Jamie Cheever

Jamie Cheever

Athlete – Class of 2005

Jamie Cheever is one of the most accomplished athletes ever to walk the halls of Southwest High. She earned 11 letters in five sports as a Laker: Soccer, Hockey, Track, Cross Country and Nordic Skiing. She was a part of 9 conference champions in four sports as well as two section championship teams. In track, where she has become a national presence, she was part of seven conference and four section champion relay teams, as well as a seven time conference and five time individual section champ. She was the state runner up in the 1600, and as of her graduation, had the 4th fastest time in state history. She earned All State honors in Track (3 times), Cross Country (twice) and Nordic Skiing and was nominated for the All-State team in Soccer. She currently holds two individual SW track records (800 and 1600) and well as being part of the 4 x 800 relay record team. She was SW's Athena Award winner in 2005.

Jamie earned a scholarship to the University of Minnesota where she earned nine varsity letters in three sports - track, soccer and cross country. She was part of 6 Big Ten team champions as a Gopher. She started as a freshman on the soccer team and was a captain and All American in Cross Country (and as of 2007 had the 2nd fastest ever time), but achieved her greatest accomplishments with the Gopher Track Team. She is a four time letter winner in track and a two time All-American. Jamie's relay teams are current Gopher record holders in both the distance medley relay and 4 x 800 relay. She has the 2nd fastest U of M times in both the 800 and the 300 Steeplechase. She was Academic All-Big Ten seven times in her various sports and made several Academic All Region and All American Teams. Jamie earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2009.

After college, Jamie has continued to thrive in national and international track competitions in the steeplechase. Just weeks ago, SW fans had a chance to watch her compete on NBC in the U.S. National Outdoor Track Championships where she qualified for finals. She is the fifth all time fastest American in the 300 steeplechase, was an alternate on Team USA for the 2013 World Outdoor Championships and has her sights set on making the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

Jamie currently lives in the State of Washington, where she focuses her training for the world stage. After her running career, Jamie wants to work with the prevention of sexual violence, with a focus on prevention strategies with sports teams. Jamie's parents, Michael and Tammi, live in Minneapolis, along with her grandparents, Synda and Herb. Her brother Dylan was also an athlete at Southwest.