Perez Ties For First In Shot Put; Scruggs, Washington Set Personal Bests In 400m
High School: 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.