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Player Bio: Tamara Diles :: Track  

  Tamara Diles
Tamara Diles
Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Bellevue, Washington

High School:
Newport High

Height:
5-10

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
11/05/1982

WSU CAREER. 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 Regionals.

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…planning to major in sport management at WSU.

DILES’S WSU BESTS
Pole Vault - 4.35m / 14-3 1/4i SR (2002)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2003 Pole Vault 5th 3.95m / 12-11 1/2 FSR

NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2003 Pole Vault 16thT 3.82m / 12-6 1/4

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2002 Indoor Pole Vault 3rd 4.25m / 13-11 1/4i

Washington State Cougars Track & Field