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Ka'Lynn Jupiter
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Ka'Lynn Jupiter 1278737
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Donaldsonville, La.
High School: Donaldsonville HS
Major: Pre-Humanities & Soc. Science
Born: 01/12/1995

Events: 60H (8.59), 100H (14.07), 200M (IN: 24.60; OUT: 24.49w), 400M (IN: 55.70), 400H (56.63)

2016
Emerged as one of the NCAA's leading performers in the 400-meter hurdles with her performance in 2016 ... An NCAA semifinalist in the event for the first time at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon ... Placed 13th nationally after running 57.61 seconds in her semifinal heat at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Advanced to the national semifinals with a personal-best run of 56.63 for 11th place in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Ended the season ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the 400 hurdles ... Also ran 57.97 in the first round of NCAA qualifying at Hodges Stadium ... Scored four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking 57.48 in the prelims and 57.66 in the conference final ... Opened the outdoor season by placing third in the event at the Hurricane Twilight with a time of 57.98 ... Finished seventh at both the Battle on the Bayou (59.86) and LSU Invitational (58.01) and eighth at the Texas Invitational (58.53) ... Ran an all-conditions career-best time of 24.49 (+3.7) in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Mostly competed in the 200 meters during the indoor season ... Sprinted to a seasonal-best time of 24.69 at the Razorback Invitational ... Also ran an indoor seasonal best of 56.20 in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 200 meters at both the Bayou Bengal Invitational (25.20) and LSU High Performance Meet (25.06) ... Ran the 200 meters at the Power Five Conference Clash and New Mexico Collegiate Classic.

2015
An SEC finalist in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time in her collegiate career … Scored two points for the Lady Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Clocked a personal-best time of 58.55 seconds in the conference final … Actually ran back-to-back personal bests at the SEC Championships with a qualifying time of 58.67 for sixth place in the semifinal round … Qualified to run the 400 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her collegiate career … Finished in 26th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims after running 59.23 in the meet held in Jacksonville, Florida … Opened the outdoor season by running 1 minute, 0.32 seconds to win the 400 hurdles at the Louisiana Classics meet in Lafayette … Finished runner-up at the Battle on the Bayou (59.56) and fourth at the LSU Alumni Gold (59.41) in meets held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Placed seventh in the 400 hurdles at the Texas Relays (59.25), Jim Click Shootout (59.86) and LSU Invitational (59.29) … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles and 200-meter and 400-meter dashes during the indoor season … Ran both the 200 meters and 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Finished in 30th place in the 200 meters (24.99) and 35th place in the 400 meters (56.68) at the SEC Indoor Championships … Posted an indoor personal best of 24.60 in a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at the LSU High Performance Meet … Won the unseeded section of the 400 meters at the New Mexico Classic with an indoor PR of 55.70 … Also ran the 400 meters at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (58.26) and Razorback Invitational (56.69) … Ran a seasonal-best time of 8.73 in the prelim before taking second place in the 60 hurdles at the LSU High Performance Meet … Ran 8.74 for seventh place at the LSU Twilight meet.

2014
A letterwinner indoors and outdoors in her debut season with the Lady Tigers in 2014 … Competed in the 400-meter hurdles during the outdoor season … Earned a 14th-place finish with a time of 1:01.89 in the qualifying round of the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran a seasonal-best time of 1:01.49 in a fourth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the LSU Invitational … Earned back-to-back sixth-place finishes in the 400 hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou (1:02.31) and Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:02.84) … Also lined up in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold as she ran 1:02.03 for 10th place in the “B” section … Competed in both the 60 hurdles and 200 meters during the indoor season … Finished in 16th place in the qualifying round of the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.61 … Clocked an indoor personal best of 8.59 in a runner-up finish in the B section of the 60 hurdles at the New Mexico Team Invitational … Placed seventh in the 60 hurdles at the LSU Twilight (8.78) and Texas A&M Triangular (8.81) … Also ran the 60 hurdles at the Aggie Invitational (8.80) and Tyson Invitational (8.89) during the indoor season … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 25.36 in a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Ran the 200 meters at five meets in her first indoor season as a Lady Tiger.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with the Lady Tigers as one of the nation’s premier intermediate hurdlers in the Class of 2013 … Was a finalist in both the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles in the 17-18 age group at the 2013 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Earned a sixth-place finish in the final of the 400 hurdles after running a personal record of 1:00.97 in the semifinal round … Set back-to-back PRs of 14.22 (+0.9) in the first round and 14.07 (-0.9) in the semifinal round before running 14.11 (+0.5) for seventh place in the final of the 100 hurdles … Ended her prep career as a 10-time Louisiana Class 2A and Class 3A state champion during her prep career at Donaldsonville High School … Ran high school seasonal bests of 14.43 in the 100-meter hurdles and 42.63 in the 300-meter hurdles during her senior season at Donaldsonville High School … PR of 42.63 in the 300 hurdles was the No. 16-ranked performance nationally by a member of the Class of 2013 … Also ran a wind-legal best of 14.13 in the 100 hurdles in the Class 3A state final at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … Led Donaldsonville High School to the Class 3A team championship in her final state meet appearance as a high school senior … Captured three individual state championships in the 100 hurdles (14.13w), 300 hurdles (42.63) and triple jump (36-4 ½) en route to claiming Class 3A Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet honors … Set a new Class 3A and composite state meet record in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2013 LHSAA Outdoor State Championships by running a personal best of 42.63 in the Class 3A state final … Anchored Donaldsonville High School to the Class 3A state silver medal in the 4x400-meter relay in 2013 … Followed her performance at the Class 3A state meet by being selected as the Baton Rouge Track & Field Athlete of the Year by NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune … Broke 43 seconds in the 300 hurdles for the first time in her prep career by earning a third-place finish at the prestigious Mobile Challenge of Champions with a run of 42.82 … Crowned the LHSAA Division 2 indoor state champion in the 55-meter hurdles during her senior season … Clocked a personal best of 8.31 in the preliminary round of the 55 hurdles at the 2013 LHSAA Division 2 Indoor State Championships … Also won a pair of LHSAA Division 2 indoor state silver medals in the 400 meters (59.02) and triple jump (35-11 ¼) in her final indoor state championship with the team at Donaldsonville High School … Swept Class 3A state titles in the 100 hurdles (14.73) and 300 hurdles (44.56) and won the Class 3A silver medal as the state runner-up in the triple jump (36-5) during her junior season outdoors in 2012 … Also won the Division 2 indoor state championship in the 55 hurdles (8.77) as a junior in 2012 … Won a trio of Class 2A outdoor state championships during her sophomore season in 2011 with wins in the 100 hurdles (15.27), 300 hurdles (44.93) and triple jump (36-6 ½) at the LHSAA Class 2A Outdoor State Championships … Was a five-time Region 3-3A and District 7-3A champion during her junior and senior seasons … Also won a pair of Region 2-2A titles during her sophomore season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ka’Lynn Alexus Jupiter … Born on Jan. 12, 1995 … Parents are Natalie Williams and Donald Henry, Sr. … Has four younger siblings named Kiyah Delaney, Kyle Delaney, Taylor Henry and Donald Henry, Jr. … Also has a son named Khy … Graduated with honors from Donaldsonville High School as part of the Class of 2013 … Ranked No. 8 in her graduating class … Majoring in pre-humanities and social science.

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