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Emily Kianka
Emily  Kianka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pennington, NJ

High School:
Hopewell Valley

Event:
High Jump


08/07/2014

Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

PR: HJ - 5' 11"; Javelin- 95-8
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier: HJ ('12)

2013 OUTDOOR
• Had a PR of 95'8" in the javelin

2013 INDOOR
• Had a season-best jump of 5'7.25" 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' 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' 7") at four different meets

2011 OUTDOOR
• Finished fifth in high jump at ECACs
• Reached a season-best height of 5' 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 ('09, '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: '09, `10; O: '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

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