Age: 30 years (DOB - 15 August 1987)
Occupation: Athlete, physiotherapist
Jess represented South Australia in the 2005 Pacific School Games where she competed in five different track and field events - 800m, 3000m, Shot Relay, 1600m Medley, and Long Jump Relay.
At the recent 2017 IAAF World Championships in London she placed 9th in the women’s marathon with a time of 2:28:59, the fastest ever by an Australian woman at the world titles, and also the best ever female placing.
Jess now joins Rob de Castella and Steve Moneghetti as one of three Australians to finish among the top-ten at the IAAF World Championships.
She is a Dual Olympian, participating in 2012 in London (39th) and 2016 in Rio (22nd) while she also won bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games marathon in Glasgow.
Jess attributes her success quite simply to her love of running, disciplined approach to training, and the strong support she receives from family and friends.