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Lacey Sanchez
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: St. Michael HS
Other College: Southeastern Louisiana
Major: English
Born: 06/19/1990
Lacey Sanchez Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2013

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 12-9 ½; OUT: 13-1 ¾)

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in English … One of the top pole vaulters in the history of the Lady Tiger program … A two-year letterwinner in 2012 and 2013 who ended her collegiate career as the No. 3-ranked pole vaulter indoors (12-9 ½) and outdoors (13-1 ¾) on LSU’s all-time performance list in the event … Was an NCAA Championship qualifier as a senior in 2013 with an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Tied for eighth place in the pole vault for her top career SEC finish in her final appearance at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2013.

2013
Enjoyed her best campaign as a Lady Tiger during her senior season in 2013 … An NCAA Championships qualifier while competing in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her career … Tied for 44th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a clearance of 12 feet, 1 ½ inches in her final appearance for the Lady Tigers … Cleared a lifetime PR of 13-1 ¾ in a runner-up finish at the LSU Relays early in the outdoor season … Strengthened her hold on the No. 3 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the women’s pole vault with her lifetime best of 13-1 ¾ … Scored for the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championships for the first time in her collegiate career by tying for eighth place overall at the SEC Indoor Championships … Cleared an indoor seasonal best of 12-7 ½ at the SEC Indoor meet for a tie for eighth place … Went up and over the bar at 12-7 ¼ for a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight meet during the indoor season … Also vaulted at the Texas A&M Triangular (12-3 ½), Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (12-1 ½), LSU Invitational (12-1 ½) and Tyson Invitational (11-5 ¾) during the indoor year … Competed in the pole vault at the SEC Outdoor Championships for the second-straight season … Ended the event in fourth place at the Battle on the Bayou (12-3 ¼), sixth place at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (12-0 ½) and tied for seventh place at the LSU Alumni Gold (12-2 ½) during the outdoor season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2013 season.

2012
Lettered in the pole vault during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in her first year as a Lady Tiger … Competed in the event at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Cleared a seasonal-best and indoor personal-best height of 12-9 ½ for 10th place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Vaulted 12-6 ¾ for third place at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Also cleared the 12-foot barrier at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (12-1 ½) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (12-0 ¾) during the indoor season … Won the pole vault title at the Cole-Lancon Invitational during the outdoor season after clearing the bar at 12-0 … Posted an outdoor seasonal-best of 12-4 ½ for fifth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also vaulted at the Battle on the Bayou (11-9), Arizona State Tri-Meet (11-8) and LSU Relays (11-6 ½) during the outdoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A former Southland Conference champion in the pole vault during her two-year tenure at Southeastern Louisiana University … Set the SLU school record with a personal-best clearance of 13 feet, 1 ½ inches in a win at the 2010 Southland Conference Outdoor Championships … Broke her own school record of 12-11 ¾ set in winning the pole vault at the 2010 LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., in 2010 … Cleared 11-9 ¾ at the NCAA East Prelims to finish in 34th place … Also won pole vault titles outdoors at the Cole-Lancon Twilight (12-1 ½), McNeese State Cowboy Relays (12-0) and South Alabama Invitational (11-5) during her sophomore season in 2010 … Set an indoor school record of 12-1 ½ in a third-place finish at the 2010 Southland Conference Indoor Championships … Competed at the prep level at St. Michael the Archangel High School … Was named an eight-time first-team all-district performer in track and field in such events as the 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and pole vault … Added four second-team all-district honors in such events as the 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles … Was the state bronze medalist in the 300 hurdles in 2007.

PERSONAL
Born on June 19, 1990 … Parents are Paula and John Sanchez, Jr. … Has an older sister, Jaci, who played softball at Southwest Mississippi Community College … Was crowned Miss Southeastern 2010 … Majoring in English.

 

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