Jessica Byler

Jessica Byler

  • Year:
    Senior
  • Hometown:
    Roaming Shores, Ohio
  • High School:
    Grand Valley

CAREER RACE-BY-RACE RESULTS

Also competing on the Cleveland State Track & Field team.

2018 // JUNIOR SEASON
Competed in all six races throughout the season, finishing as one of Cleveland State’s top runners in every race…posted a season-best 5K time of 18:46 at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic…recorded a season-best 6K time at the Horizon League Championship, crossing the finish line in a time of 22:43…recorded a pair of top-20 individual finishes at the Duquesne Duals and the Jenna Strong Fall Classic…finished the year with multiple top-50 5K and 6K times in the CSU Record Book.

2017 // SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in all nine races for the Vikings, finishing as one of Cleveland State’s top-three runners during every race…notched her first sub 19-minute 5K time with a mark of 18:36 at the Tommy Evans Invitational – a time that ranks eighth in the CSU Record Book…posted a career-best 6K time of 22:21 at the LHU Invitational – a mark that ranks fifth in the CSU Record Book…posted her best individual finish at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic, placing fifth overall with a 5K time of 18:48…also notched top-10 overall finishes at the Friendship Invitational (7th – 19:02) and LHU Invitational (8th)…recorded a top-20 finish at the Horizon League Championship, crossing the line in a time of 23:24 to place 19th overall.

2016 // FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in all nine races for the Vikings throughout the season…posted a season-best 5K time of 19:30 at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic…top 6K time of the year came at the LHU Invitational, crossing the finish line in 23:56 – a mark that ranked 40th in the CSU Record Book…part of Cleveland State’s top five finishers during eight races…fourth Viking to cross the finish line at the Storm Invitational (17:59 – 4.3K) and NCAA Regional (24:49 – 6K).

HIGH SCHOOL
Named First Team All-County and First Team All-NAC…two-time cross country state qualifier…2014 District champion…helped Grand Valley to a fifth place District finish as a junior.

PERSONAL
Born November 3, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio…daughter of Jason and Amy Finley…has three brothers, Zak, Alex, and Jason…earned All-Academic Ohio honors throughout high school…majoring in middle childhood education.