Jess Lehman
Jess  Lehman

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dickinson, N.D.

High School:
Dickinson HS

Event:
Multi/Javelin

Birthdate:
01/17/1993

Experience:
4 Letters


07/28/2016

Gophers Earn NCAA-Best 23 Academic Honors

Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I

07/23/2016

Wright Places 11th at World Juniors

Shanique Wright represented Jamaica in the triple jump at the IAAF World U20 Championships this weekend

07/11/2016

Lehman Selected to U.S. Team for Thorpe Cup

Jess Lehman will represent the U.S. in the heptathlon dual with Germany

07/10/2016

Lehman Takes 12th in U.S. Heptathlon

Jess Lehman joined former Gopher Gabriele Grunewald in competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials Sunday

07/09/2016

Murphy Places Fifth in U.S. Javelin Final

Nicolle Murphy and Jess Lehman competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials Saturday

06/10/2016

2016 NCAA Women's Track Championship

Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.

05/14/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

07/22/2015

W. Track NCAA Outdoor Championship

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on July 12-13, 2015. Photos taken by Becky Miller

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2016 Season - Indoor: Named All-Big Ten First Team honoree • named team captain • competed at four meets with two appearances in the pentathlon • won the final three events of the Big Ten pentathlon to win her second B1G pentathlon title with a Big Ten and Minnesota record 4,393 points • ran a season-best 8.75 in the B1G pentathlon 60m hurdles • won the B1G pentathlon shot put with a career-best throw of 13.98m (45-10.50) • won the B1G pentathlon 800m in a career-best 2:10.33 • placed sixth in long jump (5.92m, 19-05.25) at Big Tens • ran a career-best 1:32.63 in the 600m as runner-up at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after winning all five pentathlon events at the CSS Opener en route to the pentathlon title with 4,242 points • recorded a career-best 6.06m (19-10.75) in long jump in the CSS Opener pentathlon to move into fifth in Minnesota history • cleared a season-best 1.73m (5-08.00) in high jump in the CSS Opener pentathlon.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, First Team All-American, All-Big Ten First Team, CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District, USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • NCAA Championship qualifier in the heptathlon • placed seventh in the heptathlon (5,835 points) at the NCAA Championship, including a career-best time of 14.22 in the 100m hurdles, a third-place showing in the shot put with a season-best throw of 13.42m (44-00.50), and fourth-place finish in the javelin (44.61m, 146-04) • finished as B1G heptathlon champion with 5,763 points while also placing seventh in javelin (46.56m, 152-09) and 14th in long jump (5.70m, 18-08.50) at the Big Ten Championship • won long jump (5.85m, 19-02.50), shot put (13.17m, 43-02.50), and javelin (43.15m, 141-07) and tied for first in high jump (1.74m, 5-08.50) during B1G heptathlon • scored a season-best 5,917 points to place sixth in the heptathlon at Mt. SAC Relays, winning the 800m (2:12.17) and javelin (46.54m, 152-08) during Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon • scored 5,806 points to place 12th in the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials, including setting a heptathlon career-best mark of 47.36m (155-04) for third place in javelin.

