Women's Track



Stephanie Kalu
Stephanie  Kalu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Hills, Texas

High School:
Ursuline Academy

Last College:
Georgia Tech

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints


06/11/2015

4x100 Relay Makes History At NCAA Outdoor Championship

A total of five Mustangs competed on Friday in Eugene

06/08/2015

Six Mustangs To Compete In NCAA Championship

Cvitanovic, Marten, 4x100 relay headed to Eugene

05/30/2015

Six Mustangs Punch Tickets To NCAA Championship

Cvitanovic, Marten, 4x100 relay qualify for nationals

05/29/2015

Kalu Advances To 200-meter Finals At NCAA West Preliminary

Senior sprinter competed in two events on Friday

05/28/2015

Marten, Kalu Compete On Opening Day Of NCAA West Prelims

Kalu advances to 100-meter finals

HONORS
2015 Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American (4x100 relay)
2015 Outdoor NCAA Qualifier (4x100 relay, 20th)
2015 Outdoor NCAA West Regional Qualifier (100m, 200m, 4x100 relay)
2015 Outdoor All-AAC (100-meter, 2nd; 4x100 relay, 3rd)
2015 Indoor All-AAC (60-meter, 3rd)
2014 Outdoor NCAA West Regional Qualifier (100m)
2014 Outdoor All-AAC (100-meter, 1st)
2014 Indoor Second Team All-American (60-meter, 9th at NCAAs)
2014 Indoor All-AAC (60-meter, 1st; 200-meter, 2nd)
2013 Indoor All-CUSA (4x400 relay, 3rd)
2013 Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American (100-meter, 22nd at NCAAs)
2013 Outdoor NCAA Qualifier (100m, 22nd)
2013 Outdoor NCAA West Regional Qualifier (100m, 4x100 relay)
2013 Outdoor All-CUSA (100-meter, 3rd; 4x100 relay, 2nd)

Indoor PRs
60-meter: 7.28 (SR)
200-meter: 23.94

Outdoor PRs
100-meter: 11.33 (SR)
200-meter: 23.21 (SR)

2015 (Sr.): Indoor:
Won the bronze in the 60-meter dash (7.43) at The American Championship... Placed eighth in the 60-meter at the Tyson Invitational (7.38)... Won the 60-meter at the Houston Invitational (7.38)... Placed second in the 60-meter (7.36) and third in the 200-meter (24.21) at the Vanderbilt Invitational... Won the 60-meter at the Oklahoma Invitational (7.45)... Outdoor: Was a member of the 4x100 relay (Ehiemua, Washington, Scruggs) that finished 20th at the NCAA Outdoor Championship and earned Honorable Mention All-American honors... The relay was also the first 4x100 team to advance to NCAAs in SMU history... Ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay that finished 10th at the NCAA West Preliminary (44.71) and also placed 16th in the 100-meter and 18th in the 200-meter... Finished second in the 100-meter (11.57) and was a member of the bronze medal 4x100 Relay (Rachel Scruggs, Shahira Ehiemua, Craishia Washington), helping the team repeat as outdoor champions at The American Championship... Finished fourth in the 100-meter (11.34) and eighth in the 200-meter (23.57) at the Longhorn Invitational... Placed seventh in the 100-meter (11.52) and 17th in the 200-meter (23.87) at the Mt. SAC Relays... Placed second in the 100-meter dash (11.62) at the Baylor Invitational... Placed 22nd in 100-meter prelims (11.90) at the Texas Relays... Won the 100-meter (11.67) at the TCU Invitational.

2014 (Jr.): Indoor:
Placed ninth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.31 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Championship... Finished first in the 60-meter dash (7.31) and second in the 200-meter dash (23.94) as she helped SMU win the program's first indoor conference championship in school history at The American Championship... Placed first in the 60-meter dash at the Red Raider Invitational (7.29) and the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational (7.34)... Outdoor: Competed in the 100-meter at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing 19th (11.70)... Finished first in the 100-meter dash (11.53) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.91) as she helped SMU win the program's first outdoor conference championship in school history at The American Championship... Recorded personal-best and school-record times in both the 100-meter dash (11.15, 1st) and the 200-meter dash (23.21, 2nd) at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational.

2013 (So.): Indoor: Placed second in the 55-meter at the Texas Tech Masked Rider Invitational... Finished third in the 60-meter at the Howie Ryan Invitational, winning her first prelim with a season-best 7.37 mark (27th-best in the country)... Placed fourth at the Conference USA Championships in the 60-meter and third in the 4x400 relay... Outdoor: Part of a 4x100 relay team that won two events - TCU Invitational and the Bobcat Invitational... Won the 100-meter at the Baylor Quad Invitational and the North Texas Spring Classic... Set the what was the SMU record in the 100-meter (11.38) at the TCU Invitational... Finished third in the 100-meter at the C-USA Outdoor Championships and second in the 4x100 relay... Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary, qualifying for the NCAAs eighth in the 100m (11.33) and finishing 14 in the 4x100 relay (Rachel Scruggs, Craishia Washington, Isis Wilson) with a time of 45.00... Placed 22nd in the 100-meter at the NCAA Championships.

Transferred to SMU from Georgia Tech.

2012 (Fr.) (at Georgia Tech): Indoor: Earned a third-place finish in the 60-meter at the Kentucky Invitational... Placed second in the 60-meter at the Vulcan Invitational with a season-best 7.44 mark... Finished seventh in the ACC Championship in the 60-meter... Outdoor: Won the 100-meter dash at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational... Placed seventh in the 100-meter at the ACC Championships.

Prior to SMU: A four-year letterwinner under the direction of Larry Jackson at Ursuline Academy of Dallas ... Helped her team to four-straight TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) State Championships 5A (2008-2011) ... Had the fastest time out of Texas in her senior season in the 100-meter dash (11.55) ... Named the 2011 5A TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year ... Competed in the USA Junior Nationals in the 100m Dash earning a spot in the finals and a seventh place overall finish ... A USA Junior All-American ... Earned a fourth place finish at the same event in 2010 ... Three-time State Champion and record holder in 5A TAPPS 100m dash ... 2011 5A TAPPS 200m dash champion ... Placed first in every 100m and 200m race she competed in during her senior season.

Personal: Born Stephanie C. Kalu on May 8, 1993 in Dallas, Texas ... Parents are Patrick and Patricia ... Started running in the fifth grade ... Most memorable athletic achievements were setting the 5A TAPPS 100m dash record, becoming a USA Junior National All-American and Receiving the 5A TAPPS Female Athlete of the Year Award.

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