Modern Road & Track Competitor
After taking up track cycling at the age of 16 in Redmond, Washington, Jennie won Match Sprint and Individual Pursuit titles at the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships. She competed for the U.S. in the Match Sprint at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Reed dominated the U.S. National Track Championships from 2005 to 2007 winning championships in Match Sprints, Keirin, Team and Match Sprints, 500 meter Time Trial and Team Pursuit.
In 2008 she became the first American woman to win the world championship in Keirin Racing in which track cyclists sprint for victory following a speed-controlled start behind a motorized pacer. She finished 7th the Match Sprint at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and won a silver medal in the 3-woman Team Pursuit over 3 kilometers at the 2012 London Olympics.
Jennie competed in 13 World Championships, 11 consecutively. She won 25 World Cup medals between the Sprint events (Sprint & Keirin) as well as the endurance events (Scratch & Team Pursuit). Jennie is the only U.S. track cyclist to successfully transition from a sprint athlete (winning the World Championships in the Keirin) to becoming a silver medal-winning endurance track athlete in the Team Pursuit at the 2012 London Olympics and at the 2011 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.