AS A SENIOR IN 2015
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/9) ... Shattered her own school record in the 3000 steeplechase by over 10 full seconds during UCSD's home opener, the All-UC Championships (3/7), timing 11:03.84 to win the event and achieve an NCAA provisional qualifier.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Team captain ... Lowered her own school record in the 3000 steeplechase at the Cal-Nevada Championships (4/5) with a time of 11:14.13 ... This mark improved her personal-best and earned her an NCAA provisional qualifying mark ... Competed in the 3000 steeplechase for the Tritons at the CCAA Championships (5/3) where she placed fifth ... Also competed in the 1500 meters with her season-best time of 4:53.75 coming at the Triton Invitational (4/26).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Ran the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:59.07 at the Mangrum Invitational ... Broke school record in the 3000 steeplechase at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, finishing in 11:18.92 ... Finished seventh at the CCAA Championships in the steeple with a time of 11:57.96.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Turned in a 15th-place showing in the 3000 steeplechase at the CCAA Championships, finishing with a time of 12:15.63 ... Ran season-best 11:50.46 in the steeple during the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, placing ninth ... Clocked a season-best performance in the 1500 at the UCSD Triton Invitational, where she finished 27th in 5:07.51.
A 2011 graduate Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta ... Competed in both cross country and track and field ... Led the Falcons to a Pacific League championship in each of her four years with the program (2008-11) ... CVHS went on to finish ninth at the CIF Southern Section Division I finals in 2010 ... Was a first-team all-league performer as a sophomore, junior and senior (2009-11) ... Recorded personal bests of 17:48 in the three-mile, 2:24 in the 800, 5:08 in the 1600 and 11:22 in the 3200.
Born Jan. 28, 1993 in La Crescenta ... Parents are Ronald and Dixie Kakebeen ... Has an older brother named Courtney ... Biochemistry/chemistry major and philosophy minor at Muir College ... Hobbies include photography, skateboarding and music ... Fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and Los Angeles Lakers ... Jenny Barringer Simpson is her favorite athlete ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is her favorite movie ... Listens to The Temptations ... Loves pineapple ... Her parents and her brother are some of her biggest influences ... Can play the harmonica.