WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2005-06): Indoor - Reached a PR, NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark and meet record in high jump of 1.78m/5-10i and NCAA PQ in 60m hurdles (8.43 seconds) at WSU Open (1/21/06, Pullman)...injured ankle during pentathlon at Cougar Indoor (1/27/06) and did not compete rest of season...Outdoor - Reached NCAA Automatic Qualifying with 5,579 points in heptathlon with third-place finish at Texas Relays...re-injured ankle at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/06) and did not compete in Pac-10 Championships...third place in heptathlon at NCAA Championships and another All-America honor with PR of 5,757 points (6/10/06, Sacramento)...broke Ellannee Richardson's 2003 school hept record with 5,855 points for a fifth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (6/24/06, Indianapolis)...reached PRs in all seven events during year.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Indoor - Started season by breaking own school pentathlon record with NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark of 3,928 points (1/28/05, Pullman)...at the MPSF Championships won the pentathlon with a school record and NCAA Automatic Qualifying 4,086 points and the next day won the high jump with a clearance at 1.71m/5-7 1/4i (2/26/05, Seattle)...earned All-America honors at NCAA Indoor Championships with 4,000 points for 10th place in pentathlon...Outdoor - Won the Texas Relays heptathlon with NCAA PQ and PR of 5,492 points, fourth-best in school history (4/7/05, Austin), making her national leader and second best mark of year by American woman...named Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week (April 4-10)...led heptathlon after first day of Pac-10 Combined Events Championships with a first-day PR of 3,393 points but ended as runner-up to twin sister Julie...Diana scored NCAA AQ and PR of 5,563 points (5/8/05, Los Angeles)...next weekend at Pac-10 Championships placed sixth in 100m hurdles (13.79), seventh in high jump (1.70m/5-7) and ran third leg on fifth-place 4x100m relay (45.91)...finished sixth in heptathlon at NCAA Championships with PR 5,595 points (6/11/05, Sacramento)...All-American.
SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Indoor - At the MPSF Championships, finished second in the pentathlon with a school record and NCAA Provisional Qualifying 3,913 points...also placed fifth in the 60m hurdles (8.44i) and ran third leg of second place 4x400m relay (3:42.00i)...sprained her ankle prior to NCAA Indoor Championships and scored 3,786 points in the pentathlon for 12th place...Outdoor - Redshirt after missing most of season due to foot injury.
FRESHMAN (2002-03): Indoor - Finished seventh in the 60m hurdles at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with a season-best time of 8.64i seconds (2/22/03, Nampa)...tied for 11th in the long jump at the MPSF with leap of 5.35m/17-6 3/4i...top long jump of season was 5.62m/18-5 1/4i at adidas Classic (2/8/03, Lincoln)...Outdoor - At the Pac-10 Championships (5/18/03, Los Angeles) reached fourth place in heptathlon with 5,254 points...mark is fifth-best in school history...also ran the prelims of the 100m hurdles (12th)...at the NCAA Championships, fell in the heptathlon 800m and watched sixth-place standing and All-America status disappear...finished 27th with 4,586 points after ending first day in ninth.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six letters at Rowlett High including four for track coach Ray Young and two as a middle blocker for volleyball coach Kathy Bothun...in 2001 ranked number one U.S. junior heptathlete by Track & Field News...2001 Junior Olympic National Heptathlon Champion with 5,365 points which broke WSU's Ellannee Richardson's 1998 prep record of 5,104 points...point total is also second highest in American history...2001 Texas state 5A 100m hurdles champion (13.75 seconds) and was the runner-up in 2002 (13.71w)...300m hurdles PR time of 41.17 is top-ranked prep performance nationally...100m hurdles PR time of 13.76 was ranked fourth nationally and has run a 13.71w...finished second at 2002 Indoor National Scholastic Sports Foundation heptathlon...member of the US Junior National Team and Junior World Championships...2002 National High School Indoor Pentatlon champion...earned first All-American honors after third place at USATF Championships sophomore year...senior year earned first team volleyball all-district honors.
PERSONAL. Born Diana Lynn Pickler 12/9/83 at Shreveport, La...father Bill is the owner of Advanced Concrete Services...stepmother JJ is a flight attendant...mother Chris is an accountant...stepfather Ron Root is a pilot...sisters Julie (twin - 12/9/83), Katie (9/11/81) and Shine (3/17/98)...brothers Griffin (1/17/96) and Clay (6/25/93)...majoring in general studies at WSU.
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2005 Heptathlon 2nd 5,563 points 100m Hurdles 6th 13.79 High Jump 7th 1.70m / 5-7 2003 Heptathlon 4th 5,254 points 100m Hurdles 12th 14.03
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2006 Heptathlon 3rd 5,757 points 2005 Heptathlon 6th 5,595 points Pentathlon (Indoor) 10th 4,000 points 2004 Pentathlon (Indoor) 12th 3,786 points 2003 Heptathlon 27th 4,586 points
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