Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Jayla McArthur
Jayla McArthur


San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Universal City Randolph HS

Sprints / Jumps


I/O Eligibility:


Two Score in Steeplechase and Facility Records Broken at Big Tens

Illini qualify 10 for finals on Sunday


4x200m Relay Squad Sets Fifth Fastest Time in School History

Richartz takes second in pole vault at Drake Relays


Griffith Wins 400m Hurdle Title at Penn Relays

Illini 4x1600m Relay Squad Finishes Fifth at Drake Relays


Illini Head to Drake Relays and Penn Relays

Orange and Blue will compete in Des Moines and Philadelphia


Ejesieme Leads Illini at John McDonnell Invite

Distance runners continue success in California


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the 400 hurdles and was part of the 4x400m relay during the season ... Ran the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championship ... Ran a personal-best 400m hurdles time of 1:00.81 at the EIU Big Blue Classic.

Indoor: Ran the 600m at the Big Ten Championships, placing just out of scoring position with a ninth place finish and a career-best time of 1:31.79 ... Recorded a season-best 800m time of 2:15.75 at the Tyson Invitational ... Also ran on the 4x400m relay team.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Helped the 4x400m relay team with three first place finishes ... Placed first in the 600m at Illini Classic ... Ran the 600m at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second in the 600m at Illinois Intercollegiate.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 400m hurdles ... Also competed in the prelims of the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, running a personal-best time of 1:01.05 ... Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Horned Frog Invite (1:03.95) ... Placed sixth twice in the 400m hurdles at the Mike Poehlein Invite (1:05.07) and the SeaRay Relays (1:01.09).

Indoor: Competed in the long jump at four meets, turning a personal-best mark of 18-1 ¾ (5.53m) at the Meyo Invitational ... Took second in the 600m with a season-best time of 1:36.20 at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Ran the 300m at the Meyo Invitational and the 400m at the SASF Invitational.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles (1:04.60) and long jump ... Was third in the long jump at the Illinois Invitational with a personal-best distance of 18-10, also placing sixth in the 400m hurdles (1:05.07) ... Member of 4x400m relay that took first at the Illinois Invitational (3:42.77) ... Placed sixth in the long jump at the UCF Invitational (18-9 ¼ ) ... Ran a personal-best 56.91 in the 400m at the LSU Alumni Gold.

Indoor: Competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, placing 17th with a mark of 17-7 ... Took sixth in the 400m (58.06) and 11th in the long jump at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (17-4 ¼) ... Ran a season-best 57.20 in the 400m at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Also competed in the 200m, running a personal-best 25.40 at the Iowa State Classic.

High School
Named 2007 San Antonio Female High School Athlete of the Year ... Won eight state track and field titles ... As a junior in 2007, won state tiles in the 400m, long jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay to lead her team to the state championship ... Won 400m and 4x400m relay at 2008 state meet to again lead high school to state title ... Also won state titles in the 200m her freshman season and the 4x400m relay her sophomore year ... High school team won Texas 2A track and field state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Lettered in track and field and basketball.

Daughter of James and Lucy McArthur ... Born Dec. 27, 1989 ... Has an older brother, Jade, and a younger sister, Jayme ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, doing math and playing the saxophone ... Says her family most influenced her athletic career ... Plans to be a general engineer following graduation.

McArthur's Personal Bests
100m: 12.83 - Illinois Twilight (4/30/10)
400m: 56.91 - LSU Alumni Gold Invite (4/18/09)
400m Hurdles: 1:00.81 - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/31/12)
Long Jump: 18-10 (5.74m) - Illinois Invitational (5/2/09)

200m: 25.40 - Iowa State Classic (2/13/09)
300m: 41.05 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)
400m: 56.54 - Tyson Invitational (2/11/11)
600m: 1:31.79 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
800m: 2:15.32 - Meyo Invitational (Unseeded) (2/5/11)
Long Jump: 18-1 ¾ (5.53m) - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)

Updated July 2012