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  Ilse Kaaja
Ilse Kaaja

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Espoo, Finland

Last College:
Helsinki University

Event:
Throws

Experience:
HS

At Utah

2014 Outdoor Track:

Finished as the top freshman at the NCAA Preliminaries in the hammer throw with a throw measuring 187-02 feet (15th overall) ... captured sixth at the Pac-12 Championship with a personal-best hammer throw of 195-01 feet ... finished in the top 10 in the hammer throw in 11 of 12 meets during the year, including second at the BYU Cougar Invitational and Utah Spring Classic, third at the BYU Robison Invitational, and fourth at the ASU Invitational, Longhorn Invitational and Bryan Clay Invitational.

2014 Indoor Track:

Placed tenth in the weight throw at the MPSF Championships with a season-best throw measuring 54-02 feet ... finished seventh at the Weber State Open in the weight throw.

High School:

Posted a personal-record 60.94 meters with team Finland at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 2013 ... qualified for the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2011 ... fourth at the Nordic Junior Championships in 2011 ... two-time silver and two-time bronze in Finnish Junior Championships ... Finnish high school champion in 2010.

Personal:

Daughter of Mirkka and Jouko Kaaja ... has a younger sister Elsa ... undecided on major with a pre-medicine track ... enjoys water sports and hiking.

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