Jill Salmon Morse
A 1998 Crater graduate, Jill was an active student athlete. While at Crater she participated in cross country three years, track and field for four years and women’s basketball for three years. Four times she was awarded the Best Cross-Country Award and three times the Top Female Runner Track Award. In 1998, her senior year, she received the Crater Athlete of the Year award and was named a Junior Olympic Cross-Country All-American. She placed 4th in the hurdles at the 1998 State Track and Field meet and was a State participant four consecutive years. Jill still holds the school record in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
Jill began her college career at Portland State University, competing for two Years in Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track. She then transferred to Western Oregon University. While attending Western Oregon University, Jill was a two-time Division II Nationals Track Participant. In 2002 she was named a Division II Track All-American, placing 8th in the steeple chase. In 2002 she was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Conference (GNAC) Cross Country Team by finishing in 8th place and was the GNAC Conference Champion in the steeple chase. Also, in 2003 she was recognized as an All-Conference Academic Student Athlete and was the GNAC Conference Runner-Up in the steeple chase. Jill received a Bachelor of Science degree Liberal Arts from Western Oregon University in 2003.
Currently Jill and husband Ezra and their two children, Zoe 15 and Griffin 12 live in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada. She works as an Administrative Assistant for East Island Web, Inc. (family technology business) and is a volunteer coach. Jill states “I have an appreciation for all my coaches, fellow athletes, parents and the community that I had the privilege to grow up in while living in Central Point.”