The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) reported today that Jessica Phillips accepted a 14-month sanction resulting from an out-of-competition drug test on April 25, 2016. The sanction is for use of an intravenous infusion greater than 50ml within a 6-hour period.
Intravenous infusions greater than 50ml within a 6-hour period are prohibited unless those received while admitted to a hospital, during surgical procedures or during clinical investigations. Any intravenous infusions received outside those exceptions require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
Even though Phillips’ use of an intravenous infusion was given under the care of a physician, it did not meet the requirements set forth by the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing. Phillips ineligibility began on April 25, 2016, the date of the test, and will run through June 25, 2017. All results subsequent to April 25, 2016, will be forfeited including Phillips’ 2nd place finish in the 75kg weight class at the 2016 National Championships held in May 2016.
Phillips competed at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games as part of CrossFit Bound. CrossFit Bound finished 25th. Phillips is also a member of the NPGL’s Phoenix Rise.