Hesseltine Primed For Big Finish

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

COURTESY PHOTO ARKANSAS SPORTS INFORMATION Arkansas’ Kristie Hesseltine is looking for a big finish to her collegiate track and field career in the high jump this week at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. The senior was a standout in track and volleyball at Springdale Har-Ber High School.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Kirstie Hesseltine decided she wanted to try the high jump late in her senior year at Springdale Har-Ber.


Kirstie Hesseltine

School: Arkansas

Height: 5-9

Class: Senior

Notable: Has a personal best clearance of 5 feet, 10.5 inches outdoors and 5-10.75 indoors in the high jump. … Finished third at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field championships in the high jump with a clearance of 5-9.75. … Finished 17th at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field championships last year. … Finished fifth at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier this year. .. Was a three-time all-state selection in volleyball and earned all-state honors in track once at Springdale Har-Ber High School.

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