Grace Jensen - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Grace Jensen

Human and Organizational Development

Class Senior
Event Middle Distance
Hometown Mobile, Ala.
High School McGill-Toolen Catholic
Major Human and Organizational Development
Bio

Career Results

Career Honors
• 2021 NCAA Quarterfinalist (1,500 meters)
• 2020 All-SEC second team (cross country)
• Two-time Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
• Two-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020)
• 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic
• Holds school record as member of outdoor 4×800 relay (8:37.45)
• Holds school record as member of 4×1500 relay (17:54.86)
• Second all-time at Vanderbilt in the outdoor 1,500 meters (4:16.47)
• Eighth all-time at Vanderbilt as member of indoor distance medley relay (11:31.08)
• Ninth all-time at Vanderbilt in the indoor 3,000 meters (9:37.99)
• Ninth all-time at Vanderbilt in the outdoor 800 meters (2:07.85)

As a Senior (2021-22)
Cross Country
Second overall (21:16.1) at the 6k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• First on the team and 24th overall (16:46.3) at the 5k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
Third overall and second on the team (17:10.4) at the 5k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
• Finished first on the team and 8th overall (17:21.2) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

As a Junior (2020-21)
Track and Field
• NCAA Quarterfinalist (1,500 meters)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic
• Competed at three indoor meets and seven outdoor meets
• Finished 14th in the NCAA Quarterfinals (May 29) of 1,500 meters (4:19.62)
• Finished 17th overall, fifth in heat, in NCAA First Round (May 27) of 1,500 meters (4:16.47)
• Qualified for finals of 1,500 meters (4:18.75) and finished 10th (4:21.37) at SEC Outdoor Championships (May 15)
• Second at Black and Gold Invitational (April 17) in the 800 meters (2:07.85)
• Won the outdoor 800 meters (4:16.74) at Tennessee Relay (April 9)
• Runner-up in the 1,500 meters (4:29.73) at outdoor season-opening Tiger Classic (March 20)
• Scored as member of distance medley relay (11:31.08) at SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25)
• Also finished 14th with season-best mile of 4:52.34 at the SEC Indoor Championships

Cross Country
• Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• All-SEC second team
• First on the team at all four meets
• First Commodore and 13th overall (20:35.7) to lead team to sixth-place finish at SEC Championships (Oct. 30)
• First on the team and 14th overall (20:39.13) at Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• First on team and 14th overall (21:09.0) at Gans Creek Classic (Oct. 3)
• Led team and finished 11th overall (21:44.7) at season-opening Commodore Classic (Sept. 19)

As a Sophomore (2019-20)
Track and Field
• Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Scored at SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 28) with sixth-place distance medley relay (11:38.44)
• Won section at SEC Indoor Championships (March 1) with ninth-fastest indoor 3,000 meters in school history (9:37.99)
• Bronze medalist in the 3,000 meters (9:39.99) at the Music City Challenge (Feb. 15)
• Won silver in the distance medley relay (11:31.42) and bronze in the 3,000 meters (9:45.30) at the Texas A&M Invitational (Feb. 8)
• Finished 13th in the 3,000 meters (9:45.15) at season-opening Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 18)
• Outdoor season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Cross Country
• Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Scored at every meet and finished among top two on team each time
• Second on the team and 26th overall (20:52.1) at NCAA Regionals (Nov. 15)
• First on the team and 16th overall (20:47.9) at SEC Championships (Nov. 1)
• Led Vanderbilt to sixth-place finish and was two seconds from All-SEC honors
• Finished first on the team and 71st overall (21:09.3) at Pre-Nationals (Oct. 19)
• Led team and placed 19th overall to lead Vanderbilt to sixth-place finish at Buckeye Preview (Sept. 28)
• Second on team and 20th overall (21:56.5) and helped Vanderbilt to fifth-place finish at Commodore Classic (Sept. 14)
• Second overall (first on team) and led Vanderbilt to first-place finish at Belmont Opener (Aug. 30) with time of 18:01.8

As a Freshman (2018-19)
• Ran a personal-best 18.34.7 at the Belmont Opener (3.1km) to finish third
• Collected a 5K personal-best at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic with a time of 18:27.5
• Set a 6K personal-best at the SEC Championships with a time of 20:44.2
•Was part of the DMR team that finished first in the indoor opener at 11:46.23
• Set a mile personal best at 5:01.45 at the indoor opener
• Set an 800-meter personal best at the outdoor opener at 2:10.90 for a fourth-place finish
• Finished first in the 1,500 meters at her first outdoor meet as a Commodore with a time of 4:26.30
• Set a personal-best in the 1,500 meters at 4:21.40 at the SEC Outdoor Championships
• Finished eighth in the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 4:23.95

The Jensen File
• Three-time Alabama high school state champion in the 800 meters, both indoor and outdoor
• Won the Alabama high school cross country title in 2017