SMU Records 12 Top-5 Finishes At The Open
Kalu Will Compete In The 60-Meter Dash
SMU Leads The Field Of 10 Teams With 44 Points Following Day One
The Classic Is Being Held In Ames, Iowa
2013 Track and Field (Jr.): Indoor: Placed second in the 5000-meter in the Texas Tech Masked Rider Open... Placed third in the 5000-meter in the Howie Ryan Invitational... Set a personal best at the SPIRE Invitational in the 5000-meter, crossing the line in 17:24.55 (ninth at SMU)... Outdoor:Placed third in the 5,000-meter at the Baylor Quad Invitational... Finished fourth in the 10,000-meter at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Mt. Sac Relays, where she finished in a personal-best time of 35:56.22 (fifth at SMU)... Placed ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the sixth-best time all-time at SMU.
2012 Track and Field (So.):Outdoor: Recorded a time of 5:05.75 in the 1500 meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational...Finished seventh in the 5000 meter run (18.37.08) at the Bobcat Classic.
Prior to SMU: Four-year lettter winner at Nolan Catholic... Holds the school record for 1600m (5:16) and 3200m (11:35)... Senior year earned multiple awards including: first team all-district, first team all-state, team MVP, won the State Bronze Medal in 1600m and 3200m and was named the school's Female Athlete of the Year... Junior year she was named first team all-district, first team all-state, Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team,Team MVP, was the state runner-up in cross country.
Personal: Daughter of George and Kimberly Keen... Has one sister, Alexandria... Anticipates majoring in applied physiology and sportmanagement... Member of the National Honor Society and earned Student Body Financial Chair, Physics Academic Excellence award, and Political Science Academic Excellence award during high school academic career... Also, played softball... Favorite non-track athlete is snowboarder Shawn White.