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Jelani Pierre - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Jelani Pierre

Position Sprints
Hometown Westfield, N.J.
High School Westfield
Class Sr./Jr.


Spent his previous three seasons at Iona, where he is the program record holder in the men’s long jump, jumping 7.42 meters at the Metropolitan Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2019, where he was also the meet champion … Placed third in the long jump at the 2019 MAAC Indoor Track and Field Championships … Placed second in the long jump at the 2019 MAAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship … Senior season was cut short due to COVID.


Was a six-time letter winner at Westfield Senior high school, lettering in track & field, basketball and football … Was fifth all-time in program history in the long jump, while he was the NJSIAA North 2 sectionals champion … Was named the Most Valuable senior track & field athlete in 2015-16 and received the 2016 UCIAC Scholar Award.


Son of Gerard Pierre and Kim Britten-Pierre … Has one sibling, Gerard … Majoring in Sports Psychology.