Event: Javelin (145-2)
An NCAA Championships qualifier in her rookie season with the Lady Tigers while competing in the javelin at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ended the season with a 48th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds while throwing 129 feet, 3 inches in the first flight … Earned a spot in the javelin final in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers with a series-best throw of 139-0 for ninth place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted a personal best of 145-2 in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Relays … Opened the outdoor season by throwing 140-2 for fourth place at the Louisiana Classics … Threw 141-8 for seventh place in the B section at the Texas Relays … Earned a third-place finish at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with her mark of 132-4 … Also threw the javelin at the Battle on the Bayou (133-3) and Penn Relays (126-4) … Did not compete during the indoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s elite javelin prospects for the Class of 2012 … Threw a personal record 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 2011 outdoor season … Captured the silver medal in the young women’s javelin at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships after throwing 138-5 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 … Was 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 … 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 … Ranked 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 … 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 … 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 … Majoring in environmental engineering.