Jessica Baldwin-Philippi
Jessica Baldwin-Philippi
Born: 06/18/1985
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Milpitas, Calif.
High School: Milpitas
College: Columbia

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004-05: Raced in two competitions during the year ... Clocked a time of 18:49 in the 5,000-meters to finish 17th at the Johnny Mathis Invitational ... had best finish of the season at the Aggie Track & Field Classic, placing seventh in the 5,000-meters with a time of 18:51.

AS A FRESHMAN AT COLUMBIA IN 2003-04: Competed in three regular-season meets as a freshman ... top finish was a 45th-place effort out of 145 finishers at the Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. ... Also competed in the Fordham Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park and finished 91st of 201 runners ... top 5,000-meter time at Van Cortlandt was 20:09 ... competed in the Lafayette Invitational and rcorded a 5,800-meter time of 23:01.70 at Metzgar Fields in Easton, Pa. ... finished 69th out of 107 finishers at Lafayette ... team finished second in the NCAA Northeast Region and 13th at the NCAA National Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Milpitas (Calif.) High School ... coached by George Gilbert, Bob Sharpe and Matt Newbrough as a prep ... registered a 5,000-meter cross county time of 18:24 at Crystal Springs XC Course as a senior ... ran 11:08 in the 3,200-meters and 10:25 in the 3,000 ... also posted best times of 5:14 in the 1,600-meters and 2:22 in the 800 ... led prep team to CCS Division I titles twice in cross country and three league titles in track ... was CCS Division I individual champion in cross country as a sophomore and junior ... finished 13th in the USATF Winter XC Championships in 2001 ... finished 32nd at the Foot Locker West meet in 2000.

PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1985 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... parents are Brian Philippi and Cecilia Baldwin ... in addition to running, enjoys photography and sculpture ... career plans include becoming a journalist.