The Word on the Herd-June 24, 2016
Senior breaks her own 200 meter school record
Jules is the first in program history to receive the award
Senior becomes Marshall's third ever NCAA All-American in track and field
Friday's action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET
Vanessa Jules of Marshall University breaks the school's 13 year old 60m hurdle record in event one of the Pentathlon at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
2013 Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year; C-USA Field Athlete of the Year; C-USA Performance of the Meet
2013 All-American - Heptathlon
2013 USA Championship Qualifier - Heptathlon
3-Time National Qualifier - 2011 & 2012 High Jump; 2013 High Jump, 100mH, Heptathlon
2013 Conference USA Champion/First Team All C-USA - Heptathlon, Outdoor High Jump
2013 2nd Team All-Conference USA - Pentathlon
2012 2nd Team All-Conference USA - Pentathlon
2011 3rd Team All-Conference USA - Indoor High Jump
School Record Holder in the Indoor 300m, Outdoor 200m, Indoor and Outdoor High Jumps, Pentathlon, Heptathlon, 60mH, 100mH
2012-13 Indoor: Earned second-team all-Conference USA with a second place finish in the pentathlon with 3,822 points... Set the school record in the pentathlon with 3,827 points at the Akron Invitational... Finished seventh in the high jump at the C-USA Championships... Competed in the 4x400 meter relay three times and the 60 meter hurdles seven times
2012-13 Outdoor: A first team All-American in the heptathlon with a sixth place finish and a school record of 5,865 points... Won two Conference USA Championships, one in the heptathlon with a conference record 5,807 points and in the high jump at 1.81 meters... Named C-USA Field Athlete of the Year... Named Most Outstanding Performance of the Meet at confernce... Named Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year... Finished 12th in the heptathlon at the USA Championships with 5,636 points... Set the school record in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.39 at the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon... Set the school record in the 200 meters with a time of 24.26 at the USA Championships in the heptathlon... Set the school record in the high jump with a first place jump of 1.82 at the Hilltopper Relays... Won the high jump at the FSU Relays... Placed first in the 100 meter hurdles at the Hilltopper Relays... Jumped a career-best 6.16 meters in the long jump in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships
2011-12 Indoor:Posted 16 top-15 performances... Started the season by setting a school record in the 300m at the Oiler Opener... Tied her own school record in the high jump at the UK Invitational with a 4th place finish... Also finished 5th in the 60mH at the UK Invitational... Finished 1st in the high jump at the Akron Invitational... Broke the Marshall 60mH record during the Pentathlon at the C-USA Indoor Championships... Finished second in the Pentathlon with a school record 3791 points
2011-12 Outdoor:Recorded 17 top-15 performances... Placed first in the high jump at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge... Was 3rd in the 100mH at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge... Set the school record while winning the high jump at the Ohio Duel (1.78m)... Placed first in the high jump at the Hiltopper Relays... Was part of the 4x200m relay team that broke the school record while competing at the historic Penn Relays... Finished 3rd in the Heptathlon at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a school record 5216 points... Placed third in the high jump and ninth in the 100mH at the C-USA Championships... Was part of the 4x4 relay team that earned points for Marshall at the conference event... Ended the season with a 21st place high jump in the first round of nationals.
2010-11: Posted 11 top-15 finishes in the indoor events... Finished 1st in the high jump at the Findlay Opener while setting a new school record of 1.76 meters... Placed 2nd while setting a new school record of 41.50 in the 300 meter at the same meet... Received 2nd place honors in the high jump at the Akron Invitational... Finished 10th place as a member of the DMR team at the C-USA Indoor Championships... Part of the 4x4 relay team that finished 8th at the competition... Was a member of the All-Conference Team with a 3rd place finish in the high jump... Finished in the top-15 of every outdoor meet she participated in during the season... Posted a 2nd place finish in the high jump at the FSU Relays with a new outdoor school record of 1.75 meters... Placed 4th in the high jump at the Sea Ray Relays... Finished 2nd in the triple jump and 200 meter at the Ohio Open... Placed 9th in the high jump, 11th in the triple jump, and was the second leg of the relay teams that set school records while at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
2009-10: Holds the school record in the high jump as a freshman with a height of 1.73m (5-08 feet), which she set at the Ohio Invitational and took first place in the competition... Also won the high jump at the Akron Invitational (5-06 feet), The Virginia Tech Invitational (5-07 feet) and the Ohio Open (5-07 feet)... Was fourth at the Jesse Ownes Invitational in high jump at 5-07 feet... Was on the winning 4x200 meter relay team at the Marietta Invitational with teammates Alexis Duvaul, Chelsey Fowler and Amber Pierson... Won the 4x100 meter relay at the Ohio Open... Was third at the Oiler Open in the 300 with a time of 41.83... Placed third at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the high jump with a mark of 5-06 feet.
Prior to Marshall: Competed in the Junior Olympics twice where her 4x4 team earned 4th in the nation... Won the Maryland State Championship twice for high jump... Was Track MVP twice and Basketball MVP once.
Personal: Daughter of Marie Guerda Jules and Ossemaitre Jules... Older brother Stanley attended Marshall University as well... Majoring in physical therapy and minoring in Criminal Justice.
High Jump: 1.76m - Indoor; 1.82m - Outdoor
Long Jump: 5.79m - Indoor; 6.16m - Outdoor
Triple Jump: 11.62m - Outdoor
400m: 58.70 - Indoor; 57.09 - Outdoor
300m: 41.00 - Indoor
200m: 26.07 - Indoor; 24.26 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 10.33m - Indoor
4x100m Relay:46.60 - Outdoor
4x200m Relay:1:40.16 - Outdoor
4x400m Relay: 3:48.65 - Indoor;3:45.21 - Outdoor