UCLA Track & Field BIO
Ava Kent
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Ava Kent 1264261
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
High School: Orange Lutheran
Experience: 3 Years

2015– UCLA vs. USC ran the 1500 and placed 2nd and ran a time of 4:36.09 while contributing points for the Bruin teams…Rafer / JJK Collegiate Invitational competed in the 800 running 2:17.80…CSUN Invitational competed in the 800 placing 6th while running 2:25.34 and the 1500 placing 6th and running 4:45.76

… Indoor: New Mexico Team Invitational ran the 800 placed 10th with a time of 2:21.63

2014 - Started her junior season with a big showing at the NAU Invitational, winning the 1,000m with a time of 3:01.89 and placing second in her first 800m race for the Bruins with a 2:17.93 … Ran a lifetime best of 4:27.47 in the 1,500m at the WSU Dual to place second … Achieved a lifetime best in the mile at the UW Husky Classic with a time of 4:55.67 … Finished the 800m in another lifetime best of 2:15.32 at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational.

2013 – Competed at eight meets as a sophomore … Ran a career-best 4:34.22 to finish eighth at the SDSU Aztec Invitational … Ran on the distance medley relay that placed fourth at the Texas Relays … Ran on the 4x400m relay at the UW Invitational for her only indoor appearance of the season.

2012 - Placed 21st in the 1500m at the Oxy Invite (4:45.73) ... Was sixth in the steeple vs. USC (11:48.28) ... Was 17th in the 1500 at the RJ/JJK Invite (4:56.7) ... Finished fifth in the steeple vs. Tennessee (11:57.15) .. Ran 10:23.40 in the 3000m at the Northridge Invite ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in track and cross country at Orange Lutheran HS ... 2011 XC team captain ... Two-time all-county honoree and four-time all-league honoree in track ... 2011 Trinity League cross country champion and CIF qualifier ... 2010 CA State meet qualifier ... Track MVP ... 2009 3200m league champion ... Cross country won a CA State Div. III championship and were two-time runner-ups ... Prep bests of 2:19 in 800m, 4:56 in 1600m and 11:14 in 3200m.

Personal - Born July 27, 1993 in Fountain Valley, CA ... Daughter of Nigel and Michelle Kent ... Has one brother and sister, Christian and Nicole ... Biology major.
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