Outdoor Track and Field: Was a regular multi-event competitor for the Aztecs, culminating with an eighth-place finish in the heptathlon at the MW Championships with 4,595 points ... also was 16th in the open 100 hurdles (14.54) ... started the season at the UCSD Collegiate on March 15 with a win in the 100 hurdles (14.47), and a fifth-place finish in the javelin (118-01), eighth-place showing in the high jump (5-00.25) and 15th-place finish in the shot put (30-09.75) ... was third in the heptathlon at the Aztec Invitational (March 27-28) with 4,863 points, PR'ing in the high jump (5-05.75 in a win) and long jump (17-08.25) ... also competed at the Cal/Nevada Championships, tying for seventh in the high jump (5-02.25) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (14.42) ... tied for 18th in the California Invitational of the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with 4,618 points ... also was 28th in the open 100 hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18 in 14.32 ... took eighth in the 100 hurdles at the Triton Invitational on April 26 in 14.39, and also was 19th in the high jump (5-00.25) and 36th in the shot put (33-00.50).
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in numerous events once again as one of the team's four multi-event athletes ... took sixth in the pentathlon at the MW Championships on Feb. 27 with 3,538 points ... ended up setting PR's in three of the five events in the pent, including the 800 (2:29.12), 60 hurdles (8.79) and shot put (33-00.50) ... then PR'd the next day in the open 60 hurdles en route to a 10th-place finish in 8.76 ... also ran a leg on the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay in a converted time of 3:49.28 ... tied for 18th at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (Jan. 24-25) in the high jump (5-00.25) and 29th in the 60 hurdles (9.15) ... came in fifth in the pentathlon at the Howie Ryan Invitational on Jan. 31 in 3,388, led by a third-place finish in the 60 hurdles in 8.99.
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.