Izzy Connell
Izzy  Connell


Campbell, Calif.

High School:
The Harker School





Outdoor Track Gets off to Good Start at Westmont

Two school records were lowered and Gabrielle Ellis won the 100 meters.


Outdoor Track Season Starts Saturday at Westmont

The Waves will be competing against host Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.


Waves Get Indoor Track Season Underway at NAU

The women's indoor track team next competes at Washington on January 27-28.


Track Season Ends With Two More School Records

The Waves concluded the 2016 season by setting a total of 12 school records.


Blanchard Adds to Track's School-Record Haul at Pomona-Pitzer

Nick Blanchard set the 11th school record of the season for the Waves.


Track at UCI Spring Break Invitational (3/19/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action on the second day of competition at UC Irvine.


Track at Westmont (2/20/2016)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' first outdoor meet of the season against Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.


Track at Ben Brown Invitational (3/15/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted event.


Track at Westmont (2/22/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season opening meet vs. Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Was named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2016 (JR): Set four school records (100, 200, 400 and 4x400) ... Broke an 8-year-old record in the 100, first in 12.33 seconds (2/20 at Westmont) and later in 12.13 seconds (4/2 at UCLA) ... Broke a 7-year-old record in the 200 a total of four times, the best coming in 24.49 seconds at the Beach Invitational (4/16) ... Only ran the 400 once but broke a 5-year-old school record with a time of 57.61 seconds at UC Irvine (3/19) ... Top 100 finishes were first out of 14 at Westmont (2/2) and third out of 72 at Pomona-Pitzer (3/9) ... Top 200 finish was third out of 22 at UC Irvine (3/19) ... Helped break the 4x400 relay record four times.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR TRACK 2016 (JR): Ran at both meets during the program's inaugural season ... Established the program's top times in the 60 meters (7.82) and 200 meters (25.36), both on 1/22 at Northern Arizona.

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2015 (SO): Studied abroad as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE OUTDOOR TRACK 2014 (FR): Competed at four meets ... Had the team's fastest 100 and 200 meter times of the season ... Her 25.92 in the 200 (Riverside CC, 3/8) put her at #4 on the Waves' all-time top-five list ... Her 12.70 in the 100 (UC Irvine, 3/21) put her at #5 on the school's all-time top-five list ... Was also part of the squad's fastest 4x100-meter relay team of the season ... At the Westmont three-team meet (2/22), finished second in the 100 and third in the 200.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Harker School, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and one year of varsity cross country ... Qualified for the Central Coast Section finals all four years ... Set school records in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters ... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman school award winner.

CLUB: Ran with both the UMOJA Track Club and the LSI Track Club ... Set a state record and won the North American final in the 800 meters at the Hershey's Track and Field Championships in 2007 ... Took fourth place in the 800 meters at the 2005 Junior Olympics and fifth place in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Maria Connell and Michael Miller ... Plans to major in psychology and business ... Spent her sophomore year studying abroad in Florence, Italy ... Is a third-degree black belt in karate ... Attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics and watched some of the track and field events ... Chose to attend Pepperdine "simply for the great education, the great athletics and the great views."

FAVORITES: Enjoys learning new piano pieces, walking her two dogs and listening to music ... Favorites include Sanya Richards Ross (pro athlete), The Great Gatsby (book), The Lion King (movie), Reba (TV show), country (type of music), ice cream (food) and football (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the competition of each race. the drive through every practice and the grind through all the workouts, all for that one race that lasts 12 seconds."

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