- Kelly Kenzik
- Ormond Beach, Fla. (Father Lopez)
5,000m: 19:02.55 – 2006 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 19:17.16 – 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete for Florida in 2006-07.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in four meets (three indoor, one outdoor)…Best of 19:02.55 in
5,000m…In only outdoor race, finished 11th at Diet Pepsi Classic after crossing finish line in 19:17.16 in
5,000m…Opened collegiate career with clocking of 19:13.87 to finish sixth in 5,000m at Florida Intercollegiate…Turned in fifth-place time of 19:02.55 at Gator Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: High school coach was Brad Ridenour…Named News Journal Volusia Country
Female Athlete of the Year in 2004…A Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee…Also played basketball
and tennis…Reached state tournament in doubles in 2004…Basketball team went to state Final Four in
2004…Honored as her class salutatorian.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 16, 1986…Daughter of Raymond and Mary Lou Kenzik…Has two brothers, Eric and Luke…Eric plays basketball for U.S. Air Force Academy…2005 graduate of Father Lopez High School…Admires Jim Maclaren because after he lost a leg in an accident he proceeded to run a 3:16 marathon and a 10:42 triathlon and despite now being confined to a wheelchair, maintains a positive attitude and a generous heart…Also considered Colorado and Elon...Chose Florida because it is strong academically and has great school spirit.
MAJOR: Health Education and Behavior