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  • Pole Vault
  • Freshman
  • Voorburg, The Netherlands (Huggens Lyceum)


Pole Vault: 12-2.5 (3.72m)- 2001 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
Pole Vault: 12-0 (3.66m)- 2001 Florida Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
Javelin: 122-10 (37.44m)- 2001 SEC Championships, Columbia, S.C.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 12-2.5 (Pole Vault) and 122-10 (Javelin)... Competed in 13 meets (five indoors, eight outdoors)... Tied for third at the Reebok Invitational pole vault, 11-9.75... Ninth in the SEC Championships javelin throw, 122-10... Ninth in the pole vault at the SEC Championships, 11-11.75... Sixth in the pole vault at the Florida Field Event Classic... Third at the Gator Twi Light with a height of 11-10.5... Second at the Florida Challenge with an outdoor season best 12-0... Second at the SEC Triangular... Finished 12th at the Nike Fast Times Meet pole vault... Ninth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a personal best 12-2.5... 12th in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational (11-7)... Set a new personal best in the pole vault, clearing 11-6.25 at the Gator Invitational... Cleared 11-3.75 in the pole vault at the Florida Intercollegiates, fifth best all-time at Florida.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Has prep personal bests of 13-1.5 (pole vault), 17-11.75 (long jump), 131-3 (javelin), 116-6 (discus), 34-5.5 (shot put), 5-3 (high jump)... Was a two-time national champion in Holland... Has finished in the Top 10 of a national competition four times in two years... Eighth in European Junior Championships in Riga, Latvia.

PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1980... Most admires Makism Tarasov because of his technique... Has an older sister, Sandy... Daughter of Wim and Betty Verbeek.

Major: Exercise and Sport Science - Exercise Phisiology.

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