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Grace Jansson
 
Grace  Jansson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Haworth, N.J.

High School:
Academy of the Holy Angels

2017 (Freshman, Track & Field): Made her indoor debut at the Towson Tiger Invitational with a time of 5:40.20 in the mile… Ran an indoor season-best of 5:34.19 at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix… Had a time of 5:15.80 in the 1,500m at the Rider Invitational… Posted a season-best time of 5:10.04 in the 1,500m at the Lehigh Games… Finished 27th in the 5,000m at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships.

2016 (Freshman, Cross Country): Made her collegiate debut at the Navy Invitational, running 26:20.58… Finished 88th at the Patriot League Championships.

Before Loyola: Earned 12 varsity letters – four each in indoor and outdoor track and field and two apiece in soccer and cross country – at Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey… Won the Bergen County Division E title in the 3,200m as a senior and qualified for the State Meet of Champions… Also was an All-League First Team performer in the 1,600m… Earned Most Valuable Runner honors during indoor track season in 2015 and 2016 and was an All-County honorable mention performer in 2015… Earned numerous indoor All-League and All-County honors in relays and was an All-League First Team runner in the 3,200m in 2015… Received All-League First Team recognition in cross country in 2014 and 2015… Helped her indoor track and field team win the Bergen County Division E title in 2016 and the cross country team to the County’s Division B 2014 crown… The outdoor track and field team was a three-time United League Champion from 2013-2015.

Personal: Daughter of Betsy and Steve Jansson… Has an older brother, Christian, and an older sister, Hanna… Four-year member of the honor roll at Holy Angels… Was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Summer AIM Program in July 2015… Earned the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from the West Point Parents Club of New York and New Jersey in 2015… Was a second soprano in the chorus… Participated in Operation Smile, Gaelic Society, the Go Green Club, Angels Over Africa, as an Angel Ambassador and was on the Austria/Germany Study Abroad Summer Trip in 2014.

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