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Pole Vault
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Bishop Blanchet


Honors: Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American (Pole Vault - 2017)...NCAA Outdoor Championships Participant (Pole Vault - 2017, 2018) • NCAA East First Round Participant (Pole Vault - 2017, 2018) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2017)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2017, 2018)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2017, 2018)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017).

2018-19 T&F: Competed in five indoor events in the pole vault … recorded second at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge (1/24) with a mark of 4.20m … followed that performance up with a personal best 4.30m at the Camel City Invitational (2/1), good for first place … placed seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/21) with a mark of 4.08m ... did not compete during the 2019 outdoor season.

2017-18 T&F: A pole vaulter who participated in seven competitions during the indoor campaign and seven competitions during the outdoor season, earning top five finishes on 12 occasions … placed in the top five in every competition across the indoor campaign, including a second-place finish in the pole vault at the Carolina Cup (1/13) to open the indoor season with a mark of 12-9.5 … captured a first-place finish at the Power Five Invite (2/3), clearing 13-8.25 … cleared 13-11.25 at the ACC Indoor Championships, which ranks third all-time at Duke for indoors, in her best performance of the indoor campaign to place fourth and earn All-ACC Second Team honors … selected to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track and Field Team … placed fourth at the Tennessee Relays (4/13), clearing 13-9.25, which ranks fourth all-time in Duke history … qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing in seventh place after clearing 13-3.50 … earned a second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships with a solid performance at the NCAA East Prelims, where she cleared 13-8.50 to place third … earned the highest finish of her career at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, taking 15th with a mark of 13-7.25 to earn Second Team All-America honors … named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team.

2016-17 T&F: Competed four times during the indoor season and seven times in the outdoor season, specializing in the pole vault…Debuted with a third place finish at the Bob Pollock Invitational (1/28) and followed it up with a second place finish at the Armory Invitational (2/4)…Set a new personal-best by clearing 13-8.25 (4.17) at the VT Challenge (2/18), putting her fifth at the event and fourth on the Duke all-time list…During the outdoor season, took second place at the Battle of the Blues (4/1), at the Duke Invitational (4/22), at the Virginia Grand Prix (4/29), and at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14)…Recorded a new-personal best and the fourth best height in Duke history when she cleared 13-9.25 (4.20) at the Pacific Coast Meet (4/13)…Competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/27), finishing in 11th place… Closed out the year with an appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10) and finishing in 17th there to earn Honorable Mention All-American status…Named to Indoor and Outdoor All-ACC Academic team and to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under Charlie Shugart while attending Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Wash…broke Washington state pole vault record multiple times…high school MVP in 2013 and 2015…2016 Tony Burkardt Award recipient, given to a student-athlete that overcomes adversity…Washington State girl’s decathlon record holder…Washington Athletic Club Scholar-Athlete recipient…National Honor Society member…St. Thomas Aquinas Academic Achievement Award recipient…mentor to incoming freshmen for three years.

Personal: Daughter of Sheila and Bill Marty…born on Dec. 29, 1997 in Seattle, Wash…has one brother, Sean…grandfather William R. Marty graduated from Duke. 

Duke Indoor PR
Pole Vault [3] – 4.30m (2/1/2019)

Duke Outdoor PR
Pole Vault [5] – 4.20m (4/12/2018)

[ ] denotes ranking in school record book

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