Antonia Howard
Antonia  Howard

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
Loreto Kirribilli

Event:
Mid-Distance

Major:
Biology

As a Freshman (2015-16): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track- One Mile Run: ran a personal-best 5:18.68 for a first-place title at the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) … Outdoor Track- 5K Meters: finished second at the Outdoor Mets (April 9) in a personal-best time of 17:56.58 … 3K Steeplechase: won the title at the Stony Brook Invite (April 23) in a time of 11:10.56 … set a personal-best time of 10:50.06 to finish fifth at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14).

At Loreto Kirribilli: Captained her cross country team in 2013 … lettered in cross country and track at Loreto Kirribilli for five years … competed for the UTS Norths Athletic Club in 2012-13 … competed for the Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association (CaSSSA) in 2012-13, and the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges team (NSWCCC) and New South Wales Athletics team in 2014 … won first in CaSSSA cross country from 2009-2014 … won second in the U18 NSW Junior 3K Championship in 2014 … was fifth in the U18 Australian 3K Championship in 2014 … received the principal’s award for excellence in cross country in 2014 and the outstanding sports woman award in 2011-12 at Loreto Kirribilli

Personal: Daughter of Michelle O’Dea and Tom Howard … has two siblings; Sam (20) and Kara (13) … full name is Antonia Kate Howard but likes to be called Ant … brother Sam runs on a track & field scholarship at Sydney University … lists soccer, acting, touch football, drums and crystal collecting as her hobbies … has future career aspirations to become a pediatrician or psychologist … cites her mum as the most influential person in her athletic career because “she has driven me to a lot of places and always watched me run in rain, hail or shine,” … participated in her high school’s drama plays and was the drama captain in 2013 … was a member of the school choir/band as well as the Justice & Peace Council … bounces around talking to people and pumps tunes as a pregame ritual.

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