Kelsey Ankoviak
Kelsey  Ankoviak

Wheat Ridge, Colo.

High School:
Wheat Ridge HS




PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Individual season bests included a 15.85 (100m hurdles), 1:09.07 (400m hurdles) and 1:10.89 (400m) ... Ran third leg of 4x400m relay that posted a mark of 4:18.33 at the North Florida Invitational ... Her 100m hurdle time of 15.85 was .01 seconds off from tying Summer Enalen's varsity record.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from Wheat Ridge High School where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Scott Chamberlain in the hurdles and long jump ... Best marks include a 14.58 in the 100m hurdles, 45.67 in the 300m hurdles and 18-8.5 in the long jump ... Part of a team that won three consecutive league and district championships from 2008 to 2010 ... As a senior, made the second team all-conference in the 100m and 300m hurdles and long jump ... Also placed fourth at the state meet in both hurdle races and in the pentathlon ... Named 2010 Senior Track Athlete of the Year ... As a junior, earned a spot on the all-conference first team for the 100m hurdles, second team in the 300m hurdles and was a honorable mention in the long jump ... Left school holding a pair of shuttle hurdle records (Jefferson County and Brighton Invitational) ... Lettered in softball and was part of a club that won three league and district titles (2007, 2009 and 2010) and back-to-back state crowns (2009 and 2010) ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Four-time recipient of the Gold Academic Medallion ... Named Senior English Student of the Year.

CLUB: Competed for the Crown Hill Track Club ... Heptathlon gold medalist at the 2009 Colorado Junior Olympics ... Runner up in the heptathlon at the 2009 and 2010 Region X Junior Olympics ... At the 2010 Colorado Junior Olympics, placed second in the heptathlon and third in the 100m hurdles.

PERSONAL: Born and raised in Wheat Ridge, Colo. ... Accounting major ... Daughter of Stan and Shayne Ankoviak ... Sister to Christopher ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for "the beautiful campus and opportunity to study abroad while participating in D1 track" ... Hobbies include snowboarding, wakeboarding, watching the Colorado Rockies and cliff jumping.

FAVORITES: Troy Tulowitzki (pro athlete) ... Colorado Rockies (pro team) ... Twilight Saga (books) ... Almost Famous (movie) ... Tosh.0 (TV show) ... 3oh!3 (musical artist) ... Chipotle (food) ... Baseball (sport besides running).

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