Janay admits that she had a bit of a culture shock when she went to college at Colorado State after her high school career at Elison AFB in Alaska. Janay’s high school team would only compete in a handful of meets each year, sometimes as few as only two. She dabbled in many areas as her school’s top basketball scorer and even a cheerleader. During her freshman campaign at CSU, she says that she was mainly competing for the scholarship money, but did not love the sport. It was not until her sophomore year when she went to a meet at Cal Berkley and competed against Olympian Grace Upshaw that she not only realized she had a future in the sport, but also fell in love with the long jump. Fast forward to 2011, and DeLoach finally realized her dream to represent Team USA at the World Championships to finish sixth in the world. DeLoach met her future husband, Patrick Soukup, while both were competing for Colorado State’s track and field team. Janay has a bachelor’Âs degree in psychology and human development, and is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
2015 World Championship Finalist, 8th
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist
2012 Olympic Trials Runner-up
2012 World Indoor Silver Medalist
2011 USA Outdoor Runner-up
2-time USA Indoor Champion
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