Jackie Ross- Mattox


Jackie Ross Mattox is a 10-time Big Sky Conference champion. Born in Kingstown, the capital city of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mattox attended UI during 1989-93. She is a three-time Big Sky champ in both the outdoor and indoor triple jump, a two-time winner in the indoor long jump, and also won titles in the outdoor long jump and heptathlon.

For her efforts, she was named the Big Sky’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year three consecutive seasons and was chosen to the conference’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s.

She set several schools records along the way and still holds the Vandal mark in the indoor and outdoor triple jumps, and formerly held her country’s outdoor triple jump mark.

Mattox became the first woman for St. Vincent and the Grenadines to compete in the Summer Olympics and finished 26th in the long jump in the 1988 Games. She also competed in two NCAA national indoor championships in the triple jump.

Mattox received the St. Vincent National Heritage Achievement Award in 1995 and was inducted into the UI Hall of Fame in 2014.

Mattox currently works as an RN nursing home Infection Preventionist at Regency Northpointe in Spokane. She and her husband, Troy, have four children Caleb, Jordan, Brandon, and Alexis.

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