Abby Kohut-Jackson
Abby  Kohut-Jackson

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Huxley, Iowa

High School:
Ballard HS

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
06/24/1998


04/27/2018

Gophers Race at Drake Relays

Minnesota placed third in the 4x1600m relay to kick off Friday's action at the Drake Relays

04/26/2018

Gophers Race at Drake Relays Distance Carnival

Molly Eastman and Paige Peschel led the Gophers at the Drake Relays on Thursday night

04/24/2018

No. 10 Gophers Back in Action

Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship

03/31/2018

No. 11 Gophers Win Six Events at Ole Miss

Minnesota won three titles on the track and three more in the field events at the Ole Miss Classic on Saturday

03/30/2018

Distance Squad Races at Raleigh Relays

Megan Hasz moved into eighth place in Minnesota history in the 10,000m run Friday night

PRONUNCIATION:

2018 Season – Indoor: Ran six races • made Big Ten track & field debut, running the 1200m leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay (11:25.67) • ran a career-best 2:12.36 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic • ran a career-best 4:54.33 to win the unseeded section of the mile at the Power Five Invite • ran on the Gophers' fifth-place 4x400m relay at the Iowa State Classic.

2018 Season – Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • ran a career-best 4:34.66 in the 1,500m while racing unattached at UW-La Crosse • ran a season-best 2:12.92 in the 800m at the Tommie Twilight • ran on the fifth-place 4x800m relay at the Raleigh Relays (9:06.29) • ran on the third-place 4x1600m relay at the Drake Relays (19:26.92).

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 (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.36 Iowa State Classic (2/10/18)
Mile 4:54.33 Power Five Invite (2/2/18)
3,000m 10:01.36 (UA) Minnesota Open (1/14/17)
Kohut-Jackson's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.22 (UA) Janis Rider Invite (4/29/17)
1,500m 4:34.66 (UA) UW-La Crosse (4/21/18)
3,000m Steeplechase 11:12.20 (UA) BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)

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