Allison Updike
blank Allison Updike
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Nesquehoning, Pa.

High School:
Tamaqua

Height:
5-7

Event:
Javelin

2012: Outdoor - : Finished one spot out of scoring at the NCAA Championships after taking ninth for Second Team All-American honors with a top effort of 158 feet, 8 inches...Advanced to the national finals after taking fourth in the javelin at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 157-7...Won her first league javelin title at the SEC Championships after launching her third throw 161-2...Remained consistent with a mark of 159-9 to be the second collegiate finisher (fourth overall) at the Triton Invitational...Moved to No. 5 on the all-time list after launching a personal-best mark of 167 feet to be the top collegiate finisher at the Spec Towns Invite...Named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive time after being the second collegiate finisher with a mark of 149-6 at the Florida Relays...Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after winning with a top throw of 152-6 at the Yellow Jacket Invite...Made her collegiate debut and won the javelin with an effort of 156 feet at the Georgia Relays.

2012: Indoor - : Did not compete for the Lady Bulldogs.

High School: Suffered a knee surgery during an early season practice that sidelined her as a senior...Finished eighth at the 2010 Junior World Championships in Moncton, Canada...Earned runner-up honors at the 2009 New Balance Nationals...Tied state record with a top effort of 167 feet, 2 inches, which is the sixth-best all-time performance in U.S. history... Set a new school record with a mark of 161-2...Junior National champion and PIAA AA state champion as a junior...Was fourth at the state meet as a freshman...Graduated third in her class and was a member of several academic honor societies...Also played soccer and basketball at Tamaqua.

Personal: Born October 16, 1992...Daughter of Ralph and Jackie Updike...Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

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