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2013 Big 10: Michigan: Women include 13 footer

Meghan Lark, Emma Rosen. Claire Tewksbury, Kiley Tobel, Victoria Wesley

Meghan Lark   Meghan Lark; Sophomore; Livonia, Mich.

Freshman (2012) Outdoor At the Len Paddock Invitational (May 4), finished ninth in the pole vault (3.12m, 10-2.75) …Competed in the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21) and tied for sixth in the pole vault (3 meters, 9-10 1/4).

Indoor At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), took ninth in the pole vault (3.10 meters, 10-2) … At the Michigan Open (Jan. 7), placed fifth in the pole vault (2.90 meters, 9-6 1/4).

Prep … Graduated from Franklin High School (2011) … National Honor Society … Honor Roll … Four-year Scholar-Athlete … Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2011) … Summa Cum Laude … International Baccalaureate … National Art Honor Society … Four-year varsity letterwinner in track & field, cross country and gymnastics … 2011: Pole vault state qualifier … Placed third in regional meet (10-0 ft.; 3.04m) … Pole vault city champion … Pole vault conference runner-up … 2010:Placed third in regional meet (9-0 ft.; 2.74m).

Personal … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts … Born on September 2, 1993 … Daughter of Leonard and Kathy Lark.

Emma Rosen    Emma Rosen; Sophomore; Hanover, N.H

Claire Tewksbury    Claire Tewksbury; Freshman; Dexter, Mich

Kiley Tobel   Kiley Tobel; Senior; Commerce Twp., Mich

At Michigan …School record holder in the indoor (4.23 meters , 13-10 1/2) and outdoor (4.24 meters, 13-11) pole vault … Two-time USTFCCCA All-American — 2012 Outdoor (Second Team), 2012 Indoor (First Team) … Second Team Outdoor All-Big Ten (2012) … Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (1/9/12) … Capital One Academic All-District V (2012) …Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2011, ’12) … Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, ’12) … Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2010, ’11, ’12).

RS Sophomore (2012) …First Team All-American (indoor) … Second Team All-American (outdoor) … Second Team All-Big Ten … Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 9) … Capital One Academic All-District V …Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012) … Academic All-Big Ten (2012) … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2012).

Outdoor At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 6-9), placed 10th in the pole vault (4.15 meters. 13-7 1/4), earning Second Team All-America honors … At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 24-26), finished third in the pole vault (4.10 meters, 13-5 1/4) … At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), finished second in the pole vault (4.24 meters, 13-11), earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors and improving her own school record … Placed second in the pole vault (4.17 meters, 13-8 1/4) at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 4), breaking an eight-year old school record … At the Payton Jordan Invitational (April 29), finished second in the pole vault (4.16 meters, 13-7 3/4) … Won the pole vault (3.95 meters, 12-11 1/2) at the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21) … Placed fifth in the pole vault (3.9 meters, 12-9 1/2) at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) … Competed in the pole vault at the Stanford Invitational (April 7) … Finished second in the pole vault (3.87 meters, 12-8 1/4) at the USC Trojan Invitational (March 24).

Indoor At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 10), tied for eighth in the pole vault (4.20 meters, 13-9 1/2), earning First Team All-America honors … Finished second at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier (4.09 meters, 13-5) … At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb.24), placed fourth in the pole vault (4.08 meters, 13-4 1/2) … Finished runner up in the pole vault (4.03 meters, 13-2 1/2) at the Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 28) … At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), won the pole vault (4.15 meters, 13-7 1/4), increasing her own school record … At “The Dual” vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14), won the pole vault (3.85 meters, 12-7 1/2) … At the Michigan Open (Jan. 7), won the pole vault (4.00 meters, 13-1 1/2), breaking a nine-year old school record — Named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for her performance on Jan. 9.

RS Freshman (2011) … Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner. Outdoor Finished 18th in the pole vault (3.90 meters, 12-9 1/2) at the NCAA Championships (June 10) … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 12th-place finish in the pole vault (3.85 meters, 12-7 1/2) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26) … Placed sixth in the pole vault (3.86 meters, 12-8) at the Big Ten Championships (May 13) … Finished second in the pole vault with a career-best clearance of 4.00 meters (13-0 1/2) at the EMU Twilight (April 22) … Placed runner-up in the pole vault (3.79 meters, 12-05.25) at the Spartan Invitational (April 2) … Finished 11th in the invitational section of the pole vault (3.65 meters, 11-11.75) at the Stanford Invitational (March 26).
Indoor Placed seventh in the pole vault (3.85 meters, 12-7 1/2) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26) … Cleared 3.85 meters (12-7 1/2) for third place in the pole vault at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19) … Finished fifth in the pole vault (3.70 meters, 12-01.50) at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 11) … Placed sixth in the pole vault (3.85 meters, 12-7 1/2) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 5) … Finished fourth in the invitational section of the pole vault with a PR of 3.75 meters at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28-29) … Took second in the pole vault (3.70 meters) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22) … Won the pole vault with a clearance of 3.65 meters against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15) … Claimed third place in the pole vault (3.65 meters) at the EMU Invitational (Jan. 8).

Freshman (2010) … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner. Outdoor Competed unattached … Won the pole vault (3.35m) at the EMU Invitational (April 16).
Indoor Competed unattached.

Prep … Graduated from Walled Lake Western High School (2009) … National Honor Society … Graduated summa cum laude … Member of Positive Peer Influence … Four-year varsity letterwinner … Holds school record in pole vault (11-3) … KLAA Conference and Oakland County pole vault champion (2009) … Two-time state qualifier (2008, 2009) … Team captain (2009) … Placed third in pole vault at state meet as a junior … All State (2008) …Also a four-year varsity letterwinner in gymnastics and one year in cross country … Two-time state qualifier in gymnastics (2008, 2009) … Gymnastics team captain (2009).

Personal … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts … Majoring in brain, behavior and cognitive science … Born on July 7, 1991 … Daughter of Kevin and Mary Lynn Tobel.

Victoria Wesley   Victoria Wesley; sophomore; Marine City, Mich.

Freshman (2012) Outdoor At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 24-26), finished 25th in the pole vault (3.80 meters, 12-5 1/2) … Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), but failed to clear a height … Finished fifth in the pole vault (3.87 meters, 12-08 1/4) at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 4) … At the Payton Jordan Invitational (April 29), finished 10th in the pole vault (3.81 meters, 12-6) … Competed in the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21), tying for second in the pole vault (3.8 meters, 12-5 3/4) … Placed eighth in the pole vault (3.8 meters, 12-5 1/2) at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) … At the Stanford Invitational (April 7), finished eighth in the invitational section of the pole vault (3.7 meters, 12-1 1/2).

Indoor At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb.24), placed 10th in the pole vault (3.73 meters, 12-2 3/4) … Finished seventh in the pole vault (3.73 meters, 12-2 3/4) at the Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 28) … At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), took third in the pole vault (3.55 meters, 11-7 3/4) … Placed second at “The Dual” vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14), clearing a height of 3.50 meters (11-5 3/4) … Finished third in the pole vault (3.65 meters) at the Michigan Open (Jan. 7).

Prep … Graduated from Marine City High School (2011) … National Honor Society … Summa Cum Laude … Honor Roll … Member of Student Government … Competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Indoor Track & Field Championships (2009, ’10) and Outdoor (2010, ’11) … Three-time All-Area (2009, ’10, ’11) … Division II State Champion in the pole vault (2009).

Personal … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts … Undeclared major … Born on January 12, 1993 … Daughter of Gerald and Anita Wesley … Personal Notes: Brother, Joe, is a member of the track and field team at Akron.

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