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LAURA HAWKINS
  • Senior
  • Pole Vault
  • Bushnell, Fla. (South Sumter HS)

CAREER VICTORIES: 15
PERSONAL RECORD
INDOORS

Pole Vault: 13-1.5 - 2001 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 12-10 -2000 SEC Tri-Meet, Gainesville, Fla.

HONORS: (One-time All-SEC) 2000 SEC Indoor Champion - Pole Vault.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Best of 13-1.5 in the Pole Vault... Competed in 12 meets (six indoors, six outdoors)... Tied for third with teammate Sabine Verbeek in the pole vault at the Reebok Invitational, 11-9.75... Tied for sixth in the SEC Championships pole vault, 11-11.75... Won her second consecutive meet with a win at the Florida Field Event Classic and improved her provisional status with a 12-8.25... Won the Gator Twi Light with a provisional mark of 12-6.25... Third at the UTEP Invitational with a mark of 12-5.5... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 12-6 at the Florida Relays... Cleared 12-7.5 for 15th place at the NCAA indoor championships... Tied for fifth at the Nike Fast Times Meet pole vault... Third at the SEC Championships with a school record vault of 13-1.5, improving her provisional status for the NCAA Championships... Seventh at the Tyson Invitational pole vault (12-6.75)... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA championships with a second-place pole vault at the Gator Invitational... Third at the SEC Quad with a height of 11-11.75... Finished second with a height of 11-9.75 at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2001 Wins (2): (o) Florida Field Event Classic Pole Vault (12-8.25), Gator Twi-Light Pole Vault (12-6.25).

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 12-11.75 in the Pole Vault- Florida Record (12-10 outdoors)... Competed in 12 meets (Six Indoors, Six Outdoors)... Competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships pole vault, finishing 17th , 12-3.5 (3.75m)... Tied for second in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault, 12-4.5 (3.77m)... Florida Relays Champion in the Invitational Pole Vault, 12-5.5 (3.80m) and the collegiate Pole Vault, 12-3.5 (3.75m)... Provisional qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships Pole Vault (12-10)... 12th at the NCAA Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 12-3.5 (3.75m)... Indoor SEC Pole Vault Champion, 12-11.75 (3.96m) - New Florida Record - New SEC Meet Record... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the pole vault (12-11.75).

2000 Wins (8): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) PV: 12-1.5; SEC Quad (1/22) PV: 12-1.5; Gator Invitational (2/6) PV: 11-10.75; SEC Indoor Championships (2/27) PV: 12-11.75; (o) Florida Relays (3/24) PV: 12-3.5, (3/25) PV: 12-5.5; SEC Quad (4/1) PV: 12-3.5; SEC Tri-Meet (4/8) PV: 12-10.

1999 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 12-6 in the Pole Vault... No height in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships (12-0)... Ninth in the Indoor USATF Championships Pole Vault, 12-5.5... Third at the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 11-9... Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the pole vault, finishing 15th (11-7.75).

1999 Wins (4): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) PV: 12-1.5; Virginia Tech Invitational (2/6) PV: 12-6; (o) SEC Quad (2/17) PV: 12-0; Seminole Twilight (5/8) PV: 11-9.75

1998 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 12-3.5 in the Pole Vault... Improved PR by four and a half feet throughout the year (from 7-10 to 12-03 1/2)... Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault, 12-3.50...Won her first collegiate pole vault competition at the Barnett Bank Invitational with a school record at the time of 12-0.50... Became the first female athlete in Gator history to clear 12 feet in the pole vault (indoor or outdoor)... Competed at the SEC Indoor Championships.

1998 Wins (1): (o) Barnett Bank Invitational PV: 12-0.50

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Competed at the state meet in the high jump from 1995-97, placing eighth in 1996 and sixth in 1997... Set school record in pole vault without ever practicing and took ninth place at state in 1996... A four-year letter-winner in track.

PERSONAL: Born February 15, 1979... Graduated in 1997 from South Sumter High School...Both parents, Roy and Darlene, attended the University of Florida, though at different times... Has two brothers, Tony and Lee; Lee is also attending UF and is her roommate...Was enrolled at Lake Sumter Community College for two years while in high school...1997 salutatorian at South Sumter High School.

MAJOR: English.


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