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Jaela Thornburg ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Cheney High School
  • Cheney, WA
  • Women's Track
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Jaela Thornburg's Women's Track Recruiting Profile
Club:
Spokane Speed Academy
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
115
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
400M
Sec. Position:
800M
400M
1:01.82
800M
2:35.49
Distance & PR
19:38.70 (3 Miles)
200M
27.82
  • 2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

My parents are both graduates of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the USAF.  I was born abroad on a base in Okinawa, Japan and moved several times while they were on active duty.  After moving several times and supporting multiple deployments overseas, they both switched to the USAF Reserve to provide more family stability for me and my two younger brothers.  While I like the military is diverse and I got to meet people from all over the country, it was nice when we didn't have to move anymore.  We settled in Cheney, Washington where I enjoy being active in school, athletics and the community.

I think being well-rounded is very important and I always strive to be the best possible in any activity.  As much as I love competing in sports, I know academics are equally if not more important.  I work hard to maintain a high GPA while taking advanced classes.  I also like to take leadership roles so I can make positive changes that help others.  I am a member of the Cheney Youth Commission (appointed by the Mayor), which provides, promotes and coordinates activities for the young people in my hometown.

While in middle school I participated on varsity squads in Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field.  I realized I enjoy running most and decided to focus on Track & Field and Cross Country in high school.  I like running because it is less dependent on physical size and more about doing well based on hard work.  I enjoy a variety of events but my favorites are the 400 Meters, High Jump and Heptathlon.  I also really enjoy Relays and Cross Country because of the teamwork and comradery.  Despite my preferences, I am more than willing to participate in whatever events my coaches think will be best for the team. 

Throughout high school, I hope to show continued improvement in my events while helping our team pursue league/district titles and podium finishes in Cross Country and Track & Field.  During my upcoming club seasons, I hope to continually improve and qualify for USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in combined and open events.   By focusing on academics, athletics and community service, I hope to earn a combination of academic, athletic and other scholarships which will make attending a top-rated college or university possible.  I will then be able to pursue my love of running at the next level while also getting a solid education to set me up for my future which I hope includes becoming a teacher and coach.



Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • 2020 Club/Travel Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain
  • 2020 Club/Travel Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Simplot Games 4x400 Finalist and 6th Place Podium Finish
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 3rd Place, Conference 3rd Place
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, Regional Qualifier 400m, Regional Qualifier 4x200m Relay, Regional Qualifier 4x400m Relay, Most Inspirational (voted by team), Blackhawk Scholar Achievement Award (4.0 GPA), Varsity Letter
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 3rd Place, Conference 3rd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, State Champion 4x200 Relay Team (Alternate), State Qualifier 4x400 Relay Team (Anchor), Regional Qualifier 400M, Most Improved (voted by team), Blackhawk Scholar Achievement Award (4.0 GPA), Varsity Letter
  • Team Awards:
    2A WIAA State Track & Field Meet 8th Place, Sectional Champs, Conference Champs
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-Region, Washington State 2017 Cross Country Championships Qualifier, Blackhawk Scholar Achievement Award (4.0 GPA), Varsity Letter
  • Team Awards:
    2A WIAA State XC Meet 6th Place, Regional 2nd Place, Sectional 2nd Place, Conference 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2020 Spokane Speed Academy (Club)
  • 2019 Spokane Speed Academy
  • Notes: USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Qualifier (4x400m Relay).
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Spokane Speed Academy
  • Notes: USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Qualifier (4x100M Relay). *PRs listed reflect performances from 8th Grade and summer between 8th and 9th Grade.

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Derek Slaughter
  • Club Director
  • Cecil Jackson

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Cheney High School
State:
WASHINGTON
Phone:
(509) 559-4000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Freshman: Honors Geometry; Honors Physical Science; Language Arts Honors. Sophomore: Advanced Algebra 2 with Trigonometry; Language Arts Honors. Junior: Chemistry Honors; Honors Pre-Calculus.
AP Classes:
Yes. Junior: AP U.S. History; AP English Language and Composition.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Award
    • Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Student of the Year
  • Award
    • Honor Roll (4.0 GPA in High School so far)
  • Award
    • CHS Student of the Month (April 2018)
  • Award
    • Future Business Leaders of America State Qualifier (2017)
  • Award
    • Sports Medicine Club State Competition Qualifier/Small School National Qualifier (2019)
  • Activity
    • Cheney Youth Commission (appointed by Mayor)
  • Activity
    • National Junior Honor Society
  • Activity
    • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Activity
    • Sports Medicine Club

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Statistics

Event 2020 Club/Trave 2020 Club/Trave 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Spokane Sp 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te
200M 27.82 28.59 28.60 27.92
400M 1:04.44 1:03.47 1:02.88 1:01.82
4x400M (Split) 1:02.50
800M 2:37.21 2:35.49 2:38.50
Distance & PR 20:01.30 (3 Miles) 3 Mile - 19:38.70; 5,000m - 20:29.50
Event 2017 Spokane Sp
100MHH 18.58
200M 28.19
400M 1:04.04
800M 2:37.2
High Jump 4' 10"
Long Jump 14' 2"
Shot Put 22' 9.5"
Javelin 57' 6.25"
Heptathlon 3,012

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