About me


Name: Selina L. von Jackowski
Date of birth: December 10, 1997
Place of birth: Berlin
Hometown: Basel
Occupation: PhD student at the Faculty of Economics, University of Basel
Sport: Track and Field
Events: Hurdles (60mH, 100mH), sprint
Club: LC Zurich
Favorite food: sushi, pizza, Nutella
Favorite song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Favorite film: There are too many
Hobbies: traveling, baking, riding motorcycles, going to the movies, catamaran sailing
Three words that describe me: ambitious, disciplined, open-minded

On the track

I started track and field at the age of 7 at the SCC Berlin track club. At that time, I did many events, ranging from 50m sprint to 5k cross-country races. In 2008, my family and I moved to Switzerland and I joined my current club, LAS Old Boys Basel, in 2009. In 2011, my former coach discovered my talent for hurdles and I won my first Swiss championship title in the 80m sprint U16 category the following year. 2017 was my breakthrough year. My times significantly improved and I took part in my first international competitions. 2017 was also the year I celebrated the greatest success of my career so far: I was part of the Swiss gold-medal winning women’s 4x100m relay at the 29th Summer University Games in Taipei (Switzerland 4x100m relay: Del Ponte, Kora, Halbheer, von Jackowski). In 2018, I qualified for the European Championships in Berlin. Unfortunately, I could not yet realize my dream of competing at a senior championship that year. A fall during practice caused a cruciate ligament and meniscus tear in my left knee. What followed was a surgery and nine months of rehab. I had a successful comeback in 2019 and almost ran as fast as before the injury. I competed in the European Indoor Championships in Torun in 2021. In 2023 I represented Switzerland for the second time at the 31st Summer University Games, this time in Chengdu.

Off the track

Variation in my daily routine is extremely important to me. After graduating from high school in 2015, I decided to continue my athletic and academic career in the United States. I committed to the University at Buffalo where I was able to balance school and sports. I was a full-time student at the School of Management and a full-time athlete for the university's D1 track and field team. Four years in the U.S. eventually turned into five. In addition to earning my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude), I also received my Master of Science in Finance (3.82 / 4.00) in Buffalo. Since Spring 2021, I have been doing my doctorate at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel.


My Successes and Awards


  • Swiss Championships Outdoor 2. Place 100mH
  • Swiss Championships Indoor 3. Place 60mH
  • 3. Place 60mH und 100mH, Swiss Championships Indoor and Outdoor
  • 2. Place 100mH, Swiss Championships Outdoor
  • 2. Place 100mH, Swiss Championships Outdoor
  • Canton record holder Basel-Stadt 100mH, Leichtathletik Verband b. Basel (13.16 seconds)
  • 2. Place 100mH, Swiss Championships Outdoor
  • 2. Place Long jump, Swiss Championships Outdoor


  • Participation 100mH, 31st Summer University Games Chengdu (CHN)
  • 6th place 4x100m, 31st Summer University Games Chengdu (CHN)
  • Participation 60mH, European Championships Indoor Torun (POL)
  • Participation 100mH und 4x100m, U23 European Championships Gävle (SWE)
  • Qualification 100mH, European Championships Outdoor Berlin (GER)
  • 1. Place 4x100m Relay Women, 29th Summer University Games Taipei (TWN)
  • Participation 100mH, 29th Summer University Games Taipei (TWN)
  • Participation 100mH, U23 European Championships Bydgoszcz (POL)
  • Qualification Long jump, U23 European Championships Bydgoszcz (POL)


  • Record holder 60mH, University at Buffalo (8.37 seconds)
  • 2. Place 60mH, Mid-American Conference Championships Indoor
  • 2. Place 60mH und 100mH, Mid-American Conference Championships Indoor and Outdoor
  • Record holder 100mH, University at Buffalo (13.16 seconds)
  • 2. Place 100mH, Mid-American Conference Championships Outdoor

Personal bests

  • 60mH Indoor: 8.18 seconds (2021, 2022)
  • 100mH Outdoor: 13.16 seconds (2018)


  • Female Athlete of the Year 2023, SG Walldorf Astoria
  • All-Academic Individual Honor 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)
  • MAC Women's All-Conference First Team Indoor 2020, Mid-American Conference
  • Most Outstanding Female Track and Field Athlete Indoor and Outdoor 2018, University at Buffalo
  • MAC Women's All-Conference Second Team Indoor and Outdoor 2018, Mid-American Conference
  • Female Athlete of the Year 2017 and 2018, LAS Old Boys Basel Track and Field Club
  • MAC Women's All-Conference Second Team Outdoor 2017, Mid-American Conference
  • Most Improved Female Track and Field Athlete Indoor and Outdoor 2017, University at Buffalo



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