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Kelsey Sheppard
Kelsey Sheppard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Lake Wash.

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
09/11/1979

Experience:
3V

Major:
Arts & Sciences

2000-01: Was the Huskies’ most accomplished hurdler for the second-consecutive season ... reached the finals of the 400m hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships, but was disqualified ... won 10 of 17 outdoor competitions during the regular season, and placed lower than third just once ... career-best 100m hurdles mark of 14.13, set in a victory at the Oregon Dual, is the eighth-best in school history ... also ranks in the top 10 in the 400m hurdles, with a best mark of 58.29 that is fourth-fastest all-time ... ran season-best 400m hurdles mark of 58.75 in the prelims at the Drake Relays ... placed seventh in the next day’s finals, in 59.74 ... swept the hurdles events at three competitions: the Washington Preview, the UC Davis Quad and the Oregon Dual ... also notched victories at the Ohio Quad (400m hurdles), the Ken Foreman Invitational (100m hurdles), the Stanford Invitational (400m hurdles) and the WSU Dual (400m hurdles) ... also ran on Washington’s 4x400m relay squad, posting a season-best mark of 3:45.65 at the Salzman Invitational ... indoors, placed fifth at the conference championship meet in the 400m dash in 55.73 seconds ... top indoor 400m mark of 55.72 fell short of career-best of 55.38 in 2000 ... earned a pair of victories indoors, taking the 400m at the Idaho Scoring meet, and the 60m hurdles at the Air Force Classic ... was Washington’s top indoor competitor in both hurdles events, recording career-bests of 8.15 for the 55m hurdles and 8.73 for the 60m hurdles ... also competed at 55m, 60m, 200m and on the 4x400m relay during the indoor season, ranking among the team’s top-five in each. 1999-2000: Placed 20th in the 400m hurdles in NCAA Championships debut, running 59.51 ... was the Huskies’ top hurdler ... placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 59.10 ... ran 58.29 for 400m hurdles in a second-place finish at the Brigham Young Tri-Meet, the fourth-fastest time in school history ... won five of 12 100m hurdles races in 2000 ... placed 13th in the 100m hurdles at the Pac-10s ... clocked her season-best 100m hurdles time of 14.23 to place second at the BYU Tri-Meet ... was also the Huskies’ best 400m runner, notching a hand-timed mark of 54.6 at the Brutus Hamilton Invite ... ran a leg of the Huskies’ 4x400 team that placed third at the Pac-10s (3:40.81) ... earned second team Academic All-Pac-10 honors ... led the Huskies during the indoor season in the 400m and both hurdles events ... posted a career-best indoor 400m mark of 55.38 in a victory at the Vandal Invitational ... tied for first at the McDonald’s Scoring meet with a season-best 8.26-second mark in the 55m hurdles ... posted top mark of 8.90 for the 60m hurdles at the Collegiate Quadrangular in College Park, Penn. ... ran the second leg of Washington’s championship 4x400m relay squad at the Vandal Invitational and the Collegiate Quadrangular. 1998-99: Just a freshman, ran Pac-10 qualifiying marks in the 100m- and 400m hurdles ... placed 16th in the 100m hurdles in 14.61 at the Pac-10 Championships ... was the 11th finisher in the 400m hurdles conference meet, crossing the line in 1:03.47 ... posted top 400m hurdles mark of 1:01.72 at the San Diego State Quad ... ran as fast at 14.56 in the 100m hurdles, placing second to NCAA competitor Keisha Griffis at the Washington Outdoor Classic ... also ranked among the Huskies’ top-three competitors in the 400m dash with a season-best mark of 55.45 in a third-place finish at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, Ore ... during the indoor season, competed in the 400m dash and both hurdles events ... was Washington’s second-ranked 400m competitor, running 56.34 in the preliminary heats of the MPSF Championships ... 56.39 in the finals to earn a fifth-place conference finish ... placed seventh at the MPSF meet in the 55m hurdles, with a season-best mark of 8.27 ... top 60m hurdles mark of 9.06 seconds earned third at the Jerry Martin Invtational ... also ran a leg of Washington’s 4x400m relay squad that took first in 3:44.00 at the Moscow McDonald’s Scoring Invitational ... competed once in the distance medley relay, helping team to a third-place finish at the New York Sports Museum Collegiate Invitational.

High School and Personal:Born Sept. 11, 1979 ... parents are Linda and Kenneth ... has an older brother, Kyle ... the three-time state champion in the 300m hurdles ... also earned a 100m hurdles state title as a senior ... placed eighth in the 100m hurdles at the 1997 state meet ... captained Lake Washington to a fourth-place state finish her senior year ... helped 4x100m and 4x200m relay squads to fourth and second, respectively, at the state championships her junior season ... led team to consecutive KingCo titles in 1997-98 ... earned KingCo championships in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays in 1996 ... was voted MVP as a senior, Most Inspirational and Most Improved her junior season ... earned a letter in each of her three years at Lake Washington ... a National Merit Letter of Commendation winner for academic achievement ... was given the Marines’ Distinguished Athlete award and named as a Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee.

UW Career Bests
400m........ 54.6h
100m hurdles....... 14.13
400m hurdles....... 58.29
55m (indoor)....... 7.35
60m (indoor)....... 7.86
200m (indoor)...... 25.31
400m (indoor)....... 55.38
55m hurdles (indoor)....... 8.15
60m hurdles (indoor)....... 8.73

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