Jessica Hull is a middle-distance runner who made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Unable to compete in both the 1500m and 5000m, Jessica dropped the 5000m from her program and showed remarkable improvement in the 1500m heats with a personal best time of 3:58.81 to set the national record. Jessica made the final and finished 11th in a time of 4:02.63.
At the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Jessica finished eighth (4:07.31) in the women’s 1500m event.
Hailing from Albion Park (City of Shellharbour), the NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder broke an 18-year-old Australian record in the 5000m by four seconds at the 2020 Herculis Diamond League in Monaco (finishing in 14:43:80). That same year she went on to become the first Australian woman to hold the 1500m (4:00.42), 3000m and 5000m (14:43.80) national records at the same time.
As a junior, Hull won multiple Australian Athletic Championships in both the 1500m and the 3000m, and went on to finish 7th in the 3000m at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.
In 2015, the Australian relocated to the USA to take up an athletics scholarship at the University of Oregon, where she earned seven All-American honours and was a four-time NCAA Champion.
Hull narrowly missed a place in the 1500m final at the IAAF 2019 World Championships in Doha – her major championship debut – after slashing a second off her personal best in what was, at the time, the fastest women’s 1500m semi-final in world championship history.