CU Rowing BIO
MJ Keys
Player Profile:
MJ Keys 824161
Position: Rower
Year: Junior
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
High School: Christchurch Girls' HS
Major: Economics

2011-12: Started the season with the 2nd Varsity 8+...joined the 1st Varsity 4+ for two regattas...finished the season with the 2nd Varsity 4+...had one first-place finish each with the 2nd Varsity 8+ (vs. Northeastern) and 1st Varsity 4+ (vs. Kansas)...rowed in five different seats throughout the season.

Christchurch Girls' High School: 2010 - sprint regatta (500m) coxed four champions...South Island Club Sprint Regatta gold medal (open women 4)...South Island Secondary School Championships gold medal (U18 four and U18 Quad) and silver medal (U18 Pair and U18 Double)...South Island Club Championships gold medal (open women 4, quad and double)...Maadi Cup Secondary Schools Nationals (Bronze U18 Pair)...2009 - South Island Championships - second place (U17 double), first place (U17 Four and Quad)...South Island Club Championships - first place (club women double and four)...Maadi Cup Secondary School Nationals (second place U17 double)...South Island Representative team - 1st in U18 pair and 1st in U18 eight...ran cross country and track...1st place cross country 2010...1st place 3km track 2010...1st place 1 km track 2010...2nd place 3km cross country 2010...second place South Island Secondary Schools 3km cross country...Christchurch SBS Half Marathon U21 grade third place....1st place in the Blenheim Cycling tour 2010 (U19 Criterium, Road Race, Hill Climb Time Trial)...3rd place Blenheim Cycling tour 2010, overall general classification...5th place in the Tour De Lakes 2011 Queenstown GC...Stage 4 (Gelnorchy) second place...fourth place Grape Ride Elite Road Race 2011...Canterbury Schools Duathlon Championships 2010 (U19 first place)...Duathlon National Championships 2010 (U19 first place).

Personal: Born November 27, 1992...has a twin brother who rowed for Christchurch Boys' High School and is now an assistant coach at the school...also has twin older brothers, Josh played NPC rugby for the Hawkes Bay Magpies in New Zealand and is currently playing in Germany, and Ben, a New Zealand representative at Kayaking and also competes in Surf Lifesaving...majoring in economics.

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