Ari Selix
Ari Selix
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Placentia, Calif.
High School: Esperanza HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara
Selix made a strong comeback during the 2011 track season where she set personal bests in the 1,500m, 5k, 10k, and steeple chase events... Selix's season highlight was beating her personal best in the steeple by 14 seconds at Conference and placing fourth overall and qualified to compete in the NCAA preliminaries...Selix also competed in the 10k at Conference where she placed tenth with her time of 37:04.23...Placed tenth at the Bryan Clay Invite in the 1,500m with a time of 4:39.38.


Selix competed in the steeplechase at the Big West Championships and finished eighth with a time of 11:13.55, just off her personal best...She ran her personal best at the dual meet against Cal Poly, where she finished second with a time of 11:12.47 to move up to ninth on the UCSB all-time list...A month earlier she won the steeplechase at the Cal Poly Invitational with a time of 11:21.38.

High School
Was a member of the Esperanza squad that took second in the State Meet in 2007...Was All-Sunset League in 2007...Also named to the All-State third team in 2007...Named to the All-Orange County team in 2008...In a single year, she managed to cut 2:12 from her two-mile time, 55 seconds from her mile time, and 22 seconds from her 800m time...Is on the top ten lists at Esperanza in the 800m (fifth, 2:14.67), 1600m (sixth, 5:03), and 3200m (fourth, 11:04).

Majoring in biology and hopes to practice sports medicine...Enjoys surfing, listening to music, and good food.

Collegiate Career Bests
1,500m - 4:39.38 (Bryan Clay Invite, 4/15/2011)
3k          - 10:23.00 (Westmont Quad, 2/19/2011)
5k          - 18:13.41 (Ben Brown Invite, 3/5/2011)
10k        - 37:04.23 (Big West Conference Championships, 5/13/2011)
steeple  - 10:43.82 (Big West Conference Championships, 5/13/2011)