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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Alex Black

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Alex Black





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.


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