Abby Kohut-Jackson
Abby  Kohut-Jackson

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Huxley, Iowa

High School:
Ballard HS

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
06/24/1998


04/29/2017

Gophers Win Nine Titles at Macalester

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday

04/12/2017

Minnesota Wins 11 Titles at Hamline

The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening

02/10/2017

PRs Abound at ISU Classic

As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday

01/28/2017

Gophers Win Eight Titles at Home

Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Jack Johnson Classic on Saturday afternoon

01/20/2017

Gophers Dominate at St. Thomas Invite

Minnesota won all 12 events in which the team competed at the local meet Friday evening

PRONUNCIATION:



2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at five meets.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Ballard High School in Huxley, Iowa, where she competed for coaches Scott Barth, Marian Kohut, Mike Carr, and Jenna Nosekabel • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • earned four top-eight finishes at the Iowa High School Cross Country 3A State Championship, including a runner-up finish as a junior in 2014 (14:55 for 4K), fifth-place finishes in both 2013 (15:02 for 4K) and 2015 (19:20 for 5K), and an eighth-place showing as a freshman in 2012 (15:01 for 4K) • led Ballard to a fifth-place team finish at the state championship as a junior in 2014 and took 14th as a team as a senior in 2015 • four-time Raccoon River Conference champion in cross country • owns high school cross country personal bests of 14:35 for 4K (2013) and 18:40 for 5K (2015) • nine-time state meet qualifier on the track, competing in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m and collecting six top-five finishes • won the 3,000m (10:08.29), was runner-up in the 1,500m (4:41.27), and took third in the 800m (2:15.42) to lead Ballard to a seventh-place team finish at the 2016 Iowa High School Track & Field 3A State Championship • placed third in the 800m (2:16) and seventh in the 1,500m (4:50) at the state championship as a junior in 2015 • took fifth in both the 800m and 1,500m at the state meet as a sophomore in 2014 • finished sixth in the 1,500m and 11th at the state meet as a freshman in 2013 • eight-time Raccoon River Conference champion in track & field, earning three titles in both the 800m and 1,500m • holds Ballard HS records in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m • owns high school personal bests of 2:15.4 in the 800m, 4:40 in the 1,500m, 5:07 in the mile, and 10:08 in the 3,000m, all set in 2016.

Personal: Born June 24, 1998 • daughter of Marian Kohut and David Jackson • has two siblings, Luke and Noah • intends to major in Neuroscience and Spanish • mother Marian ran one year collegiate cross country and track & field at the University of Chicago • father David ran four years of collegiate cross country and track & field at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point • was valedictorian of her class at Ballard High School • National Merit Finalist, National Honor Society member, and honor roll student • competed in figure skating for eight years and participated in band and chorus during high school.

Kohut-Jackson's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:17.45 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)
Mile 4:55.97 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)
3,000m 10:01.36 (UA) Minnesota Open (1/14/17)
Kohut-Jackson's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.22 (UA) Janis Rider Invite (4/29/17)
1,500m 4:35.55 (UA) Holst Invitational (4/22/17)
3,000m Steeplechase 11:12.20 (UA) BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)

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