Jenn Ford

Jenn Ford, a distinguished alumna of Thomas Johnson High School, marked her athletic journey with resounding success. As a North Florida track standout, she won three NCAA Division II national titles and garnered five All-America selections. A pioneer at the University of North Florida, she was inducted into the university’s athletic Hall of Fame and two of the four school records she set in 2001 still stand over two decades later. Beyond college, Jenn continued her stride, conquering the Boston and New York Marathons with impressive 3:16 finishes. In 2016, she set a personal record of 8:16:45 in the JFK 50-miler, showcasing her endurance prowess. She was the first-place women’s finisher in nine of the 26 races, none shorter than marathon distance, in which she competed between 2013-2019. During her high school years, Jenn displayed exceptional talent, winning four state titles in distances ranging from 1,600 meters to cross country. In three of those state title performances, she posted the fastest overall time among all four classification performers. Beyond her own athletic feats, she has extended her passion by coaching middle school and high school track teams in Washington, and has mentored her son’s youth soccer team at her local YMCA in Virginia.

Jean Ford