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DARA ALTMAN
  • Pole Vault
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Tampa, Fla. (Gaither HS)

ALL-AMERICAN

CAREER VICTORIES: 3
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Pole Vault: 3.95m/12-11.50, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 4.16m/13-7.75 - 2006 NCAA East Regional, Greensboro, N.C.

HONORS: 2006 outdoor All-American, pole vault.

2006 AS A SENIOR: Competed in 15 meets (seven indoor, eight outdoor)…Best of 4.16m/13-7.75 (pole vault)…Cleared 4.00m/13-1.50-or-better in three-straight outdoor meets…Claimed first All-America honor of career by finishing fourth at NCAA Outdoor Championships after clearing bar at 4.15m/13-7.25…Broke school record in pole vault with mark of 4.16m/13-7.75 at NCAA East Regional to earn first-ever bid to NCAA Championships…Scored four points at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships with fifth-place height of 4.00m/13-1.50…Set then-personal standard after clearing bar at 4.00m/13-1.50 at Penn Relays, finishing second…Negotiated height of 3.83m/12-6.75 and finished third at Florida Fast Times last chance meet…Finished seventh at Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships with mark of 3.80m/12-5.50…Cleared bar at 3.87m/12-8.25 and placed 10th at Tyson Invitational…Reached NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 3.95m/12-11.50 at Pepsi Invitational and finished third…Vaulted 3.80m/12-5.50 at University of New Mexico Invite and placed second…Placed fifth in pole vault at Gator Invitational with jump of 12-0…Secured mark of 12-7.50 at season-opening Florida Intercollegiate and finished third…SEC Academic Honor Roll…ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team…SEC community service post-graduate scholarship winner.

2005 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (2): Spring Fling 3 pole vault (13-0.75); Clemson Opener pole vault (12-5.50)…Bests of 12-9.50 (indoor) and 13-0.75 (outdoor)…Competed in 16 meets (eight indoor, eight outdoor)…Eleven top-five finishes…Cleared 12-6 at NCAA East Regional Championships…Injured her ankle during warm-up at SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships and was unable to compete…Won pole vault at Spring Fling 3, clearing career-best 13-0.75…Cleared 12-5.5 in four meets - Sun Angel Classic (5th), Mesa Classic (3rd), Mississippi Invitational (3rd) and Penn Relays open competition (2nd)…Finished in two-way tie for third in pole vault at Last Chance Meet (12-6.25)…Finished sixth in pole vault with height of 12-9.50 at SEC Indoor Championships…Runner-up at Hoosier Hills Invitational (12-5.50)…Finished third in pole vault at Florida Intercollegiate (12-1.50)…Won pole vault at Clemson Opener, clearing 12-5.50…Named ESPN Magazine second-team Academic All-America…SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A SOPHOMORE: 2004 Wins (1): Mesa Classic pole vault (12-4)…Best of 12-7.50 (pole vault)...Competed in 17 meets (eight indoor, nine outdoor)...Finished in tie for ninth at NCAA East Regional Championships, clearing 12-4.00...Scored at SEC Outdoor Championships, tying for fourth in pole vault 12-7.50... Won pole vault at Mesa Classic with mark of 12-4…Runner-up at USF Invitational, clearing 12-3.50…Finished tied for sixth at Florida Relays with mark of 11-3.75…Scored at SEC Indoor Championships, tying for eighth place with mark of 12-0…Finished fifth at Tyson Invitational, clearing then personal best bar of 12-7.50… Finished third in pole vault at Gator Invitational, clearing 12-5.50… Runner-up at SEC Invitational with mark of 12-0…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 12-11.75 (pole vault)…Competed in 12 meets (four indoor, eight outdoor)…Finished ninth in pole vault at NCAA East Regional, clearing 12-0.50...Third at SEC Outdoor Championships with clearance of 12-11.75 in pole vault...Claimed runner-up honors at both Seminole Twilight and Florida Women's Track and Field Classic...Cleared 12-6 at Sun Angel Classic to finish third…Third at SEC Quad meet…Placed second at Florida Relays in open pole vault after clearing 12-4...Finished in top 10 three times during indoor season, including fifth-place clearance of 12-1.50 at SEC Challenge.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 11-9 in pole vault…Captain of varsity track team her senior year…Varsity track member for four years…Set Gaither HS record in pole vault (11-9)…Wendy's High School Heisman nominee…Class 4A 2001 and 2002 Florida Girls State pole vault champion (11-6) and runner-up in 2001 (11-6)…Ranked 25th in nation as a junior…MVP and leading scorer for high school team in 2001…Best All-Around girls' track athlete in 2000.

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