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Aneka Myles
Aneka Myles

Hometown:
Victorville, Calif.

High School:
Silverado HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Experience:
4V

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2011: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar ... Once again broke her program records in the shot put and discus ... Tossed the shot put 36 feet, 4.25 inches and launched the discus 117 feet, 2 inches at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Her record discus throw beat her previous mark by more than six feet.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2010: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Broke her own varsity record in the shot put with a toss of 35-9.00 at the Northridge Invitational (3/13) ... Recorded a distance of 34-11.25 the following week at UC Irvine (3/20) ... Posted a season-best discus throw of 108-11 at CSUN (3/13), missing her school record (111-1) by less than three inches.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2009: Set the school record in the shot put and discus and the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/4) ... Launched the shot put 10.77 meters (35-4) and discus 34.12 meters (111-11).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2008: Competed at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational where she threw the shot put 10.29m and the discus 31.71m.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors and in the top 10 of her class from Silverado (Calif.) High School in 2007, where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Phillip Dotson ... Competed in the shot put and discus with career best marks of 38' and 99'-3/4" ... Scholar Athlete ... All-Desert Sky League selection ... Placed as high as third at the league championships during her sophomore year ... Lettered in basketball and led the school to a CIF Championship in March of 2007 ... Associated Student Body member and lifetime member with the California Scholarship Federation.

PERSONAL: Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Guardian parents are Moses and Sharon Anderson ... Father is Sammy Knight ... Sister to Shianne, Samone and Savannah ... Studied abroad in Shanghai, China ... Chose Pepperdine because "it's a great school with Christian principals" ... Loves her sport because "you have to rely on yourself to bring home the win" ... Studied abroad in China.

FAVORITES: Lists shopping for shoes among her hobbies ... Favorites include Michael Jordan and Sammy Knight (pro athletes), The Los Angeles Lakers (pro team), To Kill A Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice (books), House Party (movie), Fresh Prince of Bel Air (TV Show), Beyonce, Usher and Kanye West (musical artists), Grandma's cooking (food) and basketball (sport besides track and field).

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