USC freshman Amalie Iuel is the 2014 Pac-12 Heptathlon Champion.
THIS SEASON: Sophomore Amalie Iuel was one of the most pleasant surprises on the Trojans last season, winning the Pac-12 heptathlon title and advancing to the NCAA Championships in the 400m IH. She ranks seventh in the heptathlon and ninth in the 400m IH on USC's all-time top 10 lists.
2014: Iuel won the Pac-12 heptathlon by posting an 800m PR of 2:12.43 to win the final event by more than 2.5 seconds to earn 929 points and easily make up the 86 points she trailed by entering the final event. Iuel finished the two-day competition (May 10-11) with 5,378 points to become the first Trojan woman to win the event since Nicole Haynes in 1996 and her point total moved her into seventh place on USC's all-time list. Iuel was the first freshman to win the conference heptathlon since Jackie Johnson of ASU in 2004. It was only the second heptathlon ever for Iuel, who scored 4,877 points in her first attempt to place second at the Aztec Invitational on March 27-28. Iuel also excelled in the 400m IH race, placing second at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 4 with a time of 58.70. She bettered that with a time of 58.10 to move into ninth place on USC's all-time list and grab the final advancing spot at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on May 30. She had a time of 59.74 to place 18th at the NCAA Championships on June 11 to earn All-America honorable mention. Competed indoors in the 400m and had a PR of 56.52 to place 10th at the Cherry & Silver Invite on January 25.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the International School of Bangkok in 2013. Had bests of 61.4 in the 400m HH, 56.1 in the 400m dash and 5-8 in the high jump.
PERSONAL: Amalie was born on April 17, 1994 in Denmark...Her parents are Lars Christian and Tinna and she has four siblings, Sophie, Christopher, Maja and Victor...Her hobbies include playing the guitar and singing...Her favorite food is sushi...Would like to visit Peru, China and Australia someday...She has not yet declared a major at USC...Has volunteered for Operation Smile and Traffic Jam.
CAREER BESTS: Heptathlon: 5,378 400m IH: 58.10 200m: 24.43 800m; 2:12.43 100m HH: 14.36 Long Jump: 18-10.50 (5.75m) High Jump: 5-8 Javelin: 110-5 (33.67m) Shot: 31-0.00 (9.45m)