Women's Track

    Emily Tharpe Up Close

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    Feb. 11, 2003

    Emily Tharpe Up Close

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Sophomore Emily Tharpe is in just her second season on the Hoosier track and field team, but she holds the IU indoor and outdoor pole vault records. Tharpe cleared a height of 3.96 meters (12'11.75") at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington during the 2002 outdoor season. In indoor competition, she vaulted 3.91 meters (12'10") to take third at the Big Ten Championships. A native of Erie, Pa. (McDowell HS), Tharpe won the 2000 Nike Indoor National pole vault competition. She is off to a great start again this season, placing first in two of the Hoosiers' meets. To get to know Emily off the track, read on...

    Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles

    Best book I have read: Tuesdays With Morrie

    My advice to young people: Keep all options open

    Best concert I have ever attended: Janet Jackson

    Ten years from now, I hope to: find out what career I’m going to enjoy and do for the rest of my life

    My most prized possession: home

    What drew me to Indiana: the beautiful campus

    The CD I currently have in my player: John Mayer

    The people who have helped the most since I have been at IU: My roommates Larra and Emily

    Most memorable moment in my athletic career: Clearing a cross bar for the first time

    Most embarassing moment in athletic career: Ducking under pole vault cross bar as a freshman in high school so I wouldn’t hit it with my face





     

     

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