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Women's Track & Field

 
Laura Walker
Laura Walker
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Eldersburg, Md
High School: Liberty
Position: Ploe Vault

2012 Outdoor: Set a new personal-best to improve the school record in the pole vault with a height of 3.35m (10' 11.75) at the Liberty Invitational... Placed fourth in the event at the America East Outdoor Championships by clearing a height of 3.30m (10' 10.0")... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2011-12 Indoor: Broke the school record in the pole vault by clearing 3.45m (11' 3.75") at the America East Indoor Championships in Boston... Finished in third place in the event at the conference meet.

2011 Outdoor: Did not compete... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2010-2011 Indoor: Set a personal-best in the women’s pole vault with a height 3.25m (10' 8") and finished fourth overall at the Patriot Games… Placed eighth in the pole vault at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships... Returns as the top performer in the indoor pole vault.

2009-10 Indoor: Set the UMBC record in the pole vault at 3.15m (10' 4")... Set the record twice, first at the George Mason Patriot Games and then at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games, finishing third and fourth, respectively.

2009 Outdoor: Competed at UMD Invitational and Bucknell Team Challenge in the pole vault.

2008-09 Indoor: Competed at Bison Opener and Rider/Lafayette Invitational in the pole vault.

Background: Earned the bronze at the Maryland State Championships in the pole vault as a senior… Did not start competing in the pole vault until her junior season.
 
Personal
: Only child of Robert and Nancy Walker… Member of the National Honor Society, as well as the National Art Honor Society… Father, Robert,  played soccer at UMBC… Plays the piano and flute... Born Sept. 20, 1990.

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