Sprints / Jumps
Year: Freshman
Hometown: South Orange, N.J.
High School: Columbia HS



2015 Outdoor: Competed in two competitions...placed 20th in the long jump at the Maryland Invitational...finished 10th in the 100m  (13.78) and 16th in the long jump (16’ 3”) at the Sam Howell Invitational.

2015 Indoor: Competed in two events...took 15th in the long jump (16’ 5.75”) at the Penn State Relays...nabbed a third-place finish in the long jump at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness (16’ 8.5”).

Before Maryland: Competed for four seasons at Columbia HS in Maplewood, N.J... Coach was Lisa Morgan... Also competed for the Jaguar Track Club in Maplewood... Member of sprint medley team that won junior nationals... Pre-Maryland PRs - 100m (12.54), 200m (26.58 indoors, 26.05 outdoors), 400m (59.83 indoors, 1:01.34 outdoors), 55m (7.28), 55 hurdles (8.40), long jump (17-10.25 indoors, 18-9.25 outdoors), triple jump (37-5 outdoors).

Personal: Daughter of Patricia and Ronald Ballew... Has an older brother, Bryce... Lists her mother as her non-sports heroine...Came to Maryland because of the campus, coach and the people... Favorite pregame meal is oatmeal... Would cast Carey Washington in a movie about her life.

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