Omaha Track & Field BIO
Stephanie Ahrens
Player Profile:
Stephanie Ahrens 1893341
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest

Personal Bests
Indoors
60 m hurdles:  8.87 at Summit League Indoor Championship, 2/26/16
High jump:  5-10 3/4 (1.80) at Holiday Inn Invitational, 1/17/15 (School Record)
Triple Jump:  36-09 1/4 (11.03) at K-State Winter Invitational, 12/13/14

Outdoors
100 m hurdles:  14.87 at Nebraska Invitational, 5/9/15
High jump:  5-11 1/4 (1.81) at Bryan Clay Invitational, 4/15/16

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Indoors, earned All-Summit League in both the high jump and the 60 meter hurdles…finished second in the high jump at the Summit League Championship with a jump of 5-05 ¾…placed in third in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.95…set a personal high in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.87 during the preliminaries of the Summit League Championship…had a season best high jump of 5-10 and a first-place finish at the SDSU Classic (Feb. 12)…placed in the top four in the high jump in each indoor competition, including first place finishes at the SDSU Classic (Feb. 12) and Jack Jennett Invitational (Jan. 30)...outdoors, was the Summit League champion in the high jump with a leap of 5-07, earning All-Summit honors (May 13)…became the first Omaha track & field athlete to qualify for NCAA championship competition in the Division I era as a result of the win…set a personal best and team season high in the high jump with a height of 5-11 ¼ at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 15), one of two PRs that season and also the top mark in the Summit League for the season…won the high jump in three meets and finished second in three others…also had a team season-best time of 14.99 in the 100 meter hurdles at the Long Beach Invitational (April 16).

2014-15 (Freshman)
Set the school’s indoor high jump record in her second collegiate meet with a mark of 5-10 ¾ at the Holiday Inn Invitational (Jan. 17)…took second in the high jump at the Summit League Championships with a jump of 5-07 ¼, earning her all-league recognition…also had UNO’s best time in the 60 meter hurdles with a PR of 9.13 in the preliminaries of the Summit League Championship (Feb. 27)…took fifth in the 60 meter hurdles at the Summit Championships with a time of 9.23 (Feb. 28)…in the triple jump, had a personal best leap of 36-09 ¼ at the K-State Winter Invitational (Dec. 13)…during the outdoor season, again had UNO’s best high jump mark with a personal best jump of 5-09 ¾ at the Dakota Duels (April 4)…finished third at the Summit League Championships in the event with a mark of 5-07 ¼, earning her all-league honors…also put up UNO’s best time in the 100 meter hurdles with a clocking of 14.87, a personal best, at the Nebraska Invitational (May 9)...became UNO's first NCAA track & field qualifier, competing in the NCAA West Preliminaries in the high jump...a member of the Summit League Academic Honor Roll.

Before UNO
Was a four-year letter winner in track & field at Lincoln Southwest High School...was a medalist in each year at the state championship...as a senior, helped the Silverhawks to the state championship by winning the 100 meter hurdles and finishing third in both the high jump and the triple jump...as of graduation, was the school's record holder in the high jump with a mark of 5-07 1/2...was the Lincoln Journal Star female track & field athlete of the year and honored as a member of Southwest's athletic hall of fame...finished in the top six in the high jump in the state championship in each year with a career-best second place medal as a junior.

Personal
Born June 18, 1996...daughter of Bob Ahrens and Joan Casey...has one brother, Paul...plays the piano and French horn and is a member of UNO's top orchestra...majoring in architectural engineering.

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