Jennifer Downing
Jennifer Downing
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Stow, Mass.
High School: Phillips Academy
Position: Distance

Collegiate Bests

1500m 4:46.13

1 mile 5:17.85

3000m 10:17.63

5k (xc) 18:18

High School Best
5K (XC) 18:52

2010-2011: In cross country, third team finisher in the Dartmouth Invitational... Second team finisher at HYP... First Bulldog at New Englands (25th overall).

2009-2010: In cross country, fifth Bulldog and 15th overall in the Fairfield Invitational...12th at outdoor Heps in the 3,000-meter run with a season best of 10:07.83... season best of 4:46.13 in the 1500m at the Yale Springtime Invitational.

2008-2009: Injured for much of the season.

High School: Captain of the Andover cross country team...Member of the teams which were NEPSTA Division I Champions in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Placed third individually at Nike Team Regionals in 2007, helping Andover to a fourth-place team finish...Personal best of 18:52 in the 5K...Also captained the Andover lacrosse team...Was awarded the "Hallowell Cup" for sportsmanship, performance and team spirit.

Personal: Silliman College…Intended major in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

Yale was one of several schools where I knew I would receive an excellent education in economics, political science, foreign language, etc. and have access to endless opportunities both domestic and abroad. Thus, the deciding factors were the outgoing, welcoming and interesting students I met while visiting--everyone I met seemed enthusiastic about Yale, and these perceptions have been consistent in my time here.