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The Jackrabbits welcome Jackie Spelts to the track and field program as a Graduate Assistant.

Spelts joins the staff after a stellar career at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Neb, during which she was a three-time All-American.

She earned her first All-American honor in track & field by placing seventh in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA III Outdoor Championships in 2010 ... She won four GPAC individual titles in 2010, two in 2009 and one in 2008 during her outstanding track career ... She earned 11 All-GPAC awards, holds five school records and appears on 12 all-time charts in track.

In cross country, Spelts was a two-time All-American earning the honor in 2008 and 2009 ... As a junior she placed fifth at the NCAA III Championships, which was the highest ever finish for a NWU women’s cross country runner ... She was named the Journal Star State College Female Athlete of the Year in 2010.

Spelts was one of 29 women in the nation in all divisions selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the spring 2010-11 sports season.

She was unable to compete during the 2011 outdoor track season due to injury.