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Track: Kilday earns academic award

The Daily Astorian

Published on July 31, 2018 8:07PM

Last changed on August 1, 2018 7:44AM

Seaside’s Allison Kilday, left, had several personal best times on the track in the spring, and earned an all-academic award off the track.

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Seaside’s Allison Kilday, left, had several personal best times on the track in the spring, and earned an all-academic award off the track.


Seaside High School graduate Allison Kilday, who just completed her junior year of track at Occidental College in Los Angeles, recently received an all-academic award for having above a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

She was ranked among the top 35 individuals in Division III in her event.

The Occidental men’s and women’s track teams were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-academic squad, for posting better than a 3.10 GPA as a group.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the academic achievements the teams and individuals honored for their hard work in the classroom and on the track,” Occidental head coach Rob Bartlett said. “We strive to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to thrive in every aspect of their Occidental lives and it’s fantastic to see so many Tigers doing just that.”

The Tigers had a strong season in competition as well, with seven athletes making the national championship meet and four winning all-American honors.

Kilday set personal records last spring in the 200 meters (27.44 seconds) and 400 meters (62.10), both March 16 at the Redlands Invitational, as well as the 800 meters (2:23.23) and 400-meter hurdles (65.12, seventh all-time at Occidental).

The former Gull, who is majoring in economics at Occidental, was a 2017-18 team captain for the Tigers.



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