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  Kelly Walker
  • Sophomore
  • Palm Coast, Fla.

Has three career Top 10 finishes (best of eighth two times), a 5k cross country best time of 19:23.14 and a 6k personal best of 22:17.45.

2000 XC: Appeared in six meets with three Top 10 finishes... Finished 40th with a time of 22:17.45 at the NCAA South Region Championships... Was the third Florida finisher and 23rd overall finisher at the Southeastern Conference Championship with a time of 22:25.85... Posted a time of 19:18.00 at the Furman Invitational, earning her fourth on the team and 49th overall... Registered a ninth-place finish in her first 6k race at the Gator Invitational with a time of 23:02.64... Posted time of 19:23.14 at the Tennessee Invitational for an eighth-place finish... Finished eighth with a time of 19:31.67 in the Nike Twi-Light Invitational in the first collegiate race of her career.

Prep: Turned in a personal-best time of 18:03 for three miles at the 1999 Florida state cross country meet... Performed well at the 1999 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:59... 2000 state champion in the 3200 meters while leading her high school team to fourth-place finishes in the state in 1999 and 2000... Daytona Beach News Journal Runner of the Year in 1998 and 1999 as well as the 2000 Female Athlete of the Year... Holds school records in the 1600, 3200, two miles, three miles, five kilometers and the 4x800 relay.

Personal: Born August 2, 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky... One of two daughters of Donnie and Carol Walker... Has a sister, Erin... Also competed in gymnastics... Broke her ankle while attempting a Tsukahara vault and had it repaired with two screws...Was the valedictorian of her senior class and voted most likely to succeed and best all-around.

Major: Recreation Program Delivery


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