Antonia Howard
Antonia  Howard


Sydney, Australia

High School:
Loreto Kirribilli

Last College:
Sydney University



As a Freshman (2015): Finished as one of the Red Storm’s top-three runners in every race she competed in … was a scoring finisher in every race she competed in … dropped time in each consecutive 5K race … finished 17th overall at the Metropolitan Championships (Oct. 9), covering the 5K course in a time of 19:44.1 … set a personal-best time for 5K at the ECAC Championships (Nov. 21) in a time of 19:07.6 to finish 24th … placed 62nd at the BIG EAST Championships (Oct. 31) in a personal-best time of 22.14.3 for 6K.

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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