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2008 Women's Track & Field Roster

Lauren Menke

Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Charles W. Flanagan)
Lauren Menke



Pole Vault: 3.55m/11-7.75, 2007 Indiana Team Classic, Bloomington, Ind.



Pole Vault: 3.80m/12-5.50, twice, last at 2007 Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa


HONORS: USTFCCCA All-Academic Team – 2007.


2006-07 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Best of 3.80m/12-5.50 (pole vault) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) … USTFCCCA All-Academic Team … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll  … Seventh in pole vault (3.70m/12-1.50) at SEC Outdoor Championships … Tied for eighth at Drake Relays by tying PR of 3.80m/12-5.50 in pole vault … Set personal-best of 3.80m/12-5.50 at National Training Center Spring Fling to take second … Recorded height of 3.70m/12-1.50 in pole vault at Sun Angel Classic to tie for sixth … Third in three consecutive meets to open outdoor season - 3.65m/11-11.75 at Florida State Relays, 3.35m/10-11.75 in B-division at Pepsi Florida Relays and then-personal-best 3.70m/12-1.50 at Sun Angel Classic … Vaulted 3.52m/11-6.50 to tie for ninth at SEC Indoor Championships … Cleared height of 3.53m/11-7 at Tyson Invitational to tie for 18th … Tied for eighth at Diet Pepsi Invitational with vault of 3.47m/11-4.50 … Achieved indoor personal-best 3.55m/11-7.75 to tie for sixth at Indiana Team Classic … Vaulted 3.40m/11-1.75 to take seventh at Florida Intercollegiate … Competed in first meet as Gator at Clemson Opener with mark of 3.50m/11-5.75 to finish third.


2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.


HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 3.04m/10-0 in pole vault … Lettered in volleyball and track & field at Charles W. Flanagan High School … Set school record in pole vault with mark of 10-0 in senior season … Fourth at FHSAA Class 4A State Championships in pole vault senior year (10-0) … Named winner of Miami Herald’s Best All-Around Female Award in 2005 … Member of district and regional championship track and field team senior season … Honored as Most Improved varsity volleyball player senior year.


BEYOND THE STATS: Born Lauren Elizabeth Menke Jan. 20, 1987, in Barnesville, Md. … Daughter of George and Julie Menke … Youngest of five children … 2005 graduate of Charles W. Flannagan High School … Lists hobbies as volunteering and traveling … Aspires to one day become orthopedic surgeon … President of National Honor Society her senior year … Also considered North Carolina, Duke, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Washington (Mo.) University before choosing Florida.


MAJORS: Microbiology and Cell Science

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