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Jemma Simpson

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Gender Female
Birthday 2/10/1984 - 30 years old
Twitter address @jemmasimpson
 

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Jemma Simpson - OTC EliteCollege: St. Mary’s University (U.K.)
Event
: 800 meters – 1:58.74; 1,500 meters – 4:06.39
Coach
: Mark Rowland

A three-time United Kingdom 800 Meter Champion, Great Britain’s Jemma Simpson joined OTC Elite in the spring of 2009 to work under OTC Coach Mark Rowland. Simpson was ranked No. 6 in the World in 2010 according to Track and Field News, and also earned a No. 5 ranking in Diamond League competition in 2010.

Professional: Jemma opened her 2012 season with a second-place finish at the Oregon Twilight in the 1,500 meters. Simpson followed up this performance with another 1,500 at Hayward Field in the Prefontaine Classic, dropping 8 seconds off her season best time to 4:10.46. Prior to the Prefontaine, Jemma completed her debut in the 800 meters at the Oxy High Performance Meet where she ran 2:02.18. Simpson went on to her second of four Diamond League races. In New York, Jemma dropped her season's-best time in the 800 to 2:00.97. Back to her home nation of England, Jemma placed second in the 800 at the UK Track & Field Championships. Her best 800 of the season came in Lignano, Italy where she ran 2:00.72.

The 2011 season was unfortunately smattered with injury for Simpson, however she was still able to put together several great efforts in amongst.  The season began early for Simpson with warm-weather training and a solid 1,500 race (4:08.49) in Australia.  She did one other 1,500 to tune up for her 800 season which included five world-class events, four of which were part of the Diamond League. The fastest times she posted were identical marks of 1:59.59, which she ran in her last two races. 

Simpson kicked off a successful 2010 season with her first of three personal-best races. In the 1,000 meters at the Oregon Preview in Eugene, Simpson clocked a time of 2:39.70 – which not only set a PR at that distance, but was also an OTC team record. Simpson went on to win the 1,500 (4:12.72) at the Oregon Relays in April, and to set another PB and OTC record of 4:06.39 in the 1,500 at the Oxy High Performance meet in May. … Simpson went on to race in Europe, where she recorded a third-place showing at the Hengelo World Challenge, followed by a fifth-place 1:59.58 race at the Diamond League meet in Rome. Next up was the UK Outdoor National Championships on June 27, and Simpson won her third title (she also won in 2007 and 2009) in 2:01.50. Her best race of the summer came after a month of altitude training in the French Pyrenees. On August 1 at Monaco’s Diamond League competition, Simpson took second and set her personal best (and yet another OTC record) of 1:58.74. She had four more Top 5 finishes in Europe to cap off her best season to date.

Previous Professional Highlights: In 2009, after winning the UK Championship at 800 meters, Simpson made it to the semifinal round of the 800 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. She also placed first in the 800 at the Aviva World Trials. … In 2008, Simpson placed second in the UK Championships and went on to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also won the Norwich Union World Indoor Championships at 1,500 meters. … In 2007, Simpson won her first UK title at 800 meters.

Personal: Born February 10, 1984 in Plymouth, Cornwall. Simpson graduated from St. Mary’s University with a degree in Media and English Literature. She was an extra on the set of The Da Vinci Code.

PERSONAL BESTS – Outdoor
800 Meters – 1:58.74, Diamond League, Monaco – July 22, 2010
1,000 Meters – 2:39.70, Oregon Preview, Eugene, Ore. – March 20, 2010
1,500m – 4:06.39, Oxy High Performance, Eagle Rock, Calif. – May 21, 2010

PERSONAL BESTS – Indoor
800 Meters – 2:01.25 – Birmingham, England – February 16, 2008
1500 Meters – 4:11.17 – Valencia, Spain – March 8, 2008

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2013 Ostrava Golden Spike
1500m 13 F 1 4:10.12 Open  

