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Mikaela Jonsson
Mikaela  Jonsson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

High School:
Pietermaritzburg Girl's

Height:
5-2

Event:
XC/Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
05/07/1997

Major:
Graphic Design

11/10/2017

Cross Country Runs at NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloosa

Meet Wraps Another Fall for Smolka's Squad

10/28/2017

Seven Cross Country Runners Achieve New Bests at C-USA Championship

11 Owls Will Move on to NCAA South Regional

10/27/2017

Men's and Women's Cross Country is Mississippi-Bound for C-USA Championship

Owl Men Run at 10 a.m. EST, and Women at 11 a.m., at Choctaw Trails

09/29/2017

Cross Country Wraps Stay in Lakeland

Men and Women Now Prepare to Run at WDW

09/01/2017

Cross Country Successful at Home Meet to Commence Campaign

Women First, Men Fifth, with Numerous Individual Accolades

Personal Records

  • 800m (indoor): 2:14.48
  • 800m (outdoor): 2:13.74
  • 1500m (outdoor): 4:43.79
  • 1 mile (indoor): 5:16.11
  • 5000m (outdoor): 20:23.28
All-Time Program Top Showings:
  • 800 meters (indoor): 5th, 2:14.48
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Carydaliz Fontanez, Sitia Martinez, Erica Lersch, Jonsson: 5th, 12:14.64
  • 800 meters (outdoor): 8th, 2:13.74
  • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 10th, 4:43.79
  • 4x800 meter relay (outdoor) - Jonsson, Liz Wellman, Carydaliz Fontanez, Erica Lersch: 2nd, 9:10.51

2016-17 (Freshman)
Indoor T&F:

  • In her debut meet, came in 10th in the mile at the Blazer Invite (5:16.11)
  • The next day at the Vulcan Invitational, was fourth in the 800 meters (2:16.69)
  • Shaved over a second off that to 2:15.62, the seventh-fastest in program history, at the Terrier Classic
  • As part of her first distance medley relay, placed fourth (and fifth all-time) at the Sykes & Sabock Cup, in a total time of 12:14.64
  • Ninth in the 800 meters at that event (2:14.85)
  • Ran a 2:14.79 for fifth place in the preliminaries at the C-USA Indoor Championships, and improved to third and set a PR the following day in the finals (2:14.48)
  • She is fifth all-time in that event

Outdoor T&F:

  • Ran to third place in the 800 meters at Miami's Hurricane Invite, crossing the line in 2:14:18
  • Was the sixth-fastest college finisher there in the 1,500 meters (4:50.61)
  • At the UM Collegiate Invitational, placed eighth among collegians (2:14.24)
  • Competed at the Florida Relays in the 4x800m relay, garnering 10th place and second in school history (9:10.51)
  • Also ran the 800 meters there at 2:13.74, a personal best
  • Was eighth, fifth among those in college in the 800 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial (2:14.13). She was also 16th in 1,500m there, a new PR (4:43.79), 10th all-time
  • Ran her first 5,000 meter race at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (20:23.28)

High School:

  • Ran for coach Jane Smith
  • Named High School Sportswoman of the Year in 2015
  • Was Provincial Champion in the 800m from 2011 to 2015
  • Fifth in the finals of the same event in the National Championships in 2015
  • Member of the South African National triathlon, duathlon and cross triathlon teams
  • Placed second at the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in 2016

Personal:

  • Plans to major in graphic design
  • Daughter of Karen Jonsson
  • Goal after college is to race professionally and to work and a graphic artist and photographer
  • Hobbies include photography, surfing and scuba diving
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