Jessica Rasmussen
Jessica Rasmussen
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sausalito, CA
High School: Tamalpais HS
Events: Multi Events
Experience: 3Y

2016 -- Finished seventh in the heptathlon at the Big West Conference Championships from May 6-7, tallying a career-best score of 4,567 points at Long Beach State ... while tallying the Mustangs’ first team points of the meet, also set a PR in the 800 meters (2:19.29) ... returned to Jack Rose Track a week later for the rest of the championships, taking 10th place in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 2.25 inches (after establishing a PR at the Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 26: 19’ 2.75”) ... won the heptathlon at the Jim Klein Multi-Events Invitational at Westmont College on March 17-18, scoring 4,504 points ... posted a second-place long jump vs. UC Santa Barbara on April 30, at 19’ 0.5” ... also competed in an indoor pentathlon at the UW Invitational in Seattle from Jan. 29-30, tallying a score of 3,307 ... was part of three relays during the year, including the 4x400-meter squad that took seventh place at the conference championships in 3:52.74, as well as the season-best 3:52.37 to finish seventh at the Bruin Legends Invite hosted by UCLA on April 2 ... earned Big West All-Academic honors for a second year in a row.

2015 -- Became one of the Mustangs’ top multi-event competitors as a sophomore, finishing ninth in the heptathlon at the Big West Championships held at UC Riverside between May 8-9, with a score of 4,346 ... her performance at the conference finals featured PRs in both the 100-meter hurdles (at 14.94 seconds) and 800m (2:23.97) ... also tallied 4,104 points at the Sam Adams Invitational at Westmont over April 3-4 (taking seventh place among collegians, 14th overall) ... posted a long jump PR of 18 feet, 1.5 inches at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 25 (good for fifth place) ... at the Blue-Green Rivalry dual against UCSB on May 2, was part of the 4x100m relay squad that won in 45.92 seconds (2.1 ahead of the rest of the field), helping the Mustangs earn a 108.5-89.5 victory over the Gauchos ... also made the Big West All-Academic Team.

2014 -- As a true freshman, had the team’s fastest 400-meter time over the entirety of the season, at 56.64 seconds, at the Cal Poly Invitational on March 29 (when the Mustangs swept Fresno State, CSU Bakersfield and Pepperdine) ... on the same day, also won the long jump, bounding to a mark of 19 feet, 0.75 inches (another team-leading performance all spring) ... additionally, at the UC Irvine-hosted Spring Break Invitational on March 22, helped her 4x100m relay squad edge Big West Conference rival Cal State Fullerton for the win, finishing in 46.91 seconds.

Prep -- As a junior and senior at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, earned back-to-back Marin County League Field Athlete of the Year awards, and won the Track Athlete of the Year honor in the latter season, as well ... set school records in both the long jump (at 18 feet, 6.75 inches) and triple jump (37’ 9.5”) ... advanced to the CIF State Championships in the long jump ... had PRs of 12.43 in the 100-meter dash and 25.17 in the 200 ... also was an honors student.

Personal -- Born on June 28, 1995 in Los Gatos ... daughter of Keith and Terrie ... has a brother, Jason ... majors in kinesiology and belongs to the Cal Poly EMS Club.