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Emily Kianka

High Jump
Position
Junior
Class
Pennington, NJ
Hometown
Hopewell Valley
High School

PR: HJ – 5[apos] 11′; Javelin- 95-8
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier: HJ ([apos]12)

2013 OUTDOOR
Had a PR of 95[apos]8′ in the javelin

2013 INDOOR
Had a season-best jump of 5[apos]7.25′ in the high jump
Placed 10th in the high jump at the ACC Championships

2012 OUTDOOR
Placed 23rd in the high jump at NCAA East Preliminaries
Finished fifth in the high jump at ACCs with a season-best mark of 1.76m (5[apos] 9.25′)
Won the high jump at the Virginia Swashbuckle

2012 INDOOR
Placed fourth in high jump at ACCs
Reached a season-best height of 1.70m (5[apos] 7′) at four different meets

2011 OUTDOOR
Finished fifth in high jump at ECACs
Reached a season-best height of 5[apos] 7.75′ in high jump, the fifth-highest mark in UVa freshmen outdoor history

2011 INDOOR
Placed sixth in high jump at ACCs
Won high jump at Liberty Kick Off

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time All-American in the high jump
Two-time national runner-up ([apos]09, [apos]10)
Two-time Eastern States Champion (`09, `10)
Finished fourth at Penn Relays in high jump (`09, `10)
Three-time NJ Meet of Champions high jump champion (I: [apos]09, `10; O: [apos]09)
Ranked No. 1 in New Jersey in high jump as a junior and senior
Ranked No. 1 in the United States indoors during 2010 season

Personal:
Daughter of Deborah and Jude Kianka
Has a brother, Kevin, 32
Coached by Aaron Oldfield and Ben Samara at Hopewell Valley

More about Emily:
Favorite TV channel: MTV
Favorite band: Jason Aldean
Favrite ice cram flavor: mint chocolate chip