Track & Field



    Kelsie Ahbe  
    Kelsie Ahbe

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Uniontown, Ohio

    High School:
    Green

    Event:
    Pole Vault


    2013-14 (SENIOR) : Indoor: Won the Big Ten Indoor Championship in the pole vault with a season-best mark of 4.20m (13-9.25). Outdoor: Set an IU school record at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a jump of 4.40m (14-5.25) to finish in second-place and earn First Team All-America honors...won the Border Battle meet with a facility record of 4.32m (14-2)...won the Billy Hayes Invitational with a jump of 4.35m (14-3.25)...finished in second-place at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the pole vault.

    REDSHIRT (2012-13):Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

    2011-12 (JUNIOR): Indoor: Took third at the Big Ten Championships with a clearance of 4.18m (13-8.5) ... cleared 4.21m (13-9.75) at the Meyo Invitational for the win and her best mark of the season. Outdoor: Cleared a season-best 4.25m (13-11.25) at the Texas Relays ... took third at the Big Ten Championships, clearing 4.16m (13-7.75) ... cleared 4.05m (13-3.5) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round for 13th, just one spot out of advancing to the NCAA Championships.

    2011 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Took second at Big Tens, clearing 4.05m (13-3.5) for All-Big Ten honors ... cleared a season-best 4.11m (13-5.75) at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational. Outdoor: Took sixth at the NCAA Championships, clearing 4.30m (14-1.25) to tie for fourth and move into second on IU's all-time list as second 14-foot vaulter in IU history ... took second at Big Tens to teammate Vera Neuenswander, clearing 4.26m (13-11.75) for All-Big Ten laurels ... took second at Penn Relays, bettering the previous meet record with a clearance of 4.25m (13-11.25) ... clocked a career best of 12.85 in the 100m at the Polytan Invitational ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Took sixth at Big Tens, scoring four points for the Hoosiers ... cleared 3.95m (12-11.5) at Big Tens, third-best all-time at IU. Outdoor: Earned her way into the NCAA East Preliminaries by becoming the third woman in IU history over four meters and 13 feet in the pole vault ... cleared 4.06m (13-3.75) at the Penn Relays to take second in the women's college section ... advanced through the regional with a clearance of 4.00m (13-1.5) ... cleared 4.10m (13-5.5) for 14th at the NCAA Championships, moving into third all-time at Indiana ... took second at Big Tens with a clearance of 4.00m, claiming All-Big Ten Honors ... took second at the USA Championships in the junior pole vault, claiming a spot on Team USA at the IAAF Jr. World Championships ... took seventh at worlds, clearing 3.95m (12-11.5). Prep: Won two state titles in the pole vault for Dan Gourley at Green ... took league, district and regional championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... holds the Ohio state meet record in the pole vault (12'4) ... holds school records in the pole vault and 800m ... earned Academic All-Ohio honors, the Scholar Athlete Award, the Mark Crogan Award and the Ms. Bulldog Award ... first team all-league and all-district in soccer ... led her soccer team to a regional title and two district titles ... competed in swimming and club gymnastics ... class vice president and a member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Brad and Susan Ahbe ... has two brothers, named Bradley and Austin, and a sister, named Lindsey ... born July 6, 1991 ... nursing major.


       

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