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