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2008 Women's Track & Field Roster

Liene Karsuma

CLASS
Fr/Fr
Hometown
Riga, Latvia (Riga?s Business College High School)
School
Mariam Kevkhishvili

CAREER VICTORIES: 5

 

PERSONAL RECORDS

INDOOR

High Jump: 1.85m/6-0.75, 2008 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

 

HONORS: SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team – 2008.

 

2008 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (5): (i) Arkansas Last Chance Qualifier high jump (1.85m/6-0.75); Iowa State Classic high jump – top collegian (1.80m/5-10.75); United Heritage Invitational high jump (1.78m/5-10); Tom Jones Memorial Classic high jump – top collegian (1.75m/5-8.75); Big Ten/SEC Challenge high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) … Best of 1.85m/6-0.75 (high jump) … Competed in seven meets (seven indoor) … Tied UF record and earned automatic entry into NCAA Indoor Championships in high jump with winning height of 1.85m/6-0.75 at Arkansas Last Chance Qualifier … Became just third woman in school history to clear six feet or higher … Placed fourth in high jump at SEC Championships (1.76m/5-9.25) … Broke her own UF freshman record with leap of 1.80m/5-10.75 to finish as top collegian at Iowa State Classic … The effort moved her into third on the school’s all-time indoor chart … Set UF freshman record and moved into fifth on the school’s all-time indoor list with first-place leap of 1.78m/5-10 at United Heritage Invitational … Mark was an NCAA provisional and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors … Top collegian and overall runner-up in high jump at Tom Jones Memorial Classic (1.75m/5-8.75) … Won high jump at Big Ten/SEC Challenge with jump of 1.75m/5-8.75 in Gator debut.

 

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 1.85m/6-0.75 (high jump) … Owns share of Latvian junior record in high jump … Finished second in high jump at both European Junior Championships and Latvian National Championships in 2007 … Won gold in high jump at 2007 Latvian Junior Championships, as well as Riga Junior Championships.

 

BEYOND THE STATS: Daughter of Andrejs and Laila Karsuma … Born Jan. 27, 1988 … Brother, Martins, played hockey for Providence Bruins of American Hockey League … Lists hobby as drawing.

 

MAJOR:  Social and Behavioral Sciences

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