Jessie had a breakout season during the 2011 track season, running new PR's in the 1500 and 5K. She trained well this summer and has high expectations for continued improvement during cross country. She was the No. 10 runner on the team for most of the 2010 cross country season.
Hartman had a great deal of experience in high school from her 12 seasons of varsity cross country and track and field at a competitive AAA high school level. She holds 14 varsity letters from Westfield High School: cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, Tri-Athlete and 3.5 Athlete.
Jessie was a member of the three-time state championship 4x800 relay team, a two-time regional qualifier in the open 800, a four-time member of the regional cross country team, and team captain for four seasons in high school. She was awarded the Coach's Award and Team MVP Award her senior year. Jessie competed in four meets during her first cross country season with the Gamecocks but wasn't able to compete during the indoor track season due to injury. She came back to race the 800 and 1500 during the 2010 spring season.
When she's not running, Jessie likes to spend time with friends and family, swim, and cook. Jessie chose the University of South Carolina over James Madison University, East Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.