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KELLY APONTE

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Senior
hometown
St. Augustine, Fla.
high school
St. Augustine

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Fourth-year member of the program who has been limited by injury throughout her career…enjoyed a standout career at St. Augustine High, highlighted by a pair of top-10 state cross country championship finishes.

2018-19

Cross Country & Indoor: Did not compete due to injury. Outdoor: Saw action in three outdoor meets…opened up with a 1500 at FAMU Relays…ran the 5000 at the FSU Relays and capped year with a 5000 PB (19:17.14) at the UNF Invitational.

2017-18

Cross Country: Competed unattached at the Big Bend Invitational before undergoing season-ending surgery. Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Made comeback at the FSU Relays in the 1500 (5:15.25)…also ran the 5000 at the North Florida Invitational.

 

2016-17

Cross Country: Competed in three meets before her season was cut short by illness…top finish came at FSU Invitational, where she was 57th overall (20:31.6) over 5k…also competed at Mountain Dew Invitational and Crimson Classic. Indoors: Did not compete. Outdoors: Lined up three times in the spring, competing exclusively in the 1500…top performance (5:02.68) came at FSU Relays.

Personal:

Earned St. John’s County Athlete of the Year in 2014, presented by the St. Augustine Record…won conference, district and region titles on the track…posted two top-10 3A state cross country finishes in high school, including runner-up performance in 2014 as a junior…member of the National Honor Society at St. Augustine High…presented the Cambridge University Outstanding Learner Award…served a senior class president…was a member of the weightlifting team for three years…majoring in public relations…served an internship at Nike in the summer of 2018…has a brother, Ryan, who ran at UNF…pursuing a double-major in public relations and sport management…born July 25, 1998.