin Jackson of Neosho, Mo., and is one of five children with siblings Ryan, Brandon, Daniel and Eric. At Arkansas, Jackson plans to major in psychology.

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