AS A FRESHMAN:
- Led the Irish in the long jump with a season best and PR of 6.54m at the ACC Indoor Championship.
- Also led the Irish in long jump during the outdoor season with a season best of 6.29, set at the Louisville Invite.
PREP AND PERSONAL:
- Graduated from Middleton High School in June of 2016.
- Received four varsity letters in track and field and one letter in soccer.
- Led his team to conference championship and regional championships all four years.
- Was sectional champion in 2013, 2015-16.
- Was state runner-up in 2016.
- Was a member of the Madison Jets club team.
- Competed in eight Big Eight Conference and Regional meets as a freshman.
- Finished third in the long jump at the Big Eight Conference Meet his sophomore year.
- Broke a 30-year-old school record in the long jump to win the Big Eight Conference Meet by 18 inches (23 feet, 2.5 inches).
- Was a member of the winning 4x800m in the same meet.
- Was the regional champion and finished fifth at the WIAA State Meet (top-finishing non-senior).
- Was awarded Field MVP as a junior.
- Voted team captain his senior year.
- Was the long jump champion at the Big Eight Championship.
- Was regional and sectional champion in the long jump as a senior.
- Finished in fifth at WIAA State Meet.
- Named Field MVP.
- Full name is Jack Vernon Jesse.
- Born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Vern and Barb Jesse.
- Has one brother, Kyle.
- Has two sisters, Erica and Ellen.
- Intends to major in accounting.
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