Women's Track



    Laura Williams  
    Laura Williams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Marion, Ohio

    High School:
    Pleasant

    Event:
    Pole Vault/High Jump


    2009-10 (R-JUNIOR): Indoor: Cleared a season-best 3.75m (12-3.5) at Big Tens for 12th place. Outdoor: Matched her career best with clearance of 3.85m (12-7.5) at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," fourth-best in IU lore ... advanced to the NCAA East Preliminaries, where she cleared 3.75m ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008-09 (R-SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Added 30 centimeters to her career mark at the Gladstein Invitational, clearing 3.85m for third place ... took 15th at Big Tens with a clearance of 3.67m. Outdoor: Finished third in the pole vault at the Indiana Invitational with a height of 3.85m (12-07.50) qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional for the first time in her career ... 3.85m is the fourth best in IU history ... matched her career best at Big Tens to tie for sixth, but finished ninth after tiebreaker.

    2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Redshirted in both indoor and outdoor.

    2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Posted a personal-best vault of 3.55 meters at the Pole Vault Summit during the indoor season ... also competed in the indoor high jump and posted a mark of 1.50 meters. Outdoor: Recorded a mark of 3.65m in the vault during the outdoor season.

    PREP/PERSONAL: Earned All-Ohio honors between 2004-06 in track and field ... was an all-conference pick all four years at Pleasant High School ... was the 2004 state runner-up in the high jump ... was the 2006 indoor state champion, setting a new pole vault record of 12-0.25 ... was also the outdoor Ohio record holder in the pole vault with a mark of 12-0.00 ... posted career-bests of 16-6.50 in the long jump, 5-6.50 in the high jump, 12-0.25 in the pole vault, 32-11.50 in the triple jump and 16.18 in the 100m hurdles ... was runner-up at the Midwest Meet of Champions and school-record holder in the pole vault and high jump ... was a four-year track and field letterwinner and 2006 captain at Pleasant ... helped lead team to a conference, district and regional championship in 2003 ... also participated in gymnastics club competition ... earned Academic All-Ohio honors between 2004-06 ... was also a National Honor Society member.

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