Carina Gillespie
Carina  Gillespie


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Otay Ranch


2015 Most Outstanding Competitor, Track and Field
2015 Mountain West Runner-Up, Track and Field | Mile Run
2015 All-Mountain West, Track and Field | Mile Run

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Competed in all six competitions as a freshman...clocked a season-best 6K time of 21:47.60 to place 35th at the Mountain West Championships...that was the third-fastest time on the team in 2014...also competed in that distance at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:39.03, 60th), Pre-National Invitational (23:45.90, 126th) and Woody Greeno Invitational (24:07.40 (37th)...clocked a 5K time of 18:18.00 at the Notre Dame Invitational (147th)...opened the season with a 14th-place finish at the Fresno State Invitational (15:22.00, 4200-meter course).

MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Clocked an Academy-record time of 4:44.17 (adjusted for altitude) to take second in the mile at the 2015 Mountain West Indoor Championships...all-conference selection...also clocked the program’s second-fastest 3000-meter time (9:39.20) at that meet...registered the third-fastest 1500-meter time in Academy history (4:23.65) at the Mt. SAC Relays...set Freshman Class Records in all three events...also debuted on the program’s all-time standings in the 800-meter run during both the indoor (2:12.04a, fifth) and outdoor (2:11.12, eighth) seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: Otay Ranch High School...three-time CIF San Diego Section champion in the 800-meter run...clocked a career-best time of 2:10 at that distance...finished seventh among Division I girls in cross country...recorded a personal-best time of 18:03 on the 5K cross country course...CSF member.

PERSONAL: Full name is Carina Lynn Gillespie...daughter of Michael and Joann Gillespie...father was an E-8 in the Navy and retired after 24 years of service...has one older sister, Jasmine, and one younger sister, Roxanne...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming an entrepreneur and business manager...attended the Academy’s Prep School (“C-Squad!”)...hobbies include hiking, reading, jet skiing, paddle boarding, cooking and bilingual and half-Puerto Rican...born at a naval base in Rota, Spain...traveled to eight different countries in Europe...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also took two academic classes...member of Cadet Squadron 23.

COACH COLE ON CARINA: “Carina came a long way during her freshman year. She’s a feisty competitor and has had a solid summer of training. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s right in the mix in most races during the upcoming cross country season and that will give her great momentum going into her track season, where she had a record-setting year last year.”

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