Leontia Kallenou
blank Leontia Kallenou
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Nicosia, Cyprus

High School:
Greek Private School Forum

Height:
5-11

Event:
High Jump

2014 NCAA Indoor Champion (high jump)
2014 NCAA Outdoor Champion (high jump)
2013 First Team Outdoor All-American
2014 SEC Indoor Champion
2014 SEC Outdoor Champion

2014: Outdoor - Cleared a career-best mark of 6 feet, 2 inches on her first try in the high jump to be the top collegiate finisher at the Spec Towns Invite, marking her first action since winning the 2014 NCAA indoor title...Cruised to another victory by clearing a personal best 6-3.25 at the Georgia Invite...Cleared all five of her attempts on the first try, including an SEC Championships meet record mark of 6-3.50, to win her first outdoor high jump title...Advanced to her second NCAA outdoor meet after clearing 5-11.25 at the NCAA East Prelims...Locked down her seventh consecutive top collegiate finish by winning the NCAA Championships thanks to a clearance of 6-2.25, which gives her two consecutive top-five finishes and two First Team All-America certificates at outdoor Nationals.

2014: Indoor - Went over the high jump bar at 6-1.50, giving herself four consecutive first attempt clearances, to clinch the national title in the high jump at the NCAA Championships...Set a meet record by jumping 6-2.75 to win a conference title in the high jump at the SEC Championships...Cleared 6 feet, 2 inches in the high jump to be the top collegiate finisher (second overall) at the Auburn Invite...Finished second at the Cherry & Silver Invite after reaching 6-0.75.

2013: Outdoor - Reached a personal-best high jump height of 6 feet, 1 ¼ inches on her second attempt to take fourth and earn First-Team All-American honors at the NCAA Championships...Cleared 5-11.25 at the NCAA Prelims to clinch a spot at her first NCAA Championships...Took 10th in the high jump at the SEC Championships with a height of 5-8.75...Hit a personal-best mark of 6 feet to take fifth in the high jump at the Spec Towns Invite...Earned runner-up honors at the Yellow Jacket Invite with a mark of 5-11.25.

2013: Indoor - Redshirted for the Lady Bulldogs.

High School: Won a Gold medal at the 2011 Common Wealth Games at Isle of Man, the Pancyprian Games in Cyprus and the Junior Athletics Pancyprian Games in Cyprus...Also had top finishes at the Pancyprian Spring Championship `Matseia', the Pancyprian Lyceum Student Games and the District Student Games...Personal-best mark of 6 feet in the high jump...Captured a Silver medal at both the 2011 European Youth Festival in Trabzon and at the 2011 Games of the Small States in Europe (Liechtenstein)...Earned the `Award of Antonis Papadopoulos'...Had a Bronze medal finish in the 2011 European Team Championships (Bruno Zauli) and at the National Indoor Athletics Meeting in Athens...Named the Best Female Athlete for Track & Field (under-19) by the Cyprus Sports Organization as a junior and senior (fifth best as a sophomore)...Earned distinction for the finals grades of her apolyerion.

Personal: Born October 5, 1994...Daughter of Georgios Kallenos and Anna Kallenou...Majoring in Consumer Economics.

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