June 10, 2022
Spartan Engineer claims bronze at national track championship
Jenna Magness, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, rounded out her Michigan State University experiences with a bronze medal at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Magness, of Grand Ledge, capped off her record-setting collegiate career with an impressive First Team All-American performance on Thursday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Racing in only her third 10,000m race, Magness used a personal-record time to place third and win the national medal. With her finish, she became the first Spartan woman to earn First Team All-American honors in both the 5000m and 10,000m during an MSU career.
In a story from March 2021, Magness said she has always been interested in chemistry and mathematics and started running competitively in the seventh grade.
“My love for both the sciences and running grew as I continued my schooling,” she explained, “so I'm grateful to have this opportunity to pursue both of my passions here at Michigan State University.”
Read more on the NCAA championships, courtesy of MSU Athletics.