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Kelsey Bueno
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kent, Washington
High School: Kent-Meridian High
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2012-13): Indoor - Reached PR indoor pole vault of 3.92m/12-10 1.4i at Don Kirby Invite (2/8/13, Albuquerque)…finished 12th at MPSF Championships (3.79m/12-5 1/4i)…Outdoor - Skied to another PR by vaulting over 3.97m/13-0 14 for fourth place at Pac-12 Championships (5/12/13, Los Angeles)…mark is seventh-best in WSU all-time history…did not clear a bar at NCAA West Prelims…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention team.
 
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Indoor - Best season at WSU with PR pole vault of 3.75m/12-3 1/2i at Cherry and Silver Invite (1/21/12, Albuquerque)…finished 21st at MPSF Championships (3.48m/11-5i)…Outdoor - Soared over bar at 3.91m/12-10 for PR mark at the WSU-UW Dual Meet (4/28/12, Pullman)…mark is tied for sixth-best in WSU all-time pole vault records…did not clear a bar at Pac-12 Championships…named to Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team.
 
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Indoor - Pole vaulted 3.55m/11-7 3/4i at Washington Invitational (1/29/11, Seattle)…Outdoor - Cleared height of 3.66m/12-0 in pole vault at Jim Click Shootout (4/2/11, Tucson).
 
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven varsity letters at Kent-Meridian High…four in track and field…one in wrestling…two in dance where team finished seventh at 2008 state competition in hip hop…pole vaulted 10-feet as freshman…sophomore season reached 10-6 in vault...as a junior was state 4A runner-up in pole vault…reached PR height of 11-9…nominated for Female Athlete of the Year by Kent Reporter…senior season repeated as state 4A pole vault champion with PR height of 12-0…PR’d with vault of 12-2 at Tacoma Freedom Fair Beach Vault…named South Puget Sound League’s Outstanding Female Award…named team’s most outstanding competitor for class all four years…three years of competing at Junior Olympics National meets.
 
PERSONAL. Born in March 1992 in Kent, Wash…father Javier works in construction…mother Christine is a cashier…older sister Taylor…graduated with 3.81 GPA…earned AA degree from Green River CC with 3.63 GPA through Running Start program…majoring in computer science at WSU.
 
BUENO’S WSU BEST
Pole Vault - 3.97m / 13-0 1/4 (2013)
 
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2013    Pole Vault       4th       3.97m / 13-0 1/4
2012    Pole Vault       DNP    NH
 
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES
2013    Pole Vault            DNP        NH