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Ellie McCardwell
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pendleton, Ind.
High School: Pendleton Heights
McCardwell Photos

Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors):
Pole Vault: 13-7 3/4 (4.16)

Stanford Record Book
Pole Vault: 2nd
Pole Vault: 2nd

At Stanford: Burst onto the scene as one of the top young pole vaulters in the nation with the No. 2 vaults in school indoor and outdoor history.

2013 Season: Indoors - Placed 11th at the MPSF Championships, at 12-5 1/4 ... competed in four meets, with a season best of 12-6 1/4 at the Don Kirby Invitational.

2012 Season: Outdoors - Tied for fourth at the Pac-12 Championships at 13-4 1/2 ... advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round, jumping 12-10 1/4 in the preliminaries and placing 20th overall ... cleared 13-4 1/2 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors. Indoors - Placed 13th at the MPSF Championships at 12-4 3/4 ... had a season-best of 12-10 1/4 at the Flotrack Husky Classic ... an MPSF All-Academic selection.

2011 Season: Outdoors - Advanced to the NCAA Preliminary Round ... placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships with a mark of 13-4½ ... placed third at the Big Meet at 12-9½ ... top vault came at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a mark of 13-7¾. Indoors - Placed seventh at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 13-1¾ ... season-best came at the Razorback Invitational with a mark of 13-5¼.

High School: A two-time state champion (2009-10) ... a three-time all-state member for Indiana (2008-10) ... the two-time team most valuable player (2009-10) ... set a state meet record of 13-6¼ in 2009 and cleared 13-3 to win as a senior ... placed second at the Nike Outdoor Nationals ... became the first in school history to wintwo state championships ... set a Pendleton Heights record of 13-7 ... named the 2010 Gatorade Indiana Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... captained the Arabians to the 2009 Hoosier Heritage title ... member of the three-time sectional championship team ... captained the cheerleading team for two years during which the team earned 2010 all-state and the 2009 State Stunt Group championship ... also competed in gymnastics and was ranked in the top-10 in the all-around at Level Nine, and rose to Level 10.

Personal: Majoring in earth systems ... daughter of Terry and Kimmi McCardwell ... two younger siblings, Peyton and Emma ... enjoys waterskiing, football, ultimate Frisbee, going to coffee shops, and being outdoors.