Position
Pole Vault
Height
5'4
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Mount Carmel Academy

Event: Pole Vault (IN: 10-2 ¾; OUT: 10-2)

2012
Wrapped up the 2012 indoor season by clearing a lifetime personal best of 10 feet, 2 ¾ inches in the pole vault at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Tied for fourth place in the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also competed in the pole vault at the LSU Twilight indoors … Stepped onto the pole vault runway in four outdoor meets at the LSU Relays, Battle on the Bayou, LSU Alumni Gold and Cole-Lancon Invitational … Honored for her academic performance as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career.

2011
Competed in seven meets as a true freshman in 2011 … Opened the season by clearing an indoor season best in the pole vault at 10 feet, 2 inches while tying for seventh place at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Also competed at the LSU Twilight and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier during the indoor season … Kicked off the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics by setting an outdoor best of 10-2 in a seventh-place finish … Cleared a height of 10-0 for a 19th place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also saw action in the pole vault at the LSU Tiger Relays and LSU Invitational during the outdoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A four-time district champion in the pole vault during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy … Won four-straight district titles from 2007-10 … Also captured a regional championship during her senior season in 2010 … A three-time state championships qualifier in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Helped lead her high school team to six district championships from 2005-10 … Also a four-year letterwinner as a member of the soccer team at Mount Carmel Academy … While playing as a right midfielder, helped her soccer team win a pair of district championships … Soccer team was the state runner-up during her senior season … In addition, led her soccer team to the state quarterfinals as a freshman and to the state semifinals as a junior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Laura Elizabeth Rose … Born on Jan. 28, 1992 … Parents are Mark and Kelly Rose …  Brother, Kyle, is also a pole vaulter on the LSU track and field team … An honor student during her prep career at Mount Carmel Academy … Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll … Plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology with a concentration human movement.

 

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