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Amanda Ajdari
Amanda Ajdari

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

High School:
Hart HS

Height:
5-5

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Experience:
4V

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Graduated from Pepperdine in spring of 2011 holding school records in the 100m (12.47), 200m (25.56), 400m-hurdles (1:07.48), 4x100m relay (48.22), 4x200m relay (1:44.57) and 4x400m relay (4:01.49), and Stotsenberg Track records in the 200m (26.28), 4x100m (50.05), 4x400m (4:04.82), 800 sprint medley (1:52.11) ... Recorded new varsity records in the 4x100m and 4x200 relays in 2011 ... Posted time of 48.22 as the anchor at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Also ran anchor for the 4x200 squad that finished in 1:44.47 at the Northridge Relays ... Clocked what would have been a personal best 12.42 in the 100m at the Cal-Nevada Championships; however, her mark was deemed wind-aided.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2010: As a junior, posted a season best 100m time of 12.97 at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (4/9) and a top 400m mark of 1:01.83 at the season-opening UCSB Gaucho Roundup (2/20) ... Recorded respective times of 1:54.66 and 1:53.09 in the 4x200m and 800 sprint medley relays with Brittany Clark, Erica Gove and Bridgette Walker at the Northridge Invitational (3/13).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2009: Reset her own school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.56 at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational (4/4) and lowered the Stotsenberg Track record to 26.28 with a victory at the West Coast Track Challenge (2/28) ... Helped set varsity records as part of four relays: 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 800 sprint medley ... Ran anchor on the 4x100 and 4x400 relays that posted times of 49.33 and 4:01.49 ... Ran the third leg for the 4x200 relay that posted a record time of 1:45.99 and for the 800 sprint medley that finished its course in 1:52.11 ... Helped lead the 4x100 and 4x400 teams to victories at the WCTC with a mark of 50.37 and a new facility record time of 4:04.82 ... Ran the first leg for a 4x400 squad that placed second at the South Florida Open (3/6) ...Served as the team's fastest runner in the 100-meter dash (12.56) ... Runner-up in the 100 at the West Coast Track Challenge and placed third in this event as well as in the 200 at the UC Santa Barbara Gaucho Roundup (2/21).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2008: Set school records in five events: 100 and 200-meter dash, 400-meter hurdles and the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays ... Recorded fastest 100 time of 12.46 at USC ... Her top 400 hurdle time of 1:07.48 came at the UCSB Gaucho roundup and placed her third ... Posted her best 200 and relay times at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational ... Her 200 dash time was clocked at 25.74 ... Ran the anchor leg on both record setting relays that posted marks of 49.75 and 4:03.97 ... Teamed with Bridgette Walker, Brittany Clark and Grace Lanier on the 4x100 that placed second ... Partnered with Erica Deverian, Kristen Rowsey and Walker for the 4x400 that finished third at Pomona ... Won three events at Pepperdine's West Coast Track Challenge, taking first in the 100 hurdles (17.31), 400 hurdles (1:08.62) and the 4x100-meter relay (50.05) ... Placed second in the 100 at UCSB with a mark of 12.97.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from William S. Hart High School in 2007 where she was a three-year varsity letterwinner in the sprints and hurdles for head coach Darryl de la Vega ... Also ran for one year on the school's junior varsity squad ... Left holding school records in the 300-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash and the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays ... Honor Scholar ... Lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Daughter of Mehrdad and Sabrina Ajdari ... Sister of Kasra ... Chose Pepperdine for its "academic reputation, athletic opportunity, and living in Malibu for four years."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include laughing, dancing, shopping, napping and eating ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant (pro athlete) and the Los Angeles Lakers (pro sports team), American Youth (book), Love and Basketball and Zoolander (movie), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV show) and The Temptations and Queen (musical artists).

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