Bridgette Walker
Bridgette  Walker

Oak Harbor, Wash.

High School:
Oak Harbor HS





Connell Sets Three Track Records at UC Irvine

The Pepperdine junior set school records in the 200 and 400 meters and was part of a relay team that set a record.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Left Pepperdine as its varsity record holder in the 400m after recording a time of 57.63 at the UC Irvine Invitational ... Also has her name listed as a record holder with the 4x100m (48.22), 4x200m (1:44.57), 4x400m (4:01.49), 800m (1:52.11) and 1600m sprint medley relays (4:36.07) ... Helped Waves set new relay records in the 4x100m and 4x200m in 2011 as the lead runner ... Pepperdine recorded its new program record in the 4x200m at the Northridge Relays and 4x100 record at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Additional individual season bests included a time of 12.69 in the 100m and 26.12 in the 200m.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2010: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative for Community Service/Pepperdine Initiatives ... Team's fastest runner in the 100m and 200m, posting season-best times of 12.68 and 25.87 at the UC Irvine Invitational (3/20) ... Also led the team in the 400m with a mark of 58.88 (3/5 at South Florida Open) ... Ran anchor for Pepperdine's 4x200m relay and 800m sprint medley relay at the Cal State Northridge Invitational that posted respective times of 1:54.66 and 1:53.09.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2009: Set a school record time of 58.03 in the 400-meter dash at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/4) and recorded the team's four fastest times in this event ... Ran the first leg for the varsity record setting 4x100, 4x200, 800 and 1,600 sprint medley relays ... The 4x100 team's mark of 49.33 was recorded at the Trojan Invitational (3/21) ... The three remaining relay record times of 1:45.99, 1:52.11 and 4:36.07 were all posted at the Cal State Northridge Relays (3/14) ... Posted a season best of 12.90 in the 100-meter dash at the South Florida Open (3/6) and placed third in this event at Pepperdine's West Coast Track Challenge (2/28) ... Was the team's second fastest runner in the 200 to Amanda Ajdari, recording a season best mark of 25.69 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/4) ... Placed second in this race at the WCTC.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2008: Recorded four season bests at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and with the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays ... Finished the 100 in 12.90 and the 200 in the 26.22 ... Placed second with her 4x400 relay at Pomona-Pitzer with a mark of 4:03.97, and was third with the 4x100 relay in 49.75 ... Both relay times served as school records ... Set the 4x100 record as the lead runner followed by Brittany Clark, Grace Lanier and Amanda Ajdari ... Was joined by Erica Deverian, Kristen Rowsey and Ajdari on the 4x400 relay, on which she ran the third leg ... Won the 4x100 title with her teammates at the Pepperdine-based West Coast Track Challenge, finishing the course in 50.05.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oak Harbor High School with high honors in 2007 where she was a four-year letterwinner in the sprints for head coach Jay Turner ... Listed her career best marks as 59.4 in the 400-meter dash, 26.0 in the 200 and 12.8 in the 100 ... Three-time Oak Harbor Female MVP ... Won a league championship during her junior year ... Recipient of three all-district and all-league citations ... Made the all-state team as a freshman and qualified for states again as a sophomore ... Was a high school teammate of Wave distance runner Amanda Gordon ... Also lettered in soccer and was a two-time team MVP who helped lead her team to a 4A state championship in 2004 ... Received soccer team's sportsmanship award ... Served as student body president.

PERSONAL: Born in San Antonio, Texas ... Majoring in political science ... Daughter of Yolanda and Cedric Walker ... Father is a pilot in the Navy and her mom is a volleyball coach ... Both parents were student-athletes at Angelo State (Texas) University ... Has three siblings, Naomi, Cole and Cayden ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it has an excellent academic program and when I stepped foot on campus, I felt like I was home. The people are amazing!"

FAVORITES: Loves track because "it prepares you for life; what you put in is what you get out" ... Favorites include Carl Lewis (pro athlete), the San Antonio Spurs (professional team), The Prince (book), Dumb and Dumber (movie), Grey's Anatomy (TV show), Beyonce (musical artist) and oatmeal (food).

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