200 Meters (Outdoor): 25.83 (April 6, 2013 at Cal State San Marcos Mangrum Invitational - San Marcos, Calif.) 800 Meters (Indoor): 2:29.49 (Feb. 21, 2013 at MW Championships - Nampa, Idaho) 800 Meters (Outdoor): 2:23.05 (May 9, 2013 at MW Championships - Las Vegas, Nev.) 60-Meter Hurdles: 8.88 (Jan. 19, 2013 at Cherry and Silver Invitational - Albuquerque, N.M.) 100-Meter Hurdles: 14.18 (May 11, 2013 at MW Championships - Las Vegas, Nev.) High Jump (Indoor): 5-05.00 (Feb. 21, 2013 at MW Championships - Nampa, Idaho) High Jump (Outdoor): 5-04.50 (2 times, most recent April 17, 2013 at Mt. SAC Relays - Azusa, Calif.) Long Jump (Indoor): 16-11.50 (Feb. 21, 2013 at MW Championships - Nampa, Idaho) Long Jump (Outdoor): 17-07.50 (April 13, 2013 at Arnie Robinson Invitational - San Diego, Calif.) Shot Put (Indoor): 32-10.50 (Feb. 21, 2013 at MW Championships - Nampa, Idaho) Shot Put (Outdoor): 33-07.25 (May 8, 2013 at MW Championships - Las Vegas, Nev.) Javelin Throw: 87-07 (April 18, 2013 at Mt. SAC Relays - Azusa, Calif.) Pentathlon: 3,564 (Feb. 21, 2013 at MW Championships - Nampa, Idaho) Heptathlon: 4,825 (April 17-18, 2013 at Mt. SAC Relays - Azusa, Calif.)
Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2013: 5th (4,809 - Heptathlon) | 8th (14.18 - 100-Meter Hurdles) | 18th (5-02.50 - High Jump)
Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships
2013: 5th (3,564 - Pentathlon) | 11th (8.90 - 60-Meter Hurdles) | T-13th (5-01.00 - High Jump)
Outdoor Track and Field: Was one of the team's four multi-event athletes and one of two freshmen ... finished fifth at the MW Championships on May 8-9 in the heptathlon with 4,809 points ... also was sixth in the 100 hurdles (14.26) ... started her season at the San Diego Championships on March 9, posting at third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (15.10) ... also was 11th in the 200 (26.12), 13th in the javelin throw (80-01) and 14th in the shot put (30-10.50) ... came in fourth in her heptathlon debut at the Aztec Invitational on March 14-15 with 4,504 ... tied for 11th in the high jump at the Cal/Nevada Championships (March 29-30) in 5-02.25 and was 18th in the 100 hurdles (14.98) ... came in fifth in the 100 hurdles (14.52) at the Cal State San Marcos Mangrum Invitational, and was eighth in the 200 (25.83) and 13th in the javelin throw (85-06) ... finished second in the long jump (17-07.50) and eighth in the shot put (30-04.75) at the Arnie Robinson Invitational (April 13) ... had a collegiate PR in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-18) with 4,825 points en route to taking 14th in the California Invite section ... also competed in the shuttle hurdles relay at the Penn Relays on April 26 as the Aztecs took seventh in the collegiate heats (1:00.45).
Indoor Track and Field: Had a successful first collegiate season as one of the multi-event athletes ... ended up finishing fifth in the pentathlon at the Mountain West Championships with 3,564 points, which ranks seventh all-time at SDSU ... her high jump mark of 5-05.00 was tied for the eighth-best leap in school history ... also competed in the 60 hurdles (11th, 8.90) and the high jump (T-13th, 5-01.00) at the MW Championships ... began her collegiate career at the Cherry and Silver Invitational on Jan. 19, coming in 14th in the 60 hurdles (8.95) and competing in two other events ... tied for 10th at the New Mexico Classic (Feb. 1-2) in the high jump (5-02.25) and was 13th in the 60 hurdles (9.18).
Lettered two years at Thousand Oaks High School ... won 17 individual events across six different disciplines and was a member of two winning relays as a senior in 2012 ... won back-to-back Marmonte League titles in the 100-meter hurdles in 2011 and 2012 ... owns personal bests of 12.59 in the 100, 26.93 in the 200, 14.45 in the 100 hurdles, 5-03.75 in the high jump, 17-00.25 in the long jump and 37-04.00 in the triple jump ... also was an all-league selection as a member of the volleyball team.
Karsen Johanna Sper was born Oct. 14, 1993, in Westlake Village, Calif. ... daughter of Paul and Angela Sper ... grandfather, Norman, was a six-time diving national champion and four-time All-American at North Carolina ... father, Paul, played football at Kansas ... picked SDSU over Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, UNLV, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and San Diego ... undecided on a major.