Jessica Bailey
Jessica Bailey
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mill Spring, N.C.
High School: Polk County HS
Previous College: Isothermal CC

JUNIOR (2018): Began her junior campaign with a 21st-place outing at the Chick-Fil-A Cross Country Meet hosted by Catawba (Sept. 1) with a 21st-place outing that came following a mark of 23:15.40 … enjoyed her first Top-20 performance of the campaign as she finished 19th after crossing the line in 27:13.0 at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29) … finished just outside the Top-10 (11th) at the Hagan Stone XC Classic (Oct. 6) with a time of 22:31.95 … wrapped up the Livingstone XC Invitational (Oct. 18) by placing third with a time of 22:38.00 … ended the slate by finishing 35th in the USA South Conference Championship (Oct. 26) as she crossed the line with a time of 27:24.8.

SOPHOMORE (2017): Opened the season by placing 40th at the Chick-Fil-A Cross Country Meet hosted by Catawba (Sept. 2), where she logged a time of 23:26.2 … wrapped up the Adidas Invitational (Sept. 15), held in Cary, N.C., with the second-best time on the team (22:52.7) as she placed 28th … recorded her first Top-20 outing of the season at the Monarch Cross Country Classic (Sept. 23), crossing the line in 16th in a time of 8:14.4 … emerged with a sixth-place finish at the Greensboro XC Invitational (Sept. 30), against fellow NCAA Division III runners, in a time of 23:10.57 … capped off the Piedmont Invitational (Oct. 7) in a time of 27:22.8, placing 34th in the process … closed out the season finishing 54th in the USA South Conference Championship (Oct. 28) after posting a time of 27:37.87.

FIRST YEAR (2016): Made her collegiate debut at the Barton Bulldog Cross Country Invitational (Sept. 9), crossing the line 45th in a time of 26:27.33 … placed 32nd in the Adidas Invitational (Sept. 16) after finishing a time of 24:15.7 … took part in her third race of the season at the Greensboro XC Invitational (Sept. 24), notching a 59th-place finish in a time of 24:48.12 … continued her season at the Piedmont Invitational (Oct. 8), finishing 46th in a time of 30:12.1 … put the finishing touches on her first season as she enjoyed the second-best time (29:42) on the team, placing 43rd along the way.

PREP: Graduated from Polk County High School in 2016 … a three-sport athlete that competed in indoor track, outdoor track and cross country … a four-time letterwinner in cross country for head coach Alan Peoples … took part in indoor track and field between 2013-16 … competed in outdoor track and field between 2014-16.

PERSONAL: Jessica Nicole Bailey … daughter of Connie and James Bailey … member of National Honor Society … graduated in the Top-10 of her class … was a Junior Marshall.