Jasmine Billings - 2011
Track & Field
Indoor – Broke the school record when she finished first in the 60m Hurdles at the SoCon Championships (8.49)…Ran the second fastest time (8.14) in Georgia Southern history and set a new personal-best in the 55m Hurdles at the Florida Gator Invitational…Improved her previous personal-best of 9.81in the 55m Hurdles by more than a second…Also competed in 55m and 60m Dash setting personal bests of 7.45 (Florida Gator Invitational) and 7.75 (SoCon Championships).
Outdoor – Finished first in the 100m Hurdles at the SoCon Championships with a time of 13.94(w)…Placed second at the SoCon Championships in the 100m Dash with a time of 11.72(w)…Part of the 4x100m Relay team that finished third (season-best 46.48) at the SoCon Championships…Finished first with 4x100 Relay team at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge with a time of 46.52…Ran a personal best in the 100m Hurdles (13.98) at the Georgia Tech Invitational which ranks her third in GSU history… Also ran personal-best times in 100m Dash (12.09) at the SoCon Championships, 200m Dash (25.50) at the FSU Relays.
Indoor - Ran the third fastest time (8.72) in Georgia Southern History in the 60m Hurdles to finish third at the SoCon Championships...Finished sixth at the Tiger Tune-up (8.92) and the JRF Invitational (9.20).
Outdoor - Ran a season best-time of 14.06 in the 100m Hurdles to finish fifth at the SoCon Championships...Also competed in the 100m Dash, 4x400m Relay and the 1600m Spring Medley.
Indoor - Finished fifth (8.91) competing in the 60m Hurdles for the first time at the Roaring Tiger Opener...Ran a time of 8.97 in the 60m Hurdles to finish in 10th place at the UNC Classic after posting a time of 8.86 in the preliminaries...Recorded the fourth-best time in Georgia Southern history (8.76) in the 60m Hurdles at the SoCon Championships where she placed second and was named to the All-Freshman Team
Outdoor - Finished second (15.10) in the 100m Hurdles at the Palmetto Classic...Part of 4x100m Relay team that finished second (47.00) at the Alice Coachman Invitational...Finished second (14.18) in the 100m Hurdles at the Alice Coachman Invitational...Part of 4x100m Relay team that finished first (47.93) at the Johnson C. Smith Invitational...Placed third (14.34) in the 100m Hurdles at the SoCon Championships and was selected to the All-Freshman team.
Prep: A graduate of Brookwood High School class of 2009...Freshman year placed first in JV regions in the 100mH...Sophomore year placed fourt in regions and third in county in the 300mH...Junior year placed third in county, first in regions and sixth at state in the 100mH...Senior year placed first in county, first in regions and sixth at state for the 100mH...Earned four varsity letters...Named captain for two years...Broke school record in the 100mH junior year.
Personal: Born June 12, 1991 in Marietta, Georgia...Daughter of Bobby and Lagretta Billings...Favorite class was psychology because "it's fascinating to see how people think"...Admires her mother because "she is always proud of me" and her high school Coach Carter because "he always helped me out no matter what and has made me the hurdler I am today"...Her interests include dancing, running, chilling with friends, eating and laughing...Most treasured possession is her mother's jewelry box because "she passed away in 2007 and left me her jewelry box. She is still with me spiritually"...Majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Marketing.