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Kerry O'Bric

Kerry  O'Bric


Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Edison H.S.




2000: After suffering through sundry injuries throughout career, reached first NCAA Championships during the outdoor season ... Broke own school record for the fifth time and earned all-America honors there with a sixth-place total of 5,464 points in the heptathlon ... Finished third at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with 5,428 points ... Placed sixth in the pentathlon at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with 3,865 points ... In doing so, broke own school record in the pentathlon set at previous season?s conference meet ... Cleared 5-3 3/4 in the high jump at the Dr Pepper Invitational ... Finished second on the team in the long jump with a 19-foot mark at the Aggie All-Comers Meet ... Also finished second on the team in the shot put, marking 41-10 1/2 at the Dr Pepper Invitational to place fifth.

1999: During indoor season, finished sixth at the Big 12 meet in the pentathlon with 3,715 points ... Clocked a 1:33.81 in the 600 yards ... Top time in the 55-meter hurdles was 8.52 seconds ... Finished sixth at Virginia Tech with a 60-meter hurdles time of 9.28 ... Top high jump mark was 5-3 3/4 ... Best long jump came at Virginia Tech where she finished eighth with a 19-2 1/2 mark ... Took sixth in the shot put at Virginia Tech with a season-best 41-10 3/4 ... During the outdoor season, finished eighth at Texas Relays with 5,210 points in the heptathlon, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA meet ... Also took eighth at the Big 12 meet and at Texas A&M ... Cleared 5-5 1/4 in the high jump at the Dr Pepper Invitational ... Threw the javelin 134-9 at Texas A&M ... Best long jump mark of the season was 19-9 at UTA Open ... Finished 10th at the Florida Relays in the shot put with a throw of 41-8.

1998: During the indoor season, set a season best in the long jump with a leap of 19-0.25 at the ISU Invitational where she finished seventh ... High jumped a season best 5-3 3/4 at the Holiday Inn Classic in Reno, Nev. where she finished sixth ... At the Oklahoma All-Comers Meet, threw the shot 41-3 3/4 for a third place finish ... Finished ninth in the shot at Reno with a throw of 40-10 ... Took home a second place finish in the Dr Pepper Invitational with a javelin throw of 127-03 ... Redshirted during outdoor season.

1997: Highlighted indoor season with a seventh-place finish at the Big 12 meet with 3,623 points ... Set three school records in the outdoor season ... Provisionally qualified with a 5,195-point, third-place finish at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships ... Also owned previous school mark of 5,046 set at the UTA Open, earning first place honors ... Set first school record at the College Station Relays with 4, 893 points and a third-place finish.

High School: Dominated the high school ranks while at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Was the nation?s top-rated high school heptathlete ... Was twice ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Track & Field ... Was also a two-time nominee to the USA Track & Field all-America team ... Won the national championship in the heptathlon at the USA Junior National Championship ... Earned the national title three times when competing in the National Junior Olympics ... Recipient of the Joel Ferrell Award which is presented in 27 sports annually for outstanding performance and ability ... Won the state title in the heptathlon three times ... Was a two-time AAU national champion in the heptathlon and was rated No. 1 as a senior by USA Today ... Registered a career-best 5,114 points at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships, finishing third overall and first among high school competitors ... Recorded heptathlon bests of 15.01 in the 100-meter hurdles, 5-5 in the high jump, 38-11 in the shot put, 25.4 in the 200, 19-3 in the long jump, 121-10 in the javelin and 2:30.4 in the 800 ... Was an all-league performer in basketball and helped lead Edison?s cross country team to a California state championship ... Nominated for the 1995 Heisman High School Award for academic excellence ... Maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school.

Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1978 ... Daughter of Michael and Karen O?Bric ... Majoring in chemistry.

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