Event: Pole Vault (IN: 12-9 ½; OUT: 13-1 ½)
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 feet, 9 ½ inches 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 13-1 ½ 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.
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.