Events: Javelin (147-5)
2011 AAU Junior Olympics Silver Medalist (Javelin)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation's elite javelin prospects for the Class of 2012 ... Opened her senior season in 2012 by setting a personal record of 147 feet, 5 inches in winning the girl's javelin title in a meet held at Wyalusing Valley High School in Wyalusing, Pa. ... Threw a 2011 seasonal best of 142-6 to win the javelin competition at the AAU Area 9 National Qualifier and advance to the AAU Junior Olympics National Championships during the outdoor season ... Captured the silver medal in the young women's javelin at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships after throwing 138-5 in the meet held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans ... Wrapped up the 2011 outdoor season as the nation's No. 22-ranked javelin thrower among all classifications and the nation's No. 6-ranked performer among throwers in the Class of 2012 ... Threw 128-11 to earn seventh place in the girl's javelin at the 117th running of the Penn Relays Carnival during her junior season in 2011 ... Set a seasonal best of 134-5 during her sophomore season in 2010 to earn an eighth-place finish in the javelin at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships ... Finished as the PIAA District 4-2A Championships silver medalist in 2011 and bronze medalist in 2010 ... Is the Northeast Bradford High School record holder in the javelin with her PR of 142-6 ... Selected her team's Most Valuable Performer in 2010 and 2011 ... Has been honored as a Northern Tier League and all-region all-star in each of the last three seasons ... Also a standout on the basketball court, soccer field and softball diamond during her prep career at Northeast Bradford High School ... Ranks third on the school's all-time scoring list as a 1,000-point scorer on the hardwood ... Twice named her team's MVP and a four-time NTL and all-region all-star in basketball ... Played first base on her high school softball team as a former team MVP ... Helped lead her softball team to three-straight runner-up finishes in district competition ... Also guided the team to a third-place finish in the state tournament in 2010 ... Was a three-time NTL and all-region all-star selection in softball ... Also selected as a NTL and all-region all-star as the starting goalkeeper on the soccer field during her senior season.
Full name is Kelsey Lynn Carlsen ... Born on Oct. 1, 1993 ... Parents are Conrad and Rebecca Carlsen ... Has one older brother, Tory Carlsen, and one older sister, Kristin Shores ... A high honor roll student at Northeast Bradford Junior/Senior High School ... Has maintained a 97.4 percent cumulative grade-point average for her high school career ... Will major in environmental engineering at LSU.