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Mikaela Jonsson
Mikaela  Jonsson


Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

High School:
Pietermaritzburg Girl's




Graphic Design


Cross Country Runs at NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloosa

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

11 Owls Will Move on to NCAA South Regional


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


Cross Country Wraps Stay in Lakeland

Men and Women Now Prepare to Run at WDW


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


  • 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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