Crowned Miss Louisiana in 2014 | Details
Event: Pole Vault (IN: 12-9 ½; OUT: 13-1 ¾)
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.
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.
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.
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.