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Jamie Cheever

Age:  28

Event:  Steeplechase, 1500m, Mile, 3000m, Cross Country


College/University Competed for:

Personal Bests

Steeplechase: 9:29.13 (2013)

800m: 2:06.34 (2007)

1500m: 4:16.01 (2015)

Mile: 4:35.92 ((2016)

3000m: 9:12.49 (2015)

5000m: 15:48.74 (2012)

Career Highlights

7th fastest American woman in the steeplechase

2015Letterkenny AC, Steeplechase, 9:40, 1st place

2015Savo Games, 1500m, 4:16.01, 1st place

2015Cork Invitational, 3k, 9:12.49, 8th place

2014Shanghai Diamond League steeplechase, 10:05, 14th place

2014  Payton Jordan Invitational, steeplechase, 9:55.83, 9th place

2014Iowa State Classic, mile, 4:37.23, 5th place

2014jdl, North Carolina, 3000m, 9:19.21, 6th place

2013USA Cross County National Championships, 8k, 11th place

2013Payton Jordan Invitational, steeplechase, 9:29.13, 2nd place

2013USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, steeplechase, 4th place

2013USA Cross Country 8k Nationals, 11th place

2013Club Cross County (Nationals?), 6k, 22:33, 18th place

2013, 2012Team USA member at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Team Challenge, 14th place, 3rd American

2012Olympic Trials Steeplechase finalist, 12th place

2012Team USA member at the NACAC Cross Country Championships, 4th place, 3rd American

2012USA Road 1-Mile Championships, 8th place

2012USA Cross Country 8k Nationals, 6th place

2011USA Road 1-Mile Championships, 9th place

 3-Time D1 All American in cross country, distance medley relay, and steeplechase

Volunteer work  

Domestic Violence Victim Support Team, Seattle Police Department, Seattle, WA (September 2014-Present)

Youth Mentor, Bolder Options, Minneapolis, MN, (August 2011-Present)

Sexual Violence Crisis Line Advocate and Medical Outreach Advocate, Ramsey County Sexual Offense Services, St. Paul, MN (October 2010-August 2013)

Sexual Violence Victim Support Group Facilitator (October 2011-August 2013)

Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, Southwest high School, Minneapolis, MN (March 2010-June 2012)

Team Tesfa Organizer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Minneapolis, MN (December 2009-December 2011)

English/Math Teacher and Librarian at SKY Community School, Salasaca, Ecuador (August 2010)

Sexual Violence Educator, Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, University of Minnesota (May 2007-August 2009)

Discover Girl Power Intern YWCA, Minneapolis, MN (June-August 2008)


I played hockey and soccer growing up in Minneapolis.  Because my parents both were successful collegiate runners, they encouraged me to at least try track and field when I entered high school.  I was hesitant, but soon fell in love with the comradery and also having the ability to push myself as much as I wanted.  I entered the University of Minnesota as an 800m runner and left a steeplechaser.  After taking a year off after college, I joined Team USA Minnesota for two-and-a-half years until I moved to Seattle to join the Brooks Bests team.  After a year of injury, I am grateful to be getting back to racing with Club Northwest.