University of Iowa Athletics
Jumps

Jahisha Thomas

Class Sr.
Hometown London, United Kingdom
High School Wallington High

Iowa Items — six-time All-American… four-time Big Ten Champion… set school records in indoor long jump and indoor and outdoor triple jump.

2018 — Indoor – All-American, placing fifth in triple jump at NCAA Championships (21-0, 6.40m)… two-time Big Ten Champion, winning the long jump (21-0 3/4, 6.42m) and triple jump (43-4 1/2, 13.22m)… both of those marks broke her own school records in those events and earned her Big Ten Women’s Field Event Athlete of the Championships honors… broke her own triple jump school record, placing second at Black & Gold Premier with a mark of 43-0 1/4 (13.11m)… placed second in long jump (20-5 1/4, 6.23m) and third in triple jump (41-5, 12.62m) at Tyson Invite… Outdoor – placed third in long jump (21-5 1/4, 6.53m) and sixth in the triple jump (43-11 1/2, 13.39m) at NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in both events… won long jump (21-0, 6.40m) and placed second in triple jump with a school record-setting 44-2 (13.46m) at NCAA West Preliminary… two-time Big Ten Champion, winning long jump with a collegiate-best and team-leading 21-6 (6.55m) and triple jump (43-3 1/4, 13.19m)… the long jump mark ranks second all-time at Iowa… earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships honors… Drake Relays runner-up in triple jump (43-8 1/2, 13.32m)… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at Big Ten meet (44.52), which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… won long jump at Battle on the Bayou (21-1 1/2, 6.44m) and Mt. SAC Relays (20-10 3/4, 6.37m), and placed fourth in triple jump at Florida Relays (42-9 1/2, 13.04m)… ran lead leg on team-leading 400-meter relay at Florida Relays (44.44), which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – second team All-American, placing 13th in long jump at NCAA Championships (20-3, 6.17m)… led team in 60-meter hurdles (8.28), long jump (20-11 3/4, 6.39m) and triple jump (42-8, 13.00m)… broke her own school long jump record with third-place finish at Tyson Invite (20-11 3/4, 6.39m)… set then-school triple jump record, winning event at Iowa Open (42-8, 13.00m)… also ran collegiate-best 8.28 in 60-meter hurdles at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed third in long jump (20-5 1/4, 6.23m), seventh in triple jump (41-4 1/2, 12.61m) and ninth in 60-meter hurdles at Big Ten Championships… ran 60-meter hurdles (8.42) and placed second in triple jump (41-6 1/2, 12.66m) at Black & Gold Premier… placed second in long jump at Larry Wieczorek Invite (20-4 1/4, 6.20m) and won event at Border Battle (19-1 1/2, 5.83m)… won 60-meter hurdles at Hawkeye Invite (8.46), placing second at Border Battle (8.55) and third at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8.52)… Outdoor – second team All-American, placing 16th in long jump at NCAA Championships (19-9 3/4, 6.04m)… led team in 100-meter hurdles (13.46), long jump (20-10, 6.35m) and triple jump (42-9 3/4, 13.05m)… placed eighth in long jump (20-10, 6.35m) and 15th in triple jump (42-9 3/4, 13.05m) at NCAA West Preliminary… placed second in long jump (20-9, 6.32m) and fifth in triple jump (42-4 1/4, 12.91m) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 13.46 in 100-meter hurdles at Florida Relays, which ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay at Florida Relays (44.53), which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won triple jump with a meet record-setting 42-2 1/4 (12.86m) and placed third in 100-meter hurdles (13.83) at Musco Twilight… placed eighth in triple jump at Florida Relays (41-3 1/4, 12.58m)… competed in 100-meter hurdles (14.02) and 200 meters (24.98) at Baldy Castillo Invite… earned team Sliver Hawk award… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor – set then-school long jump record of 20-4 1/2 (6.21m), placing second at Meyo Invite… also led team in 60-meter hurdles (8.46)… placed second in 60-meter hurdles with a season-best 8.46 and won long jump (18-11 3/4, 5.78m) at Alex Wilson Invite… placed fourth in long jump at Big Ten Championships (20-0 3/4, 6.10m)… ran 60-meter hurdles at Meyo Invite (8.51), placing fifth at Iowa State Classic (8.52)… Outdoor – second team All-American and NCAA qualifier… led team in 100-meter hurdles (13.67), long jump (20-3, 6.17m) and triple jump (42-3 1/2, 12.89m)… placed seventh in long jump (20-3, 6.17m) and 26th in triple jump (41-1, 12.52m) at NCAA West Preliminary… placed 15th in long jump at NCAA Championships (20-2 1/4, 6.15m)… competed in 100-meter hurdles (13.67) and long jump (19-5 1/2, 5.93m) at Pepsi Florida Relays… won triple jump (42-3 1/2, 12.89m) and placed second in 100-meter hurdles (13.79) at Musco Twilight… placed fourth in triple jump (41-8 3/4, 12.72m), seventh in long jump (19-6 3/4, 5.96m) and 14th in 100-meter hurdles (13.74) at Big Ten Championships… placed second in long jump (19-11, 6.07m) and third in 100-meter hurdles (13.71) at Jim Click Shootout… ran collegiate-best 200 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (25.22)… ran 100-meter hurdles (13.95) and placed seventh in long jump (19-3 1/4, 5.87m) at Drake Relays… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – led team in 60-meter hurdles (8.60) and long jump (19-7, 5.97m)… placed sixth in long jump at Big Ten Championships (19-7, 5.97m)… won 60-meter hurdles (8.60) and placed third in 200 meters (25.65) at Big 4 Duals… won long jump (19-6 1/4, 5.95m) and placed fifth in 60-meter hurdles (8.90) at Alex Wilson Invite… Outdoor – led team in 100-meter hurdles (13.80) and long jump (20-3, 6.17m)… placed 13th in long jump at NCAA West Preliminary (20-3, 6.17m), second at Musco Twilight (20-2 1/4, 6.15m), and sixth at Big Ten Championships (19-11 1/2, 6.08m)… placed second in 100-meter hurdles at Baldy Castillo Invite (13.80) and ran event at Florida Relays (13.83)… letterwinner.

High School — national champion in the long jump and national bronze medalist in the 75-meter hurdles… two-time silver medalist in the long jump and 80-meter hurdles sophomore year… outdoor and indoor long jump national champion… represented England at the Celtic Cup, earning a silver medal… long jump and 200-meter dash county champion senior year… three-time South of England long jump champion.

Personal — born November 22, 1994… daughter of Albert and Paulette Thomas… has two siblings, Jahmmal and Jahdd… microbiology major.

Thomas’ Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
60-Meter Hurdles (I) 8.28 at B1G Championships 2/24/17
100-Meter Hurdles (O) 13.46 at Florida Relays 3/31/17
Long Jump (O) 21-6 (6.55m) at B1G Championships 5/12/18
Triple Jump (O) 44-2 (13.46m) at NCAA West Preliminary 5/26/18