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Andrea Peterson
Andrea Peterson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bonney Lake, Wash.

High School:
Sumner

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
3V

2009: Had a remarkable breakthrough at the tail end of her collegiate career, setting a seven-inch personal-best at the West Regional meet to place second and qualify for her first NCAA Championships ... at NCAA Outdoors, placed 17th in qualifying, missing the final by one spot after clearing 13-1 ½ ... what could have been her last college meet at West Regionals turned into a career-day, as she cleared successive PRs, eventually getting over 13-9 ¾ to take second and earn the auto NCAA bid ... that Regional clearance was the second-best in school history behind former NCAA Champ Kate Soma ... prior to Regionals her lifetime-best was 13-2 ¼ set indoors at the UW Last Chance Qualifier, a NCAA Provisional mark ... cleared 13-feet for the first time in her career at the MPSF Championships, where she was eighth at 13-1 ½ ... scored at the Pac-10 Championships for the first time, placing seventh with a clearance of 13-0 ¼ ... earned her first Regional mark with a clearance of 12-11 ½ at the Jim Click Shootout, placing third ... second in the pole vault at the UW-WSU dual at 12-2 ... third at the Stanford Invite, clearing 12-7 ½.

2008: Set personal bests both indoors and out and was UW's No. 2 vaulter indoors ... tied for seventh at the UW Invitational with a season-best of 12-feet, 8-inches that ties for seventh-best in school history indoors ... finished tied for 16th at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 12-1 ¼ ... outdoor season-best came at the Pac-10 Championships, where she tied for 14th clearing 12-1 ½ ... mark ties for 10th on the UW outdoor Top-10.

2007: Broke into the UW indoor Top-10 list in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-3 ½ at the National Pole Vault Summit ... cleared 12 feet in each of her first four indoor meets ... finished 13th at the MPSF Championships and 16th at the Pac-10 Championships ... season-best outdoor vault of 11-6 ¼ came at the Ken Shannon Invite, good for fifth place.

2006: Did not compete indoors or outdoors.

2005: Redshirted the 2005 season to preserve a year of eligibility ... competed unattached in the pole vault during the indoor season, earning a season-best of 11-9 at the Husky Classic.

High School and Personal: Parents are Heidi and Ed ... has a younger brother, Arne ... aunt Lorah Brakke and uncle David Peterson each rowed on UW crews ... only participated in track her junior and senior seasons ... placed seventh in the vault at the 2003 state meet, her first year of competition in the event, and was second in 2004 ... earned All-State honors as a senior ... also earned All-State honors as a gymnast in 2004 after taking second at the state championships ... was a prep gymnastics teammate of Husky gymnast Raimey Iselin ... plans on studying medicine.

Major Meets
2007 MPSF TF - 13th, PV
2007 Pac-10 TF - 16th, PV
2008 MPSF TF - t16th, PV
2008 Pac-10 TF - t14th, PV
2009 MPSF TF - 8th, PV
2009 Pac-10 TF - 7th, PV
2009 Regional TF - 2nd, PV
2009 NCAA-O - 17th, PV

Collegiate Best Marks
Pole Vault.......13-2 1/4i / 13-9 3/4

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