Frano, Lozes, White, Breaux please Coach Peterson with their performances on the day
Team set 16 personal records last week at South Alabama Invitational
All set personal bests during their performances
Squad looks to gain steam in a meet close to home before heading to the C-USA Championships
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
|Knierim's Career Best Performances|
|Pole Vault||3.75m (12' 3.5") (2/2/13)|
|Pole Vault||3.81m (12' 6") (4/13/13)|
Indoor Track and Field: Posted results in five of the team's regular season meets as well as the Conference USA Championships...competed only in the pole vault...scored three points for Tulane during the Conference USA Championships (3/23/13) by placing sixth with a jump of 3.59m (11' 9.25")...posted a personal best of 3.75m (12' 3.5") during the New Mexico Classic (2/2/13), the third best jump in school history...notched heights of 3.69m (12' 1.25") and 3.65m (11' 11.75") at the LSU Twilight (2/15/13) and the Cherry and Silver Invitational (1/20/13), respectively...also competed in the Panther Ice Breaker (12/1/12) and the Crimson Tide Opener (1/12/13).
Outdoor Track and Field: Posted results in eight of the team's regular season meets as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships...competed only in the pole vault...posted the school's third best pole vault of all time - also a new personal best - at the South Alabama Invitational (4/13) with a jump of 3.81 meters (12' 6")...also pole vaulted at the Samford Invitational (3.80 meters or 12' 5.5" on 4/27), the LSU Relays (3.76 meters or 12' 4" on 3/22), the Sun Angel Classic (3.75 meters or 12' 3.5" on 4/6), the LSU Alumni Gold (3.72 meters or 12' 2.5" on 4/20), the Mesa Classic (3.67 meters or 12' 0.5" on 4/5), the Tulane Team Challenge (3.66 meters or 12' 0" on 3/2) and the Stanford Invitational (3.53 meters or 11' 7" on 3/30)...placed ninth at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (5/11) with a leap of 3.57 meters (11' 8.5")
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in six of the team's seven meets...participated in the pole vault in all six meets...ranked 8th in Conference USA in the pole vault...ranked second on the team in the pole vault...had the second and third best vaults of the season on the squad, with five of the top ten...cleared a season-best height of 3.54-meters in the pole vault at the LSU Twilight (2/17)...vaulted 3.52-meters at the Husker Invitational (2/4) and 3.40-meters at the Crimson Tide Opener (1/14)...also posted heights of 3.36-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/25), 3.30-meters at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (1/21) and 3.25-meters at the Birmingham Ice Breaker (12/8).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in five of the team's meets...participated in the pole vault in each meet...ranked 9th in Conference USA in the pole vault...ranked second on the team in the event...held the third, seventh, eighth and tenth best heights in the event on the squad...posted a season-best heighth of 3.65-meters in the pole vault at the South Alabama Invitational (4/14)...cleared 3.52-meters at the LSU Relays (3/24) and 3.50-meters at the Jaguar Invitational (3/31) in the pole vault...also vaulted 3.45-meters at the Conference USA Championships (5/13) and 3.43-meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club
About Jessica Knierim
Prep: Lettered all four years in track and field for head coach Len Pietrewicz while competing at Randolph High School...attended the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts...named team captain during her senior season...garnered All-State Second Team honors during her senior season...was a three time All- Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference pick in the pole vault as a sophomore, junior and senior...earned First Team All-Morris County laurels during her final two season at RHS...holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault...also holds the Morris County record in the pole vault...helped the Rams to a runner-up finish at the at the NJSIAA State Championships as a senior...qualified for the NJSIAA State Championships her final three seasons...also lettered once in cheerleading and three times in gymnastics.
Personal: Born Jessica A. Knierim on March 29, 1993...the daughter of Tim and Kathy Knierim...has one brother, Brian, and one sister, Caitlin.