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Kari G Peyton

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Was born in Ontario, California, and attended Upland High School. Parents divorced when she was 15. Was two-time California state champion in the high jump in her sophomore and junior year. In her senior year, after breaking her own state record at a qualifying meet she was sidelined one week before her final state championships with appendicitis.

World-class high jumper whose best ranking was 2nd in the nation and 10th in the world. She also competed for the United States, UCLA and World Class Track Club under the coaching of Bobby Kersee. Former Olympian. Was cast as high jumper Penny Brill in _Robert Towne_'s film Personal Best, which began her career in the entertainment industry. This was all under her maiden name, Kari Gosswiller. Has a B.A. in Classical Civilization from UCLA, 1987. Married _Peter Peyton_. Has two daughters, Taylor Peyton and Nichols Peyton. Divorced in 1987.
Was sponsored by and modeled for Nike. Began her casting career casting athletes for Nike, then branched out into all aspects of casting.

Did the athletic casting in Robert Towne's film Without Limits, finding world-class runners to be exact photo doubles in order to cut back and forth from the original 1972 Olympic race footage in which Steve Prefontaine placed 4th.

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