JUNIOR (2005-06): Indoor - Struggled with knee injury...finished 12th in the triple jump at the MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Had knee surgery in March and did not compete until end of April...finished 16th in triple jump at Pac-10 Championships...named to Pac-10 T&F All-Academic first team. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Indoor - Reached PR of 11.95m/39-2 1/2i at Holiday Inn Invite (2/12/05, Boise)...hit long jump PR of 5.48m/17-11 3/4i at Husker Invite (2/5/05, Lincoln)...16th in triple jump at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Leaped to NCAA Regional Qualifying and PR triple jump mark of 12.28m/40-3 1/2 at WSU-UW Dual Meet (4/30/05, Seattle)...12th place in Pac-10 Championships triple jump...finished eighth in triple jump at NCAA West Region with best of 12.21m/40-0 3/4W (5/28/05, Eugene) after having to wait nearly two hours between the prelims and finals due to a thunderstorm...named to Pac-10 All-Academic Track & Field first team...National Collegiate Div. I Track Coaches Association 2005 All-Academic Track & Field Team selection. FRESHMAN (2003-04): Indoor - Suffered hamstring injury and did not compete this season...Outdoor - Reached a triple jump PR with leap of 11.94m/ 39-2 1/4 for eighth place finish at Pac-10 Championships (5/29/04, Northridge)...mark is 10th-best in school history.
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Indoor - Suffered hamstring injury and did not compete this season...Outdoor - Reached a triple jump PR with leap of 11.94m/ 39-2 1/4 for eighth place finish at Pac-10 Championships (5/29/04, Northridge)...mark is 10th-best in school history.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven letters at Bellingham High...four as a sprinter/jumper for coach Bill McClement's track squad and three on coach Mark Wright's soccer team...was 3A state champion in triple jump as a senior...member of state champion 4x200m relay team and state runner-up 4x100m relay team...Northwest league leading scorer in soccer...earned all-state honors as member of state runner-up soccer squad (18-1-1)...BHS all-time leading scorer with over 100 career goals...served as team captain and was named NWL co-MVP...junior year, was state, league and district champion in the triple jump...finished fourth at state in long jump and member of sixth place 4x100m relay team...posted triple jump PR of 37-7 3/4 and long jump PR of 18-5...earned first team all-league honors as soccer captain and led NWL in goals scored...finished sixth at state in triple jump and seventh at state in the long jump as a sophomore...named track MVP...was NWL's leading goal scorer in soccer...freshman year, was member of state seventh place 4x100m relay team and named field events MVP...played seven years of select soccer with the WFC Rangers under coach Steve Kutcher, serving as captain for four years...middle hitter for the Mt. Baker Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL. Born Kaylee Marie Gardner 8/23/84 at Bellingham, Wash...father Gary is a graphic designer...mother Sandy is a training coordinator...sister Darcie (10/24/86)...enjoys shopping, movies and hanging out with friends...BHS four-year honor roll student and member of ASB executive board...member of Key club and DECA...served as chairperson for BHS leadership team...majoring in movement studies.
GARDNER'S WSU BESTS
Long Jump - 5.48m / 17-11 3/4i (2005)
Triple Jump - 12.28m / 40-3 1/2 (2005)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2006 Triple Jump 16th 11.26m / 36-11 1/2
2005 Triple Jump 12th 11.74m / 38-6 1/4
2004 Triple Jump 8th 11.94m / 39-2 1/4
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES
2005 Triple Jump 8th 12.21m / 40-0 3/4W