Jillian Forsey

Jillian Forsey

r-Jr. | 5-4 | Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador | Stephenville

2015 (Junior)

  • Redshirted

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA
  • USTFCCCA All-American
  • Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
  • Competed at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championship, with a top-10 finish
  • Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week (11/17)
  • First WVU runner to cross the line at four competitions
  • Placed 14th (20:17.9) overall in the 6k at the NCAA Cross Country Championship, where she earned her All-America status
  • Finished second overall, with a time of 20:18 (6k) at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, earning All-Mid-Atlantic region honors
  • Placed 12th (6k) at the Big 12 Championship in 20:54.9, earning All-Big 12 recognition
  • Finished 11th overall (6k) at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, helping WVU knock off 17 ranked teams
  • Crossed the line in fifth overall, with a 5k time of 16:58.69 at the Greater Louisville Classic

2013 (Freshman)

  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Named to All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team following a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
  • Ran a personal-best time of 20:53 at the regional meet, while being the third Mountaineer to cross the line
  • Finished in 25th place (21:34) in first appearance of her career at the Big 12 Championship in Waco, Texas
  • Competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championship, coming in 145th, with a time of 21:37.5
  • Claimed Silver medal while representing the Canadian National Team at the 2014 North American, Central and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championship in Trinidad and Tobago

High School

  • Ran at Stephenville High for coach Ray Will
  • Newfoundland Provincial Champion in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter run for six straight years
  • Member of Team Canada for the World Junior Cross Country Championships, where she placed 49th with a 6k time 20:40
  • Placed eighth at the 2013 4k NACAC Cross Country Championships
  • Finished first at the 2012 Canadian Cross Country Championships with a 5k time of 17:21
  • Won the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championship with a 5k time of 17:45
  • Finished second at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions
  • Named Newfoundland and Labrador Female Athlete of the year in 2012
  • Won the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run at the 2012 Nike High School Grand Prix
  • Ran for Team Canada and finished 13th at the NACAC Cross Country Championship
  • 3,000-meter Athletics Ontario Championships gold medalist in 2012
  • Finished 14th at the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships
  • Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run and seventh in the 1,500-meter run at the 2011 Canadian Youth National Championships
  • Finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Canadian Junior Championships
  • Bronze medalist in the 1,200-meter run and fourth in the 2,000-meter run at the 2010 Canadian Youth National Championships
  • Also a competitive cross country skier and was a member of the 2012 National Talent Squad that won a Bronze medal in the 5k freestyle at the 2011 Canadian National Championships


  • Daughter of Bill Forsey and Rosemary Ryan
  • Has one brother
  • Birthday is June 9
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
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