Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miamisburg, Ohio
High School: Miamisburg



  • Spring 2017 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2016 Dean’s List
  • Spring 2016 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2015 Dean’s List
  • Spring 2015 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

2017 Cross Country

Finished top-25 in the 5k at the Mississippi College Invitational…

2017 Outdoor

Finished fourth and recorded her personal best in the 1500m (5:07:61) at the JSU Gamecock Quad Invite… Ran a personal best in the 2000s (7:32:46) at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational… Earned fourth in the 1500m (5:07:61) at the JSU Gamecock Quad Invite. Placed sixth in the 3000s at the 20177 Beynon Sports Surface Catamount Classic.

2017 Indoor

Townsley placed third and ran her personal best in the 5000m (18:25:81) at the UAB Vulcan Invitational… Earned a personal best in the mile (5:17:30) at the University of South Alabama Invitational… Finished in the top ten in the 3000m at the UAB Vulcan Invitational.

2016 Cross Country

Finished in the top-15 three times in 2016… Opened the year with a 10th place finish at the JSU Struts Invite with a 4k time of 6:01… Placed 12th in the next event, running the Gerald Richey 5k in 19:06… Ran an 18:52 5k at the USC Upstate Invite to finish 22nd before recording her best finish of the year, placing 8th at the Front Runner Invite (18:39)… Earned yet another top-25 finish at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 19:20, good enough for 21st… Placed second at the Trojan Invite with a time of 19:33… Recorded the second-best time among GSU runners at the NCAA South Regional, running the 6k in 22:46.

2016 Outdoor

In the 800m race, clocked a 2:24.14 at Jacksonville State and a 2:25.00 at Georgia Tech...Best times in the 3,000m steeplechase were 11:29.73 at Florida Relays and 11:40.30 at Georgia Tech.

2016 Indoor

Had best indoor times at East Tennessee Meet, running the 3,000m in 10:35.69 and the 5,000m in 18:29.75.

2015 Cross Country

Began the season with a 4k race in 15:30.29 at Jax State...Finished 4th at Mercer 5k Invitational in 19:31.01...Ran 18:49.68 5k time in finishing 33rd at JSU Foothills...Was third overall behind only GSU teammates in the Berry 6k Invitational in 23:49.73...Finished 45th at Sun Belt Championship in 19:45.40...Ran 23:21.77 in NCAA South Region 6k to place 144th.

2015 Outdoor

Ran the 3,000m steeplechase in four events with a top time at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in 11:43.10 in finishing 11th...Ran 12:04.05 in placing 13th at Georgia Tech...Ran the 5,000m one time with a 19:10.59 time in finishing 23rd at Georgia Tech.

2015 Indoor

Competed in 800m and mile during first collegiate indoor season...Best 800m time was 2:25.42 at Samford in placing 38th with a 2:26.22 in finishing 14th at Birmingham Southern Icebreaker...Ran the mile in one event with a 5:35.55 time at the ETSU Buccaneer Invite in placing 18th.

2014 Cross Country

Competed and counted in all seven races as a freshman...Best finish was fourth at JSU Foothills Invite with a time of 18:28...Opening meet of career at WCU Invite was a16th-place effort, with a 19th place finish at Chattanooga in 11:54.28 in two mile event and a 15th place finish at Winthrop Invite...Was 97th of 292 runners at Alabama Crimson Classic...Finished 43rd at Sun Belt Championship meet.


Four-time regional qualifier (2010-13) and state qualifier in 2013 in cross country at Miamisburg High School in metropolitan Dayton, Ohio...Ran best time of 18:43 in cross country as a senior and 5:08 in 1,600m in track for coach Jennifer Schoenberger...Was Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) all-conference as senior and three-time GWOC South first team all-league...Team most valuable runner final three years.

Set school record in indoor 1,600m (5:17)...Set school records in outdoor track with 4x400m relay team (4:02), 4x800 (9:39) and 4x1,600 (22:59)...The 400 and 800 relay teams qualified for regional meet.

Earned scholar-athlete award from U.S. Army Reserve, was National Honor Society member and graduated with honors (3.5 GPA or better)...Was Academic All-Ohio pick at the Ohio cross country meet...In track, competed in 3,200m, 1,600m, 800m and with the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams.


Jordan Lynn Townsley was born May 7, 1996 in Kettering, Ohio, the largest suburb of Dayton...Daughter of Mark and Dana Townsley. Dad is a high school athletic director and mother is a first-grade teacher...Father was wrestler at Miami (Ohio) and cousin (Kirsten Sweeney) was track and field runner at Tennessee...Majoring in exercise science.

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