Coral Spring, Fla.
Coral Springs HS
2008: Reached the NCAA Regional Qualifying height of 1.75m (5-08.75) on six different occasions, winning at the Hurrincane Challenge and the Miami Elite Invitational… Recieved All-ACC honors for her runner-up finish at the ACC Championships… During the indoor season leapt a season-high 1.80m (5-10.75) on two occasions, first at the ACC Indoor Championships where she claimed the ACC Title, and again at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where she placed ninth… Won at the Illinois Women’s Invitational with a mark of 1.78m (5-10.00).
2007: Finished first in the high jump at the Hurricane Invitational 1.80m (5-10.75) and the Springtime Invitational 1.83m (6-0)… Placed first at the ACC Indoor Championships 1.82m (5-11.5) and at Clemson 1.78m (5-10)… Placed seventh at the ACC Outdoor Championships… Set UM records in both the indoor and outdoor high jump.
2006: Earned All-ACC honors in the high jump in both in indoor and outdoor seasons… Finished second in the high jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a school-record jump of 1.80m(5-10.75)… Finished third in the high jump 1.75m (5-8.75) at the ACC Indoor Championships… Placed ninth the NCAA East Regional Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Florida 4A State high jump champion (2003, 2004) and triple jump champion (2003, 2004)… Was unable to defend her titles in 2005 due to injury… Ranked second among US juniors (under-20) in the high jump in 2005 having cleared 1.87 meters (6-01.50)… Florida State Championship meet record holder in the high jump (1.83m)… Florida 4A Region 3 Champion in the high jump in 2003, 2004 and 2005… Florida 4A Region 3 Champion in the triple jump in 2003 and 2004… District high jump champion in 2003, 2004 and 2005… Captured District titles in the triple jump in 2003 and 2004… Coral Springs High School record holder in the high jump, long jump and triple jump… Team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Mother, Luidmila, is a former World Record holder in the high jump… From same high school as Florida State sprinter Walter Dix… Enjoys listening to music in her spare time… Lists Finding Nemo as her favorite movie, and The Simpsons as her favorite TV show.