USC has a strong day overall; Ready for final-day action at Mt. SAC
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
THIS YEAR: Junior Jessica Davis looks to return to her freshman form which established her as one of the premier sprinters in the country. She is the USC freshman record-holder in the 200m dash and ranks sixth all-time by a USC female in both the 100m and 200m races.
2012: Davis set a 400m PR of 54.10 at the Beach Invitational on March 3. Had her 100m season best of 11.54 in her first 100m of race of season at Mt. SAC in the 100m Elite race on April 21. Placed second in the 200m (23.86) and tied for second in the 100m (11.66), while anchoring USC's winning 4x100m relay team (43.95) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29. Finished ninth in both the 100m (11.69) and 200m (season-best 23.80) dashes at the Pac-12 Championships, just missing the finals. Anchored the second-place 4x100m relay team which ran 44.16. Made it to the NCAA quarterfinals in the 100m dash at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas, but finished 17th with a time of 11.58. Helped anchor the 4x100m relay team to the NCAAs, placing sixth at the regional with a time of 44.29. Reached the NCAA finals in the 4x100m relay after advancing with a season-best 43.94 in the semifinals. Earned All-America honors as USC's relay team took seventh with a time of 44.24.
2011: Davis won the 100m with a then legal PR of 11.24, took second in the 200m with a time of 23.25 and was part of USC's winning 4x100m relay team to help lead the Trojans to their fourth consecutive victory in the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May. Broke the USC freshman 200m record with a time of 22.98 to win the Olympic Development Elite race at Mt. Sac. on April 16...she eclipsed the old record of 23.22 set by Olympian and four-time NCAA 100m champion Angela Williams. Davis then broke her own freshman record by winning the 200m dash at the Pac-10 Championships on May 14 with a time of 22.84, moving her into sixth place on USC's all-time list...Also placed second in the 100m with a PR of 11.19. Advanced out of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Eugene, Ore. by finishing third in the 100m (11.45), fourth in the 200m (22.91) and in the 4x100m by anchoring USC's fourth-place team which posted a time of 44.23. Placed eighth in the 200m dash at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Ia. with a time of 23.04 to earn first-team All-American Honors....Also garnered first-team All-America honors as she ran anchor for USC's 4x100m relay which placed third with a time of 43.42 which is the fourth-fastest time ever by a Trojan quartet...Gained second-team All-America honors in the 100m, finishing 11th with a time of 11.51. Placed third in the 200m with a time of 22.97 (.001 seconds out of second place) at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships on July 23 in Miramar, Fla.
High School: Davis is a 2010 graduate of Highland High in Palmdale, Calif. where she served as team captain. Posted bests of 11.45 in the 100m, 23.4 in the 200m and 55.69 in the 400m. She took fourth in the 100m dash and second in the 200m dash at the 2010 CIF State Championships after finishing second and third respectively at the 2009 meet. She also captured the 2008 200m state title and placed second in the 100m dash. Davis was also named to the USA Today's 2009 USA girls high school track and field team. Had the 7th-fastest legal 100m time of 11.53 and tied for the third-fastest 200m time of 23.42 by a high schooler in 2010. Ran on Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x100m relay team at the 2009 Pan AM Junior Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Personal: Jessica was born on October 31, 1992 in Gardena, Calif...Her father, Jesse Davis, played football at USC from 1993-96...Her favorite type of food is seafood...List her favorite movie as Love and Basketball...Says her father is her sports hero as he exemplifies extraordinary...Is a Gerontology major and Occupational Science minor at USC...Would like to run professionally after graduating from USC.
CAREER BESTS: 100m -- 11.19 200m -- 22.84 (USC Freshman Record) 400m -- 54.10