|Birth place:||Sheffield, UK|
Jessica won two AAA U15 titles and the English Schools junior high jump in 2000 and was second in the English Schools Inters high jump and heptathlon. She missed the British U15 record for heptathlon by just 14 points finishing in second place in a junior international in Switzerland. At U17 level she won the AAA high jump in 2001, with a best that year of 1.75 and in 2002 she won the English Schools Inters high jump with 1.80.
In 2003 Jessica won the AAA indoor pentathlon and outdoors won the Northern Junior high jump and AAA Junior 100mh. The World Youth Championships saw her finish in fifth place with 5311 points.
In 2004 she led the World Juniors Championships having achieved a pb of 13.57 for 100m hurdles, and although she finished 8th she added 178 points to the 5364 pb she had set earlier in the year. She ended 2004 with silver medals at 100m hurdles and high jump at the Commonwealth Youth Games and made further progress by winning the 2005 AAA Indoor pentathlon. In this competition she set pbs in five of the seven events, including 1.85 for high jump.
She then set UK junior records for heptathlon at both her championships events: taking gold at the European Junior Championships and bronze at the World University Games.
2006 was another year of great achievements with her first senior medal, a bonze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. In amassing a score of 6269pts she set four personal bests.
In Desenzano del Garda, Ennis equalled the British high jump record of 1.95m, en-route to victory, amassing 6388 points and then defeated team-mate Kelly Sotherton at the European Cup in Szczecin, adding another 11 points to her PB. In Osaka at the World Championships, Ennis finished outside of the medals finishing fourth, albeit in a lifetime best of 6469 points.
However, in her first outdoor competition of 2009 she recorded a lifetime best of 6587 points to win by 510 points in Desenzano del Garda, Italy. This was a fantastic performance after she was forced to miss the Olympic Games in Beijing with a stress fracture in her ankle.
|60m||16/01/2010||Northern Athletics Senior Indoor Championships||EIS, Sheffield||7.36|
|60m hurdles||18/02/2012||Aviva Grand Prix||Birmingham||7.87|
|100 m||16/05/2010||Great Manchester Games||Manchester||11.39|
|800 m||29/08/2011||IAAF World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||2:07.81|
|High jump||05/05/2007||IAAF Combined Events Challenge||Desenzano del Garda, Italy||
|Long jump||12/06/2010||IAAF Diamond League||Loughborough||6.51|
|Long jump||02/06/2007||UK Womens League||Manchester||6.54
|Shot Putt||09/05/2012||IAAF World World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||14.79|
|Pentathlon||09/05/2012||IAAF World World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||4965|
|Heptathlon||26/05/2012||Hypo Meetings||Gotzis, Austria||6906|
Domestic Championships Record
2000 – 1st AAA U15 Championships pentathlon and 75m hurdles
2001 – 2nd AAA U17 Indoor Championships 60m hurdles
2003 – 1st AAA U20 Indoor Championships pentathlon, 1st AAA U20 Championships 100m hurdles
2005 – 1st AAA Indoor Championships pentathlon, 3rd AAA Championships 100m hurdles
2006 – 3rd AAA Championships high jump
2007 – 3rd Norwich Union European Indoor Champs Trials 60m hurdles, 1st high jump, 3rd long jump,
1st Norwich Union World Trials 100m hurdles and high jump
2008 – 3rd Norwich Union World Indoor Champs Trials 60m hurdles, 1st high jump
2009 – 1st Aviva World Championship Trials 100m hurdles and high jump
Major Championships Record
World Championships – 2009 1st
World Championships – 2007 4th
European Championships – 2006 8th
Commonwealth Games – 2006 3rd
Other noteworthy performances
2004 – 8th World Junior Championships heptathlon
2005 – 1st European Junior Championships heptathlon, 3rd World University Games heptathlon
2007 – 6th European Indoor Championships pentathlon, 1st European Cup heptathlon,
3rd European U23 Championships 100m hurdles
2009 – 1st Multistars, Desenzano del Garda 6587 points