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USC freshman Amalie Iuel is the 2014 Pac-12 Heptathlon Champion.
THIS YEAR: Junior All-American Amalie Iuel returns to compete in the heptathlon, 400m IH and the 4x400m relay for the Trojans. She ranks fourth on USC's all-time list in the 400m IH and the heptathlon and ran a leg on the 4x400m relay which set the school indoor and outdoor records.
2015: Iuel moved into fourth place on USC's all-time 400m IH list by running 55.92 to finish third at the Florida Relays on April 3. She went on to place second in the event at the Pac-12 Championships (56.06), as well as placing seventh in the 100m HH (14.11) and running on the conference champion 4x400m relay team which clocked 3:32.12. Iuel earned All-America honors in the 400m IH by placing seventh with a time of 56.99 at the NCAA Championships. She also earned All-America status with the 4x400m relay which was the NCAA runner-up with a time of 3:29.97. The quartet of Jaide Stepter, Iuel, Kendall Ellis and Vanessa Jones set the USC outdoor record in the event with a time of 3:27.86 at the NCAA West Regional on May 30...the previous school record of 3:28.08 was set in 1999. The same group also set the school indoor record in the 4x400m with a time of 3:29.63 to take third at the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 14...it was the 11th-fastest college women's 4x400m relay time ever. She competed in the 400m dash and had a PR of 53.38 at the MPSF Indoor Championships to place fifth. Iuel again competed in the heptathlon at the Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships and took third with a PR of 5,610 points to move into fourth place on USC's all-time list. During the season she set PRs in the 200m (23.96/+1.6), 800m (2:10.28), 100m HH (13.80/+0.3), 400m IH (55.92), long jump (19-1.50/5.83m/+1.9) and shot put (34-2.75/10.43m). During the summer she placed fifth in the 400m IH at the European U23 Championships with a Norwegian national U23 record of 56.36, just a few weeks after officially becoming a citizen of Norway. She then placed 26th in the 400m IH with a time of 56.59 at the World Championships on Aug. 23.
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: 5,610 400m IH: 55.92 200m: 23.96 800m; 2:10.28 100m HH: 13.80 Long Jump: 19-1.50 (5.83m) High Jump: 5-8 Javelin: 110-5 (33.67m) Shot: 34-2.75 (10.43m)