Ramona Burchell earned her way to next month's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., by winning her heat with a time of 11.03 and breaking Pauline Davis' 1986 Alabama record of 11.11
Alabama swept the three field events on Friday, the first day of the Jace Lacoste Invitational at Mississippi State University at Starkville, Miss.
Junior (2015) Outdoor Season Finished fifth in the LSU Invitational pole vault with a clearance of 11-9 (3.58m).
Indoor Season Did not compete.
Sophomore 2014 Outdoor Season Cleared 12-3 1/2 in the pole vault at the NCAA East Region Preliminary ... finished fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 12-5 1/2 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... placed eighth in section C of the pole vault competition at the Mt. SAC Relays with a clearance of 12-7 1/2 ... finished runner-up at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash with a mark of 12-8 1/4 ... placed second at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a personal-best clearance of 13-0 1/4 ... earned a third-place finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-4 1/2 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays with a clearance of 13-0 1/4.
2014 Indoor Season Set a personal record of 12-6 1/4 at the SEC Championships ... finished seventh in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 at the Tyson Invitational ... set a personal record of 12-3 1/2 to place third in the pole vault at the Indiana Relays ... cleared 11-9 to finish 17th in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Matched her personal best of 12-5 1/2 in the pole vault at the Samford Multi Invitational ... posted a height of 12-2 1/2 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... registered an 11-11 3/4 at the Spec Towns Invitational ... vaulted 12-2 1/2 (ranking seventh all-time in program history) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... turned in a personal best of 12-5 1/2 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
2013 Indoor Season Placed sixth in the pole vault, recording a career-high height of 11-8 1/2 at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet ... placed 13th at the Indiana Relays with a pole vault clearance of 10-11 3/4 ... recorded a 11-7 3/4 at the Auburn Invitational to finish 11th ... in her first collegiate meet, cleared 11-6 1/2 to place eighth in the pole vault at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
Prep and Personal Set the Burlington Central High School pole vault record both indoors and outdoors ... placed ninth at the 2012 Reno National Pole Vault Summit, clearing 11-10 ... competed in the 2011 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics and the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics ... won conference and sectional championships in the pole vault ... coached by Vince Neil (head coach) and Dave Burner (pole vault coach) at Central High School ...coached by Mike Cockerham with the Flying Dragon Track Club...participated in gymnastics for 13 years ... did not begin competing in track and field until the age 15 ... daughter of Tracy and Pam Conn ... oldest of three children ... born Sept. 5, 1993, in Hoffman Estates, Ill.