2013 Portland Track Festival
800m 1 F 1 2:04.46 High Performance  

2013 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 11 F 1 4:08.51  

2013 Oregon Twilight
1500m 2 F 1 4:15.87  

2013 Washington Husky Classic
1 Mile 13 F 2 4:39.96 INVITE  

2013 Washington Invitational
1 Mile 1 F 2 4:37.96 INVITATIONAL  

2012 Brussels Diamond League - Memorial Van Damme
800m 8 F 1 2:01.78 Open  

2012 ISTAF - Berlin
800m 9 F 1 2:01.87 Open  

2012 Birmingham Diamond League - Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix
800m 7 F 1 2:03.33 Open  

2012 DecaNation
1500m 3 F 1 4:13.63 Open  

2012 Morton Games - Dublin
800m 2 F 2 2:02.61 Open  

2012 Meeting Sport Solidarieta - Lignano
800m 4 F 1 2:00.72 Open  

2012 European Athletics Championships
800m 3 S 2 2:01.64 Open  
800m 7 F 1 2:02.14 Open  

2012 UK Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 P 2 2:08.32 Open  
800m 2 F 1 2:02.29 Open  

2012 New York Diamond League - adidas Grand Prix
800m 6 F 1 2:00.97 Open  

2012 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
1500m 11 F 1 4:10.46 Open  

2012 Oxy High Performance Meet
800m 4 F 2 2:02.18  

2012 Oregon Twilight
1500m 2 F 2 4:18.20  

2011 Zagreb
800m 3 F 1 1:59.59 Open  

2011 DKB-ISTAF - Berlin
800m 5 F 1 1:59.59 Open  

2011 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 9 F 1 2:00.69 Open  

2011 New York Diamond League - adidas Grand Prix
800m 3 F 1 2:02.30 Open  

2011 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 10 F 1 2:00.68 Open  

2011 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 6 F 1 4:10.29 Championship  

2011 Melbourne Track Classic
1500m 1 F 1 4:08.49 Open  

2010 Brussels Diamond League - Memorial Van Damme
800m 9 F 1 2:01.13 Open  

2010 DKB-ISTAF - Berlin
800m 4 F 1 2:00.57 Open  

2010 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 3 F 1 1:59.26 Open  

2010 Luzern Spitzenleichtathletik
800m 3 F 1 1:59.34 Open  

2010 European Athletics Championships
800m 1 P 3 1:59.18 Open  
800m 5 F 1 1:59.90 Open  

2010 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 2 F 1 1:58.74 Open  

2010 UK Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 F 1 2:01.50 Open  
800m 1 P 1 2:07.32 Open  
800m 2 S 1 2:03.73 Open  

2010 Rome Diamond League - Golden Gala
800m 5 F 1 1:59.58 Open  

2010 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 2 F 1 4:06.39  

2010 Oregon Relays - OregonRelays.com
1500m 1 F 1 4:12.72 Section 1  

2010 Oregon Preview
1k 1 F 1 2:39.70  

2009 World Athletics Final
800m 7 F 1 2:00.99 Open  

2009 Brussels Diamond League - Memorial Van Damme
800m 2 F 1 1:59.40 Open  

2009 Gateshead Diamond League - Aviva British Grand Prix
800m 2 F 1 2:01.89 Open  

2009 IAAF World Championships
800m 2 P 2 2:03.33 Open  
800m 5 S 1 2:00.57 Open  

2009 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 4 F 1 1:59.07 Open  

2009 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 1 F 1 2:01.08 Open  

2009 UK Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 P 3 2:09.63 Open  
800m 1 F 1 2:01.16 Open  
800m 2 S 2 2:03.58 Open  

2009 Meeting de Atletismo Madrid
800m 2 F 1 1:59.31 Open  

2009 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 3 F 1 2:01.10 Open  

2009 Nike Mile
800m 1 F 1 2:02.93 Open  

2009 Oregon Twilight
1500m 1 F 1 4:12.88  

2009 Arizona State Invitational
1500m 1 F 1 4:19.53 Open  

 

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Women's 1500 A Section - Oregon Twilight 2013
OTC Elite Highlight Video 2012
Saturday Highlights - Felnagle 8:54!, Roesler 2:04, Amaechi 67-2, Oregon 3:40, Simpson 4:37, - UW Invitational 2013
Womens International 1500 - Prefontaine Classic 2012
Womens 800 Heat 2 HD - Oxy High Performance Meet 2012
Womens 800 Section 2 - Oxy High Performance Meet 2012
Womens 1500 Heat 2 - Oregon Twilight 2012
Womens 800 - Prefontaine Classic 2011
Womens 1500 A Section Live Webcast Replay - Oxy High Performance Meet 2011
OTC Elite 2010 Highlight Video