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Izzy Connell
Izzy Connell

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Campbell, Calif.

High School:
The Harker School

Height:
5-3

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

03/22/2014

Track Teams Wrap Up UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational

Pepperdine has run at five meets this season and will next be in action on Saturday at Cal Poly.

03/15/2014

Track Continues Strong Spring Season at Ben Brown Invitational

Lindsay Sheaffer broke her own school record in the 800 and Tori Occhipinti just missed the record in the 100 hurdles.

03/09/2014

Three Second-Place Finishes for Track in Riverside

Lindsay Sheaffer, Elle Lemco and Nick Blanchard lead the Waves.

02/22/2014

Sheaffer Sets 800-Meter Record in First Track Meet of Season

The Waves' second meet is at the Savannah State Relays in Georgia next weekend.

03/31/2014

Track at Ben Brown Invitational (3/15/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves at the Cal State Fullerton-hosted event.

03/31/2014

Track at Westmont (2/22/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves' season opening meet vs. Westmont and UC Santa Barbara.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Was named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at four meets as a freshman ... Had the team's fastest 100 and 200 meter times of the season ... Her 25.92 in the 200 (Riverside CC, 3/8) put her at #4 on the Waves' all-time top-five list ... Her 12.70 in the 100 (UC Irvine, 3/21) put her at #5 on the school's all-time top-five list ... Was also part of the squad's fastest 4x100-meter relay team of the season ... At the Westmont three-team meet (2/22), finished second in the 100 and third in the 200.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Harker School, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and one year of varsity cross country ... Qualified for the Central Coast Section finals all four years ... Set school records in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters ... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman school award winner.

CLUB: Ran with both the UMOJA Track Club and the LSI Track Club ... Set a state record and won the North American final in the 800 meters at the Hershey's Track and Field Championships in 2007 ... Took fourth place in the 800 meters at the 2005 Junior Olympics and fifth place in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Maria Connell and Michael Miller ... Plans to major in psychology and business ... Is a third-degree black belt in karate ... Attended the 2000 Sydney Olympics and watched some of the track and field events ... Chose to attend Pepperdine "simply for the great education, the great athletics and the great views."

FAVORITES: Enjoys learning new piano pieces, walking her two dogs and listening to music ... Favorites include Sanya Richards Ross (pro athlete), The Great Gatsby (book), The Lion King (movie), Reba (TV show), country (type of music), ice cream (food) and football (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "the competition of each race. the drive through every practice and the grind through all the workouts, all for that one race that lasts 12 seconds."

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