Jenna Hinkle
Jenna Hinkle
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cottonwood, CA
High School: West Valley HS
Position: Distance

2014-2015 Outdoor Track
Competed in nine competitions for the Gauchos during her freshman debut season on the track. Opened the year with a second place mile showing at the Round-Up, running 5:06.71. Placed second at the All UC in her 1,500m opener, clipping 4:40.76. At the Westmont Collegiate Classic she delivered a 2:15.78 performance in the 800m. Came back with a 2:16.01 finish at the UC Riverside Spring Track Classic in the 800m. Really got going at the Big West Challenge, running the 1,500m in 4:38:06. She carried that momentum right into the Bryan Clay Invite, where she found a lifetime best in the 1,500m at 4:36.52.  Placed 11th at the Big West Championships in her 3,000m Steeple debut, running 12:39.16. 

2014 Cross Country
Competed in six races during her freshman cross campaign. Opened in the scoring five, running No. 5 for the Gauchos at the Lagoon, running 18:51 over the 5k loop. Ran No. 4 for the Gauchos at the UC Riverside Invite, clipping 22:24.9 in her 6k opener. Bounced back at Stanford and again ran in the No. 4 slot for the Gauchos, placing 69th with a 23:00 effort. 

Hinkle set her cross country 5k personal best at the Stanford Invitational, running 18:58 in her only year of high school cross country, her senior year. In the spring she really found her stride for the West Valley Eagles, running a 2:16.11 in the 800m. At the NSCIF Finals she won the 1600m, qualifying for the CIF State Championships with a time of 5:03.86. Also led her 4 x 400m relay team to the CIF Northern Section Championships.  As a junior she took 6th at the Golden West Invitational in the 800m. Voted 2014 Sacramento River League Scholar Athlete of The Year. Holds West Valley HS records in the 4 x 800m and DMR relays. High school coaches were Scott Fairley and Bill Elliot. 

Daughter of Brad and Brenda Hinkle...Has one sister, Corinne (20)...Majoring in Biological Sciences...Aspires to become a Dermatologist...Personal hero is her sister...Most memorable athletic achievements were winning the CIF Section title in the 1,600m and as a team in XC her senior year. 

Collegiate Bests
800m- 2:15.78
1,500m- 4:36.52

Big West Championships
2015- 3000m Steeple Chase, 11th, 12:39.16