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Margaret Appiah Track and Field Athlete Profile

Marissa Appiah

Position: Jumps Height: 5-10 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: North Salt Lake, UT Last School: Woods Cross High School

Personal 

  • Parents are Katrina and Thomas Appiah
  • Siblings are Thomas, Kristalynn and Michaela 
  • Major: Physiology & Developmental Biology with a minor in French
  • Personal Interests: Track and The Lord Of The Rings
  • Marissa is half Ghanaian
  • Received the Thomas S. Monson Presidential scholarship at BYU

Before BYU 

  • 2013 Utah State Champion in high jump
  • Three-time Region Champion in the high jump
  • Was also a cheerleader at Woods Cross
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Achievement Scholar
  • Nominee for National Presidential Scholarship program
  • Named an AP Scholar
  • Academic All-Region in track
  • Academic All-State in cheerleading

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event Meet 
1.76m  High Jump  2015 BYU Cougar Invitational
14.68 (seconds) 100m Hurdles 2017 Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational
8.99 (seconds) 60m Hurdles  2017 Boise State Challenge

Career Stats



2014 | Freshman Year

Indoor

  • Placed 1st in high jump at the BYU Cougar Collegiate Invitational clearing 5' 6'' (1.68m)
  • Placed 6th in the high jump at both the Lobo Collegiate Invitational and Air Force Invitational

Outdoor

  • Finished 2nd in the high jump at the Trojan Invitational
  • Took 3rd in the high jump at SDSU Aztec Invitational clearing 5' 6.5'' (1.69m)
  • Placed 4th in the high jump at both the Rafer/JJK Collegiate and Robison Invitational
  • Finished 6th in the high jump at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2015 | Sophomore Year

Indoor

  • At the BYU Cougar Collegiate Invitational, took 1st in high jump, 5th in 60m hurdles
  • Finished 5th in high jump at Ed Jacoby Invitational and Air Force Invitational
  • Placed 9th at MPSF Championships in high jump
  • 2015 MPSF Indoor Track All-Academic 

Outdoor

  • Placed 1st at the UNLV Spring Invitational in the high jump
  • Finished 4th at the SDSU Aztec Invitational in the high jump
  • Set personal bests and took 1st at BYU Robison Invitational in high jump clearing 5' 7.25'' (1.72m), and took 4th in 100m hurdles with time of 14.69

2016 | Junior Year

Indoor

  • Placed 1st in the high jump at the 2016 BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational 
  • 5th place the high jump at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • Finished 6th in the 60m hurdles at the Boise State Challenge 
  • Jumped a mark of 5' 5" (1.65m) in the high jump at the Boise State Challenge to place 5th 
  • Took 6th in the high jump at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships

Outdoor

  • Utilized a redshirt year

 

2017 | Senior Year

Indoor

  • Second in the high jump with a mark of 1.66m (5' 5.25") and third in the 60m hurdles at the 2017 BYU Cougar Indoor Invite
  • Third place in the high jump at the 2017 Air Force Invitational and UW Invitational with a mark of 5' 7" (1.70m) at both meets
  • First place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.02 at the Boise State Challenge
  • Competed at the MPSF Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles and high jump. She took 17th overall in the high jump and 23rd overall in the 60m hurdles.  

Outdoor

  • Set a personal-best 100m-hurdle time with 14.68 at the Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational
  • Placed 2nd in the high jump at the UNLV Invitational 
  • Took 1st in the high jump at the 38th Annual Aztec Open and 3rd at the 38th Annual Aztec Invitational 
  • Came in 3rd in the high jump and 6th in the 100m hurdles at the Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational 
  • First place in the high jump at the BYU Robison Invitational and Last Chance Meet