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Aja  Starkey
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Aja Starkey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bozeman, Montana

High School:
Bozeman High School

Last College:
Montana State University

Height:
5-2½

Position:
Nordic

Birthdate:
04/19/1996


02/08/2017

DENVER FINISHES SECOND AT SEAWOLF INVITATIONAL

Pios Competed in Mixed Gender Relay Wednesday

02/08/2017

DENVER FINISHES SECOND AT SEAWOLF INVITATIONAL

Pios Competed in Mixed Gender Relay Wednesday

2017:

  • Finished 10th in the 10k Freestyle and 22nd in the 5k Classic race at the RMISA Championships
  • Was placed 17th in the Freestyle Sprint at the Seawolf Invitational and helped Denver 2 in the Mixed 4*5k relay to make the 10th place
  • Took a 31st finish in the 10k Classic race at the Alaska Invitational
  • Finished 25th in the 5k Freestyle and 23th in the 15k Classic race at the Montana State Invitational
  • Finished 30th in the 10k freestyle race and 28th in the Classic sprint at the Utah Invitational


2016:

  • One of 12 DU skiers to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs
  • Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships; finished sixth overall in the women's classical race and 25th overall in the women's freestyle race
  • Helped Denver win their 23rd National Championship
  • Finished 18th and 14th overall in the classical/freestyle races at the Montana State Invitational
  • 19th and 16th place finishes in the classical and freestyle races at the CU Invitational
  • Earned a sixth place finish in the classical race and eighth overall in the freestyle race at the New Mexico Invitational
  • Placed 11th overall in the women's freestyle race and eighth overall in the women's classical race at the RMISA Championships

Before Denver:

  • Three time All-American with the Bridger Ski Foundation
  • Second place finish at the 2014 Junior Nationals (Intermountain Racing Division)
  • Fifth place finish at the 2013 Junior Nationals (Intermountain Racing Division)
  • Ran cross country for four years (3 at Polson High School, 1 at Bozeman High School)
  • Voted "most outgoing, friendly and inspirational" for the Bozeman High School Cross Country team award
  • Fifth place finish at the State AA cross country meet during her senior year
  • Ran track and field for 3 years
  • Finished second at states in the 3200 meter race as a sophomore (Polson, Montana)
  • Finished fifth at states in the 3200 meter race as a senior (Bozeman, Montana)


Personal:

  • Born on April 19, 1996 in Montana.
  • Daughter of Bill Starkey and Colleen Carew
  • Has one sibling, Mesa Starkey (22)
  • Goals are to become a physical therapist
  • Chose Denver because of the academics and ski team
  • Also recruited by UNH, MSU and UVM
  • Enjoys running, sailing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and yoga
  • Majoring in Integrative Science

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