Jill BraleyJill Braley: Emerging Running Star

Furman Graduate looking to 2004 Olympics

The purpose of this web page is to introduce you to Jill Braley,
an emerging world-class runner in Atlanta, Georgia.

Racing Performances
Even though Jill has only been racing competitively since Fall 1999, she has already achieved some incredible performances.
Jill was a soccer player for 16 years before she started running.  She has earned an array of awards, including playing collegiate soccer on a scholarship.
Her track P.R. times include 35:25 in the 10000 meters, 17:05 in the 5000 and 10:04 in the 3000, 17:35 in cross country.  Her 5K P.R. times include 17:50 in a local road race.
In the 2000 Peachtree 10K, Jill ran a P.R. of 35:42, placing her 19th overall and 6th among American women, in a race featuring some of the world's top competitors.  On Thanksgiving 2000, she ran 1:21 at the Atlanta Half-Marathon, placing her as the fourth woman overall.
Jill was named Amateur Athlete of the Month by Atlanta Sports and Fitness magazine for February 2001.  In her two years running at Furman, she was six-time all conference selection, four-time runner of the week, and was Cross-Country/Track Most Valuable Person 2000-2001.
Jill was Individual Southern Conference Champion for the indoor 3K and 5K, and outdoor 10K. She also broke two school records (5000 and 10000 meters).
In the future, Jill plans on concentrating on 10K through marathon distances, and hopes to qualify for the marathon in the 2004 Olympics.

Jill at Peachtree 2000
Jill Braley Academic Accomplishments
Jill excelled at Furman University, one of the nation's top liberal arts and sciences colleges, located in South Carolina, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science.  She was on the Dean's List every term.  She had four academic scholarships, and was on the all-conference honor roll.  She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (an honor society), and was named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-American Team.  Jill was given the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, which is an academic award that goes to the top female scholar athlete each year.
Future Plans
Jill will be eligible for sponsorship in June 2001 and is looking for supporters to help her on the road to the 2004 Olympics.
For a company looking to help one of America's fastest and brightest, this could be a golden opportunity.
Jill is very clear about competing in the 2004 Olympic Trials, as well as run/bike biathlons and other athletic endeavors.
For now, Jill will be working as a personal trainer.  Long term, Jill plans to balance her career goals (including going to graduate school, studying Sport Science), and her running goals.

Contact Information
Jill can be reached via email at JDBraley@Hotmail.com.

Jill Braley

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