Kayla's presence on the Gaucho squad is nothing short of miraculous. After
having suffered through a botched 2005 spinal cord surgery which left her
paralyzed, Kayla has defied all odds and is not only walking again, but is
also running and high jumping! Quite possibly the toughest athlete in track
and field today, Kayla has pushed herself into competition shape through
pure will and voracious determination. Though simply beholding the sight of
her strapping on the Gaucho uniform will be a shining moment for the entire
team, Kayla is not easily satisfied, and will most definitely be clearing
heights and scoring points in her final season as a Gaucho.
2005 Track & Field Recap:
Received a medical red-shirt undergoing a needed surgery.
2004 Track & Field Recap:
Set a personal best in the high jump by going 5'6" at the All-Cal Challenge Cup.
2003 Track & Field Recap:
Jumped 5'5" as a freshman. Joined the team mid-season after competing on the UCSB Swim Team.
High School Notes:
Placed 4th at the Washington State meet and 7th in 2001/2000. Four time High Jump League Champion
High Jump: 5'06"