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    Jenna Tong
    Jenna Tong

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa

    Height:
    5-2

    Event:
    Distances

    Birthdate:
    12/03/1993

    04/08/2014

    Johnson, Ndipagbor, Davis, Faulknor, and Gaither Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Ndipagbor, Davis, Faulknor, and Gaither set USC 4x200m relay record.

    04/08/2014

    Johnson, Ndipagpor, Davis, Faulknor, and Gaither Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Ndipagpor, Davis, Faulknor, and Gaither set USC 4x200m relay record.

    04/18/2013

    Tong Runs 8th-Fastest 3000m SC All-Time By A Trojan Today At Mt. SAC

    Cal State L.A. Meet Canceled; Campus evacuated after bomb scare

    04/06/2013

    USC's Women's Relays Teams Rule At Florida Relays

    Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational

    03/22/2013

    Conatser And Ozorai Win Hammer Throw Competitions At Trojan Invitational

    Conatser and Berdousi post USC all-time top 10 marks

    THIS YEAR: Junior Jenna Tong has developed into one of USC's top distance runners. She will compete in the distances and 3000m steeplechase for USC this season. She has also run for the cross country team all three seasons.

    2014: Tong ran the third-fastest 3000m steeplechase time in school history of 10:42.91 to win at the Cal-Nevada Championships on April 5. She also ran a 10:46.27 steeplechase to place 10th at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 17. Tong also had a 1500m PR of 4:41.71 to place 10th at the Triton Invitational on April 26. During the 2013 cross country season, she placed second at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet and went on to post a 6K PR of 21:41 at the West Regional.

    2013: Ran her first career steeplechases and seemed to take to the event, posting a PR of 10.59.73 in winning at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 27...that time is good for fourth on USC's all-time list. Placed 15th at the Pac-12 Championships in the steeplechase with a time of 11:10.25. In the 2012 cross country season, Tong finished as one of USC's top three runners in every race she competed in. Tong finished third with a time of 18:33.8 to help lead USC to the team title at the Aztec Invitational. Was USC's third finisher and set a 6K PR with a time of 22:00 at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships hosted by UCLA.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Tong is a 2012 graduate of Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, Calif. where she competed in cross country her final two seasons and track all four years. Helped lead Mira Costa to a second-place finish at the 2010 CIF XC Championships. Helped the team place 14th at the Nike Cross Nationals in 2010. As a senior Tong placed 28th at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 cross country race at Mt. San Antonio with a time of 18:18. Was fourth with a time of 18:07 at the Laguna Hills Invitational. Ran 17:27 on a flat Woodbridge course to help her team place fifth at the invitational. As a senior in track and field posted PRs of 2:22.87 in the 800m and 5:00.01 in the 1600m races. Tong ran in the 15-17 age group at the Manhattan Beach 10K and won with a time of 42:31. Was a four-year honor roll student and a National Honor Society member. Was a member of the Soroptimist Club and Pink Ribbon Club. Volunteered for the Philanthropic Runner's Club and for Lunches with Love.

    PERSONAL: Jenna was born on Dec. 3, 1993 in Torrance, Calif...Her parents are Joyce and Jeffrey Tong and she has one brother, Jonathan "JJ"...Her father and uncle also attended USC...Likes cooking, sleeping, watching television and going to the beach...Her favorite foods are candy, pizza, pasta, and well...everything!...Some day would like to travel to Europe...She is undecided on a major at USC...Would eventually like to go to graduate school...Named honorable mention on the 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic team.

    CAREER BESTS: 3000m SC-- 10:42.91 3000m-- 10:18.36 1500m -- 4:41.71