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     Laura Wendelberger  
    Laura

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Los Alamos, NM

    High School:
    Los Alamos

    Position:
    Jumps


    12/05/2014

    Irish Start Strong At Blue & Gold Invitational

    Notre Dame won 22 of 30 events.

    AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in four meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... was quite busy to begin first collegiate campaign, competing in three meets at the Blue and Gold Invitational: placed eighth in the 60m hurdles (9.93); jumped to a fifth place finish in the high jump (1.57m); and finished eighth in the long jump (5.17m) ... lone outdoor competition occurred at the Border Battle, placing 13th in the long jump (5.22m).

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Los Alamos High School (Los Alamos, N.M.) in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in track & field, three in soccer and two in diving ... state champion in 4x100m relay (2013) and also recorded personal best in high jump (5'5") and long jump (18' 6.25") ... junior year set the school and state record in the 4x100m relay (48.65) on way to a state championship ... also set the 300m hurdles school record in 2012 (44.73) ... high jump state champion in 2010 (5'4") ... two-time Team High Point Athlete ... has numerous family members that attended Notre Dame: sisters Barbara ('10) and Beth ('14), uncle Earl Guertin ('67), cousins Sara ('97) and Patrick ('97) Brennan ... was the treasurer at United Way of Northern New Mexico ... named a National AP Scholar ... earned Oppenheimer Award in memory of Mary and Harold Argo ... full name is Laura Jean Wendelberger ... born in Los Alamos, N.M. ... daughter of James and Joanne Wendelberger ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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