2015 Season - Indoor: Named First Team All-American and First Team All-Big Ten honoree • named team captain • placed fifth in the pentathlon at the NCAA Championship • became Minnesota's first Big Ten pentathlon champion since 2008 • broke the Minnesota program record in the pentathlon with 4,372 points at the NCAA Championship • broke the pentathlon program record three times throughout the season, scoring 4,289 points at the Jack Johnson Classic, 4,361 at the Big Ten Championship and 4,372 at the NCAA Championship • set career-best marks in all seven events in which she competed • finished the indoor season as the Gophers' record-holder in the pentathlon (4,372 points) and also ranked among the Gophers' top-10 all-time performers in the 60m hurdles (fourth at 8.67), high jump (tied for fifth at 1.74m) and long jump (tied for fifth at 6.02m) • won the 600m in a career-best 1:33.83 at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual and finished the season as the third-fastest Gopher 600m runner • third-fastest 60m hurdler on the team with a career-best 8.67 during the Big Ten pentathlon • recorded team's best long jump of the season with a career-best 6.02m during the Big Ten pentathlon • recorded career bests in the 800m (2:13.90), shot put (13.74m) and high jump (1.74m) during the NCAA pentathlon.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named First Team All-American, First Team All-Big Ten, Capital One Academic All-District, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • placed fifth in the heptathlon at NCAA Championship with 5,965 points • won Big Ten heptathlon title with a Minnesota school record and Big Ten Championship record 6,014 points • placed fourth in the javelin at Big Tens (47.19m, 154-10.25) to combine for 15 points at the B1G meet • set career-best marks in six of seven heptathlon events • set career-best marks in the 100m hurdles (14.30) and long jump (6.06m, 19-10.75), placed second in the javelin with a season-best throw of 47.82m (156-11), and took third in the 800m (2:14.88) in the NCAA heptathlon • won the final three events of the B1G heptathlon and had career-best marks in the 800m (2:11.44), 100m hurdles (14.41), high jump (1.76m, 5-09.25), and long jump (6.00m, 19-08.25) at Big Tens • won the heptathlon at the Virginia Challenge with a then-school record 5,912 points in her season-debut in the heptathlon • set career-bests in the 200m (24.97) and shot put (13.99m, 45-10.75) at Virginia • ended the season ranked tied for third in high jump (1.76m (5-09.25), fifth in long jump (6.06m, 19-10.75), and 10th in the 100m hurdles (14.30) among all-time Gophers • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • named Second Team All-American and All-Big Ten Second Team honoree • set career-best marks in all five pentathlon events • finished the indoor season ranked second in pentathlon (4,172), eighth in long jump (19-04.25, 5.90m), 10th in 60m hurdles (8.81) and tied for 10th in high jump (5-07, 1.70m) among the Gopher all-time indoor ranks • finished ninth in the pentathlon with a career-best 4,172 points at the NCAA championships with personal-best marks in the 60-meter hurdles (8.81), high jump (5-07, 1.70m) and long jump (19-4.25, 5.90m) • finished as Big Ten pentathlon runner-up with 4,054 points and set career-best mark in the shot put (43-09.25, 13.34m) • ran career-best 2:14.18 in the 800m at the Bill Bergan Invite and finished third in the pentathlon (4,008).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the heptathlon at two meets and appeared at four meets total • named All-Big Ten Second Team honoree • scored season-best 5,490 points as Big Ten heptathlon runner-up to rank second in Gopher history • recorded four season-best marks at Big Tens, winning the heptathlon shot put (43-02.50, 13.17m) and javelin (152-8, 46.54m), taking fourth in long jump at 18-05 (5.61m) and finishing fifth in high jump at 5-04.50 (1.64m) • placed second in the Big Ten 800m heptathlon (2:20.18), eighth in the 200m (26.01) and ninth in the 100m hurdles (15.12) • finished seventh in the javelin at Big Tens as well, improving on her mark during the heptathlon javelin with a new career-best throw of 159-07 (48.65m) to rank 10th all-time in Gopher history • placed fifth in the heptathlon (5,444) at Spec Towns Invite and ran a season-best 2:14.78 in 800m • ran season-best times in the 100m hurdles (14.58) and 200m (25.93) at USF Collegiate.

2013 Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

2012 Season - Indoor: Scored the eighth-best pentathlon point total in school history (3,516) at the Big Ten Championships to place 10th • marked season-bests of 9.27 in the 60m hurdles, 5-0 1/4 (1.53m) in the high jump, 36-11 3/4 (11.27m) in the shot put, 17-5 1/4 (5.31m) in the long jump and 2:20.70 in the 800m • placed tenth at the Iowa State Classic pentathlon with 3,488 points, temporarily becoming the ninth-best pentathlete in school history • runner-up in the pentathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,388).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Finished seventh in javelin at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best throw of 144-8 (44.18m) • won the javelin at the Hamline Invite • also competed in the 200m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put during the season.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Dickinson High School • high school coach were Jay Schobinger, Dave Michaelson, Scott Hoffman and Dennis Morris • was named the 2011 Senior Athlete of the Year • lettered four years in basketball and volleyball, with six letters in varsity track and field • career best throw in the javelin was a 140-6 • 127-6 in the discus • 17-11 mark in the long jump • 44.23 in the 300m high hurdles • 59.7 in the 400m • named the 2010 and 2011 Herb Herauf Female Athlete of the Year • served as team captain her junior and senior year.

Personal: Born January 17, 1993 • completed undergraduate degree in elementary education • completing special education masters of education  daughter of Carol and TJ Herauf • has one older brother, Ben, and two younger brothers, Luke and Mike • maiden name is Jess Heraufmarried to former Gopher men's track & field thrower Jon Lehman, who competed for the Gophers from 2009-10 to 2012-13 • enjoys the lake, camping, wakeboarding, sand volleyball, snowboarding and anything outdoors.

Lehman's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
600m 1:32.63 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
Pentathlon 4,372 (AT-1st) Big Tens (2/26/16)
800m 2:10.33 Big Tens (2/26/16)
60m Hurdles 8.67 (AT-4th) Big Tens (2/27/15)
High Jump 5-8.50, 1.74m (AT-T7th) NCAA Championships (3/14/15)
Long Jump 19-10.75, 6.06m (AT-5th) CSS Opener (12/4/15)
Shot Put 45-10.50, 13.98m Big Tens (2/26/16)
Lehman's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 6,014 (AT-1st) Big Tens (5/15-16/15)
200m 24.79 Virginia Challenge (4/17/15)
800m 2:11.44 Big Tens (5/16/15)
100m Hurdles 14.22 NCAA Championships (6/10/16)
High Jump 5-09.25, 1.76m (AT-T4th) Big Tens (5/16/15)
Long Jump 19-10.75, 6.06m (AT-5th) NCAA Championships (6/11/15)
Shot Put 45-10.75, 13.99m Virginia Challenge (4/17/15)
Javelin 159-07, 48.65m (AT-10th) Big Tens (5/18/14)

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