WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2004-05): Indoor - Placed second at MPSF Championships by judges' decision at 4.17m/13-8 1/4i (2/25/05, Seattle)...finished ninth at the NCAA Indoor Championships 4.10m/13-5 1/4i (3/12/05, Fayetteville)...repeated as indoor All-American...Outdoor - Set school outdoor pole vault record with clearance of 4.15m/13-7 1/4 Washington dual meet (4/30/05, Seattle)...took second place at Pac-10 Championships with height of 4.05m/13-3 1/2 (5/15/05, Los Angeles)...tied for eighth at NCAA West Regional with last clearance at 3.96m/12-11 3/4 (5/27/05, Eugene)...finished in a tie for seventh and earned first outdoor All-America certificate after clearing pole vault bar at 4.10m/13-5 1/4 (6/11/05, Sacramento)...named to honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Track & Field team...National Collegiate Div. I Track Coaches Association 2005 All-Academic Track & Field Team selection.
SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Indoor - Opened year with season best and NCAA Provisional Qualifying clearance of 4.00m/13-1 1/2 at the WSU Open (1/24/04, Pullman)...tied for fourth at the MPSF Championships (2/28/04, Seattle) with the bar at 3.88m/12-8 3/4i...Outdoor - Top pole vault height of the season was 3.97m/13-0 1/4 at Stanford Invitational (3/27/04)...cleared height again at the dual meet against Washington (5/1/04, Pullman)...finished ninth at Pac-10 Championships (5/7/04, Tucson) with height of 3.92m/12-10 1/4...took 12th place at NCAA West Regional with bar at 3.91m/12-10 (5/29/04, Northridge)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2002-03): Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Finished fifth in the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 3.95m/12-11 1/2 at the Pac-10 Championships (5/18/03, Los Angeles), setting the freshman outdoor record...placed 16th at the NCAA West Regional. FRESHMAN (2001-02): Broke the school freshman pole vault record by clearing a height of 4.02m/13-2 1/4 at the Winter Carnival Meet (12/7/01, Long Beach)...Indoor - Broke school record winning the Elite Women's Section at the Pole Vault Summit (2002, Reno) with a height of 4.35m/14-3 1/4 (1/11/02, Reno)...set Vandal Indoor meet record with winning leap of 41.3m/13-7 3/4i (2/15/02, Moscow)...after a month of nursing a sore foot and limited training, finished sixth at the MPSF Championships with a height of 3.90m/12-9 1/2 (2/23/02, Flagstaff)...became only the eighth Cougar woman to achieve All-America status with third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with her clearance of 4.25m/13-11 1/4i (3/8/02, Fayetteville)...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned ten varsity letters competing in track and field, gymnastics, and cheerleading at Newport High...an outstanding gymnast for coach Cathy Sutherland as the Knights won four consecutive state titles...individual state titles included three years on bars and floor exercises, placed third in all-around all three years...pictured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd section as first gymnast in Washington to win two events three years in a row...as a pole vaulter for coach Mindy Leffler, won the state championship as a senior and set 3A record with a clearance of 12-0...also ran 100m and 200m dash and on relays...named Eastside Journal Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL. Born 11/5/82 at Ventura, California...father John is a business owner...mother Roberta owns a gymnastics facility...older brother Trenton (1/3/81) and sister Wallina (5/1/79), and younger sister Jocelyn (3/16/84)...senior class secretary...enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding...majoring in sport management at WSU.
DILES'S WSU BESTS
Pole Vault - 4.35m / 14-3 1/4i SR indoors (2002)
4.15m / 13-7 1/4 SR outdoors (2005)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2005 Pole Vault 2nd 4.05m / 13-3 1/2 2004 Pole Vault 9th 3.92m / 12-10 1/4 2003 Pole Vault 5th 3.95m / 12-11 1/2 FSR
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2005 Pole Vault 8thT 3.96m / 12-11 3/4 2004 Pole Vault 12th 3.91m / 12-10 2003 Pole Vault 16thT 3.82m / 12-6 1/4
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2005 Outdoor Pole Vault 7thT 4.10m / 13-5 1/4 Indoor Pole Vault 9th 4.10m / 13-5 1/4i 2002 Indoor Pole Vault 3rd 4.25m / 13-11 1/4i