Frano, Lozes, White, Breaux please Coach Peterson with their performances on the day
Team set 16 personal records last week at South Alabama Invitational
Awarded to student-athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better
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
|Lapucha's Career Best Performances|
|Pole Vault||3.80m (12' 5.75") (1/30/13)|
|Pole Vault||3.92m (12' 10.25") (5/11/13)|
Indoor Track and Field: Posted results in five regular season meets and the Conference USA Championships...competed only in the pole vault...scored four points for Tulane during the Conference USA Championships by placing fourth in the pole vault with a leap of 3.74m (12' 3.75")...notched a career best 3.80m (12' 5.75") at the Cherry and Silver Invitational (1/20/13), good for second place in school history...her 3.75m (12' 3.5") pole vault during the New Mexico Classic (2/2/13) was the eighth best pole vault on the season by a Greenie...also competed in the Crimson Tide Opener, LSU Twilight and the Panther Ice Breaker.
Outdoor Track and Field:Posted results in eight regular season meets, as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships and the NCAA East Regionals...competed only in the pole vault...Conference USA silver medalist in the pole vault for her jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/11), posting a new personal best of 3.92 meters (12' 10.25") - good for second in school history...notched a leap of 3.85 meters (12' 7.5") at the NCAA East Regionals (5/24), the first time she competed in a regional...recorded a jump of 3.81 meters (12' 6") at the South Alabama Invitational (4/13)...posted three other vaults of 3.70 meters or better on the season: a 3.77 meter (12' 4.5") performance at the Mesa Classic (4/5), a 3.75 meter (12' 3.5") vault at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6) and a 3.72 meter (12' 2.5") jump at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/20)...also competed at the Tulane Team Challenge (3.66 meter or 12' 0" on 3/2), Samford Invitational (3.65 meter or 11' 11.75" on 4/27), the LSU Relays (3.56 meters or 11' 8" on 3/22) and the Stanford Invitational (3.53 meters or 11' 7" on 3/30).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Academic Medal honors.
Indoor Track and Field: Set the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 3.66-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/25)...competed in five of the team's seven meets...participated in the pole vault...ranked 6th in Conference USA in the pole vault...scored 3.5 team points at the Conference USA Championships...led the team in the pole vault...owned the top mark and five of the top-ten on the squad...cleared 3.40-meters at the Crimson Tide Opener (1/14) in the pole vault...vaulted 3.40-meters at the Birmingham Ice Breaker (12/8)...also cleared 3.34-meters at the LSU Twilight (2/17) and 3.30-meters at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (1/21).
Outdoor Track and Field: Set the school record three times in the pole vault during the season with the final coming as a clearance of 3.80-meters at the Conference USA Championships (5/13)...earned Second Team All-Conference USA in the pole vault...competed in seven of the team's nine meets...participated in the pole vault in all seven meets...ranked 3rd in Conference USA in the pole vault...scored 6.33 team points at the Conference USA Championships...led the team in the pole vault...owned the top three marks in the event and six of the top ten heights on the squad...vaulted 3.67-meters at the LSU Relays (3/24)...won the individual title with a clearance of 3.65-metrs at the Jaguar Invitational (3/31)...vaulted 3.63-meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) and 3.57-meters at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...cleared 3.50-meters at both the South Alabama Invitational (4/14) and the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Medal of Honor for maintaining a 3.75 GPA or higher...named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club.
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in four of the team's six meets during the indoor season...participated in the pole vault in each meet...ranked first on the team in the event...owned the team's top three marks in the event during the indoor season...cleared a season-best height of 3.20-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/26)...posted a height of 3.12-meters at the LSU Twilight (2/18) and 3.10-meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in seven of the team's 11 meets during the outdoor campaign...pole vaulted in each of those seven meets...held the team's top mark in the event...owned the top seven marks in the event on the squad...finished in a tie for fifth place at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best clearance of 3.45-meters in the vault...posted heights of 3.41-meters at the LSU Relays (3/26) and 3.40-meters at the Louisiana Classics (3/19)...cleared 3.25 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) and the Tulane Team Challenge (3/9), while going 3.24-meters at the Steve Scott Invitational (4/30) in the pole vault...vaulted 3.22-meters at the South Alabama Invitational (4/9). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Medal of Honor and C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club.
About Joanna Lapucha
Prep: Lettered all four seasons for Lafayette High School and head coach Ronald Baillargeon...was the Louisiana State 5A Runner-up in the pole vault during both the indoor and outdoor season as a senior...placed third in the indoor 800-meter run at the state meet...helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a runner-up finish at the indoor state championships and a third place finish at the outdoor championships...placed fourth at the Louisiana State Championships during her freshman season in the pole vault...holds the school record in the 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay and the Distance Medley...in the classroom, was one of the valedictorians in her graduating class.
Personal: Born Joanna Eryka Lapucha on December 19, 1991...the daughter of Dariusz and Natasza Lapucha...has two brothers, Adam and Mateusz.