Track & Field Travels To Western Oregon For John Knight Twilight
Track & Field In Salem For Willamette Invite Saturday
Track & Field Opens Outdoor At Willamette; Sends Pair To Last Chance
Almen Leads Beavers At Husky Classic; Clears 5' 10'' In High Jump
More Firsts On Tap For Track & Field At Husky Classic
WESTVIEW HS: Earned four varsity letters as a high jumper and hurdler for coaches Robert Casteel, Jim Vella and Ana Dillard ... Finished 10th in 6A state finals in the high jump in 2010 and ninth in 2011 ... Also came in 13th at nationals in 2010 ... Served as a two-time team captain ... Personal bests include 19.94 in the 100m hurdles, 48.79 in the 300m hurdles, 5'3" in the high jump and 28'9.75 in the triple jump ... Also earned two letters in cheerleading for coach Melissa Hoekert ... Cheer team won a state title in 2011 and finishing second in 2010 ... Also came in seventh at nationals in 2007.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Susan Kendrick and Brad Bird ... Has a twin sister, Kayla, who attends OSU, and a younger brother, Jacob ... Father is a civil engineer and mother works for the Oregon Department of Agriculture... Both parents attended Oregon State ... Grandfather, Robert Cooke, played football and ran track and North Carolina State University in the 1950's ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Westview Scholar ... Engineering Career Pathway ... Architectural Department Award ... Lists OSU alum and Olympic gold medalist Dick Fosbury as her favorite athlete growing up ... Describes qualifying for junior Olympic nationals in 2010 and competing in Sacramento as her biggest athletic thrill to date ... Chose Oregon State because of her major and "it has a great campus atmosphere and student body."