Jenelle McCalla
Jenelle McCalla


Whitby, Ont., Canada

High School:
Father Leo J. Austin





Fifty Huskie Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors


Mitchell Leads Huskies at MAC Track & Field Championships

Senior Accounts for Eight Points in Three Events Saturday


School Heptathlon Record Falls at MAC Championships

Mitchell, Burr Advance to Finals


Jenelle McCalla Recognized by University Honors Program

McCalla earns inaugural University Honors Outstanding Student-Athlete Award


Northern Illinois Outduels Regional Rivals at Huskie Open

NIU takes nine event titles at home meet

2012-13: Indoor- Competed in all six of NIU's regular season meets... Set a new personal record in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.99 in the prelims of the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15), where she eventually finished fifth... Took fourth in the 60 hurdles at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/19) with a finals time of 9.04... Posted a season-best 59.71 clip in the 400 meters at the Indiana Relays (1/26)... Earned a 10th place finish in the 300 meters at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7).Outdoor- Ran in all seven meets NIU competed, primarily competing in the 400 hurdles and the 4x400 relay... Contributed in NIU's top two 4x400 relay times on the season as the team's first leg... Helped NIU win the 4x400 relay at the Huskie Open (4/20)... Recorded a season-best 400 hurdles time of 1:03.12 at the MAC Championships (5/10)... Notched a second place finish in the 400 hurdles at the West Chester Last Chance Qualifier (4/26), along with third place showings at the Huskie Open (4/20) and the Chicagoland Championships (4/6).

2011-12: Indoor- Ran the second leg of NIU's school record-setting 4x400 relay at the Iowa State Classic (2/11), locking in at 3:47.74... Ran the fastest 600 yards time of the indoor season for the Huskies with a 1:25.02 clip... Took five top five finishes at four different meets... Highest finish was a second-place showing in the 600 yards at the Iowa State Classic (2/10)... Set PRs in the 400 meters (58.30), 600 yards (1:25.02) and 600 meters (1:38.92)... Earned Academic All-MAC recognition with a 4.0 GPA. Outdoor- Ran in seven meets during the outdoor season, competing primarily in the 400 hurdles... Also spent time on NIU's second 4x400 relay team... Registered a season-best time of 1:03.29 at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/17) to take fifth place... Posted a season-best second place showing at the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28), crossing the finish line with a 1:03.77 mark... Finished in third place at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14)... Qualified for the Texas Relays (3/29), Kansas Relays (4/20) and MAC Championships (5/11) in the 400 hurdles.

2010-11: Indoor-Ran a personal-best time of 1.00.18 in the 400-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic (2/10) ... raced to a time of 9.08 in the 60-meter dash at the Eastern Illinois Invite (12/11), placing sixth ... earned a second-place finish at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/18) in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.24 ... assisted in the distance medley relay that recorded a time of 12:35.34 at the Iowa State Classic (2/10) to finish 13th... recorded a time of 1.01.65 in the 400-meter dash at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/25). Outdoor-Placed 1st in the 400-meter hurdles at the Point Loma Nazarene Invitational (3/12) with a new personal-best race time of 1:03.60 ... took 4th in the 100-meter hurdles clocking a new personal-best of 14.85 ... placed first in the 400-meter hurdles at the Viking Olympics (3/26) with a time of 1:06.31 ... contributed to the 4x400 meter relay team's first place finish clocking in at 4:03.15 ... took a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Tom Botts Invitational (4/09/11) clocking in at 1:03.99 ... assisted in the 4x400-meter relay clocking in at 3:58.11 with a fifth-place finish ... placed 18th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time 1.03.87 at the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays (4/16) ... contributed to the first-place finish of the 4x400-meter relay team with a time of 3.58.08 at the Huskie Open (4/23) ... earned eighth-place in the 400-meter hurdles at the MAC Championships with a time of 1:03.66 (5/14)... named to the Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-MAC Team with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

2009-10: Indoor- Raced to a personal-best performance in the 400-meters at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:00.78 ... raced to a first-place finish (1:41.89) in the 600-meters at the Tadd Metzger Invitational ... ran a season-best time of 1:30.18 in the 600-meters at the Iowa State Classic ... finished the 800-meter run at the Ball State Quadrangular in a personal-best time of 2:26.83. Outdoor- Set a personal-best at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/14) in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.76 finishing seventh... was a part of the eighth-placed 4x400-meter relay team at the MAC Outdoor Championships that ran a time of 3:49.78... ran a leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that ran a time of 9:28.28 at the Drake Invite (5/23) to finish 13th.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field ... named her team's most valuable runner her freshman and sophomore years ... member of the all-conference first team as a freshman ... holds the OTFA Under 17 record in the 50m hurdles at 7.53 and the Royal Canadian Legion under-15 record in the 300m hurdles at 43.73 ... graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA while being an Ontario Scholar and a member of the honor roll from 2005-2009.

Personal: Daughter of Esther and Raphael McCalla ... Enjoys playing the piano and writing poetry ... Majoring in psychology ... Born March 31, 1991.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Hurdles 8.99 2/15/2013 100 Hurdles 16.10 3/12/2011
300 Meters 42.25 12/7/2012 400 Hurdles 1:01.76 5/14/2010
400 Meters 58.30 2/24/2012
600 Yards 1:25.02 2/10/2012
600 Meters 1:38.92 1/21/2012
800 Meters 2:26.83 2/19/2010
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