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01/26/2008

Notre Dame Invitational

Notre Dame Track & Field Invitational, Friday, January 25th 2008, at the Loftus Center

AS A SENIOR: Competed in the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the pole vault recording a height of 3.35m ... finished in the top ten at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational... competed at the Border Battle, finishing in the top ten and recording a season best 3.65m ... finished fourth at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... competed in the Indiana University Relays with a top ten finish.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished third in her season opening event, the Blue and Gold Invitational, clearing the bar at 3.40m ... went over the bar at 3.40m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener to claim fifth place ... finished in a tie for 15th after posting a mark of 3.12m ... at the Dave Rankin Invitational, shared seventh after clearing a height of 3.26m ... concluded season at the Gina Relays, vaulting over the bar at 3.25m to claim 22nd place.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Opened with a second-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invite, clearing the bar at 3.55m ... at the Notre Dame Invitational, placed sixth after topping a height of 3.40m ... secured 18th at the Meyo Invitational after setting a mark at 3.50m ... finished 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships after vaulting over 3.45m ... came in 15th at the Dave Rankin Invitational, clearing the bar at 3.25m ... ended the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, finishing eighth after posting a height of 3.65m, her best height of the year.

AS A FRESHMAN: A member of the Irish pole vault unit, she competed in 10 events for the team on the season ... twice cleared the 3.55m mark, her high vault of Irish career, at the Hillsdale Relays and previously at the 2008 Spartan Invitational ... vaulted over the 3.25m mark at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... at the Mike Poehlein was able to clear the 3.4m mark ... set her highest indoor mark of the season at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clearing the bar set at 3.45m ... vaulted over the 3.4m mark at the Meyo Invitational ... competing in the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, cleared the 3.25m mark ... cleared the 3.36m mark, while in her first event of the season at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Seven-time letter winner in track and field and gymnastics at Norwich Free Academy (Conn.) ... finished her career with a stellar undefeated senior season in the pole vault ... other accomplishments senior season include setting a state and school record en route to an individual state championship with a vault of 11-6 ... two-time conference champion junior and senior seasons ... three-time regional champion last three seasons ... earned all-conference and all-city honors all four years of competition ... was a two-time all-conference honoree and three-time all-city honoree in gymnastics ... member of the National Honor Society and Student Advisory Board at Norwich Free Academy ... born January 1, 1989, in Norwich, Conn. ... daughter of Jill and Timothy Sullivan ... middle child of three girls ... father, Timothy, and sister, Sarah, each attended Notre Dame ... graduated in May 2011 from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

SULLIVAN'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

Pole Vault (Blue and Gold Invitational) 3.55m

SULLIVAN'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

Pole Vault (BIG EAST Championships) 3.65m

Jessica Sullivan
Jessica  Sullivan

Hometown:
Norwich, CT

High School:
Norwich Free Academy

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
01/01/1989

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