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Jaye Buchbinder
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Chadwick School
Major: Engineering
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Career Bests (thru 2015 indoors):

• 800 Meters: 2:11.05
• 1,500: 4:50.57
• Mile: 4:54.39c
• Two Mile: 10:41.16c
• 1,000: 2:53.24

2015 Season

• Did not compete

2014 Season:

• Did not compete.


• Through the first three meets of the season, was undefeated in each of her heats.
• Ran the best times of her collegiate career, including 2:12.29 in the 800 at the Husky Classic on Feb. 15.
• Placed 16th in the 800 at the MPSF Championships (2:15.98).
• Ran the 1,000 in 2:53.24 at the UW Indoor Preview.

2013 Season:

• Competed in three meets, doubling in the Big Meet and Stanford Invitational.
• Was seventh in the 800 and ninth in the 1,500 (season best 4:50.57) at the Big Meet.
• Ran season best 800 of 2:22.38 at the Stanford Invitational.
• Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.


• Placed 24th in the 800 at the MPSF Championships, in a season best 2:20.65.
• Also competed in the UW Preview, running the 800 and 4x800.

2012 Season:

• Did not compete.


• Did not compete.

Cross Country:

• Raced in three meets each in 2012 and in 2013, and one meet in 2014.

High School:

• A two-time CIF-Southern Section Division IV track champion
• Won the 2011 3,200-meter title in 2011 and 1,600 title in 2010
• Finished second individually in the Division V race at the 2009 state cross country championships after winning the CIF-Southern Section meet
• Followed with a fourth-place state finish in 2010
• A three-time league MVP, twice in cross country and once in track
• A four-time All-Prep League selection
• Set eight school records, including a 4:52.69 in the 1,600 and 10:37.46 in the 3,200
• Team captured the 2009 state cross-country championship
• A three-time CIF-Southern Section team champion
• Played varsity water polo before transitioning to running
• Captained both her cross country and track teams for two years


• Daughter of Gregg and Madson Buchbinder.
• Her father played water polo at Princeton University, while her mother reached the Olympic trials in the marathon.
• Has an older brother, Kurt.
• Has designed her own major in engineering.