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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 end of 2014 collegiate season):
Pole Vault: 13-7 3/4 (4.16m)

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

2014 Season: Outdoors - Finished career No. 2 all-time at Stanford both indoors and outdoors ... placed among the top five in the Pac-12 all four seasons ... placed fourth in the Pac-12 at 13-0 3/4, tying her season best ... won the Big Meet at the same height ... advanced to the NCAA West Prelims, jumping 12-9 to place 25th overall. won the Hornet Invitational on March 22 with a vault of 12-7 1/2 ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors - Placed eighth in the MPSF Championships with a jump of 12-11 3/4, her highest indoor vault since her freshman year ... improved in each of her four meets ... has a season best of 12-8, reached at the Don Kirby Elite, placing 16th.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Placed fifth at the Pac-12 Championships, earning her third consecutive top five Pac-12 finish, with a jump of 13-0 1/4 ... finished 28th at the NCAA West Prelims (12-2) ... won the Big Meet, at 12-6 3/4 ... had a season best of 13-0 3/4 while finishing third at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. 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 win two 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.