UCLA Track & Field BIO
Philip Kostelnik
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Philip Kostelnik 1264245
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Canada, Calif.
High School: Loyola
Experience: 3 Years

2015– Participated in Occidental Invitational running the 800m in a time of 1:53.94 placing 46th…participated in the UCLA vs. USC duel in the 800m running 1:52.52 placing 4th…Arizona State Pac-12 vs. Big 10 Invitational 800m in a time of 1:54.54 placing 10th and the 4x400 running 3:11.86 placing 3rd.

… Indoor MPSF Track & Field Championships 800m running 1:52.34 placing 16th…UW Husky Classic running the 800m in a time of 1:53.45 placing 51st…Lumberjack Team Challenge participating in the DMR running 10:25.71 placing 2nd and 4x400 running 3:24.84 placing 3rd.

2014 - Competed in seven outdoor meets during his junior campaign … Ran the 800m and the 4x400m relay … Posted a season best 1:51.53 in the 800m at the Pac-12 Championships … Ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team that placed fourth in Pullman … Helped lead the 4x400m relay squad to victory over USC in the dual meet … Placed fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:53.33 to open the season against Washington State … Competed in five indoor meets … Ran a season indoor best of 1:53.86 at the UW Invitational … Ran a leg on the runner-up DMR squad at the MPSF Indoor Championships … Placed second in the 600m at the NAU Invitational with a time of 1:21.92.

2013 - Competed in seven meets as a sophomore … Placed fifth with a personal best time of 1:50.95 in the 800m against TCU/LSU … Finished fifth in the 800m against rival USC with a time of 1:54.45 … Ran a 4:02.73 in his only 1,500m race of the season.

2012 - Placed third in the 800m vs. USC (1:51.95) and against Tennessee (1:54.25) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country for Loyola HS ... Served as team captain his junior and senior year ... Member of two state champion cross country teams ('08/'10) ... Team won the Nike Track National championship in 2011 ... Ran on the 2011 4xmile New Balance national champion team ... Mission League champion in 800m and 4x400m ... Member of school record-breaking relays in the DMR and 4xmile ... Also helped set a Mt. SAC Relays DMR record ... Prep bests of 1:52.3 in the 800m, 4:13.26 in the 1600m and 9:14.57 in the 3200m.

Personal - Born December 19, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA ... Son of Bill and Monica Kostelnik ... Has one brother, James, who competes for Duke, and one sister, Claire ... Cousin Michael Stember is an Olympian and ran at Stanford ... Pre-Business/Economics major.
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