Jussi Heikkila
Jussi Heikkila

Hometown:
Virrat, Finland

High School:
Virtain Lukio

Height:
5-11

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Year (I/O):
R-Sr./R-Sr.


Adds depth to the intermediate hurdles corps and expected to also contribute to the 4x400m relay.

2006: Concentrated on the 400m during the indoor season ... ran times of 49.36 at the Tyson Invitational and a 49.58 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... switched to his hurdle specialty during the outdoor season ... ran a 54.24 as a season-opener at the Weems Baskin Invitational ... began dropping times, eventually running a season-best 52.21 at the Orange & Purple Classic ... was an alternate on USC's 4x400m relay at the NCAA Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Virtain Lukio High School in Virrat, Finland, in 2002 ... coached by his father, Matti ... also competed in ice hockey and volleyball in addition to running track.

PERSONAL: Jussi Sakari Heikkila was born March 21, 1983 ... parents are Matti and Tuula Heikkila ... pursuing a degree in finance.