- Alex Black
- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
Pole Vault: 3.68m/12-0.75, 2007 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville , Ark.
Pole Vault: 3.70m/12-1.50, twice, last at 2007 SEC Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2008 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 3.67m/12-0.50 (pole vault) … Competed in five meets (five indoor) … Came up just a centimeter shy of her indoor PR at SEC Indoor Championships, recording mark of 3.67m/12-0.50 to finish 17th … Cleared bar at 3.55m/11-7.75 at Tom Jones Memorial Classic to tie for sixth.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays B-division pole vault (3.50m/11-5.75) … Best of 3.70m/12-1.50 (pole vault) … Competed in 12 meets (six indoor, six outdoor) … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Recorded eighth-place finish with vault of 3.70m/12-1.50, matching her PR, at SEC Outdoor Championships … Cleared bar at 3.50m/11-5.75 at National Training Center Spring Fling to take third … Achieved PR of 3.70m/12-1.50 at Sun Angel Classic to take ninth … Vaulted 3.50m/11-5.75 to finish fifth at Mesa Classic … Earned first career victory in pole vault B-division at Pepsi Florida Relays after clearing 3.50m/11-5.75 … Cleared 3.37m/11-0.75 to finish 15th at SEC Indoor Championships … Achieved then personal-best mark of 3.68m/12-0.75 at Tyson Invitational to finish 11th … Vaulted 3.50m/11-5.75 to finish fourth at Clemson Opener.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 3.66m/12-0 (pole vault) … Competed in eight meets (four indoor, four outdoor) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Opened outdoor season with back-to-back eighth-place finishes at Walt Disney World Invitational (3.40m/11-0.50) and Diet Pepsi Classic (3.40m11-0.50) … Cleared 11 feet for third time indoors with mark of 3.53m/11-7 at Florida Fast Times … Cleared height of 3.66m/12-0 in second collegiate meet at Gator Invitational during indoor competition … Opened college career with sixth-place finish at Florida Intercollegiate with mark of 3.50m/11-5.75.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 12-0 in pole vault and 31-10 in triple jump … Jump of 12-0 in pole vault set St. Thomas Aquinas record … 2005 All-American at National Scholastic Indoor Track and Field Championships with sixth-place finish in pole vault (11-1.50) … High school coaches were Jim Pedley and Dave Shepherd … Member of track and field team that won four-straight Class 3A state titles, three regional championships and two county titles … Individually, was Class 3A state pole vault runner-up in 2005 (11-6) … Three time All-Broward County selection.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Aug. 5, 1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … Daughter of Melvin and Pamela Black … Has
a brother, Connor … 2005 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas … Also considered Georgia, Duke and North Carolina … Member of National Honor Society … Was National Merit Commended Scholar … Enjoys reading and cooking.