Alexa Chacon
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    Alexa Chacon

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    High School:
    The Classical Academy

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Heptathlon | Hurdles

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Impacted the Academy record book in four events...clocked the program's third-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.76) at the Air Force Team Challenge...recorded the fourth-best pentathlon total in Academy history (3344) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...that mark is also a new Freshman Class Record...led off the 4x400-meter relay that clocked the program's fourth-fastest time (3:51.30, converted) during a seventh-place finish at the conference meet...added the fourth-best 100-meter hurdles time (14.48) during the outdoor season...led the team in the long jump during the indoor season...recorded a career-best mark of 17'3½" at the Air Force Team Challenge...posted personal-best marks to finish within the top five of the 55-meter hurdles (8.27) and high jump (4'11") at the Rocky Mountain Classic...added career-best marks in the 200-meter dash (26.27 at the New Mexico Invitational), 800-meter run (2:24.93a at the Air Force Invitational) and shot put (30'0" at the MW Championships) during the indoor season...clocked a career-best 100-meter hurdles time of 14.48 to take second at the Air Force Twilight Open...that time was the fastest on the team in 2014...picked up a first-place finish at the Air Force Relays (14.65)...recorded a personal-best 400-meter hurdles time of 64.48 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...won that event at the Air Force Relays (65.94)...also added career-best marks in the high jump (4'9") and javelin throw (114'9") at that meet...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award five times (three indoor, two outdoor).

    HIGH SCHOOL: The Classical Academy (Colorado Springs)...six-time Colorado 3A state champion...claimed three state titles in the 300-meter hurdles, two in the 100-meter hurdles and one as a member of the sprint medley relay team...set Championship Meet Records in both hurdle events (14.23 in the 100-meter hurdles; 42.75 in the 300-meter hurdles)...named "Peak Performer of the Year" by the Colorado Springs Gazette as a senior...member of three Colorado state championship teams...served as team captain during senior year...also played on the volleyball team...member of three teams that advanced to the state tournament (freshman, sophomore, junior years)...two-time team captain...received an academic pin every year...member of the National Honor Society...member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...team captain as a senior...participated in Speech and Debate, advancing to the National meet as a sophomore...acted as a mentor to sixth-grade girls...class representative as a freshman...member of the student body's Executive Council as a junior.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Alexa Frances Chacon...nickname is "Lex"...daughter of Brad and Frances Chacon...has one older sister, Samantha...majoring in behavioral science...earning a minor in religious studies...future plans include working with PTSD and TBI patients on physical and psychological therapy...served as Academic Clerk...member of the track and field team's Leadership Council...hobbies include mountain biking, camping, skiing, beach volleyball, watching movies, long boarding and being with friends and family...would like to add that "my commitment to my faith, family and friends is what I hold most dear"...favorite verse is Colossians 3:1-12...uncle Greg Chacon was a hurdler at Stanford...grandfather served in the Vietnam War...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also took an academic class (political science) and went to Hawaii...member of Cadet Squadron 29.

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