AS A SENIOR: Participated in 11 meets for the Irish competing exclusively in pole vault … began the season with a 13th-place finish in pole vault at the Notre Dame Invitational (3.35m)… placed 21st at the Meyo Invitational (3.61m) … earned a third-place finish at the Spire DI Invitational (3.67m)… snagged a fifth-place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3.96m) … competed in the ACC Indoor Championships but did not record a height … also competed at the Bobcat Invitational in first action of the outdoor season … placed ninth in pole vault at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (3.55m) … placed fifth at the Georgia Tech Invitational (3.72m) … competed in the Jesse Owens Track Classic and placed 15th (3.75m) … placed 11th at the GVSU Last Chance Meet (3.82m) … finished in 15th place at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3.71m) … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in three meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season, competing exclusively in the pole vault … first action of the season occurred at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 10th place finish (3.40m) … concluded the indoor season with a 15th place finish at the Indiana Relays (3.45m) … recorded a 12th place finish in the preliminaries (3.25m) in lone outdoor meet at the Hillsdale College Relays.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in six meets during the indoor season … specialized in the pole vault … competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … placed second at the Indiana University Relays … finished fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational with a personal best vault of 3.70m … placed fourth at the Blue & Gold Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in nine indoor & outdoor meets during the track & field season … earned a top-ten finish four times on the year … gathered in a personal best in the outdoor pole vault with a 3.55m distance at the Notre Dame Invitational … concluded the season with a personal best pole vault distance (3.60m) at the Hillsdale College “GINA” Relays … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Kayla Ann Polcari graduated from Ridgewood High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered four times each in indoor & outdoor track & field and gymnastics … specializes in the pole vault … holds the school and county records in both indoor & outdoor track & field … claimed the Dartmouth Relay title in both 2010 and 2011 … earned the silver medal at the Penn Relays in 2011 and the bronze in 2010 … set personal record of 12-5.5 in the 2011 Penn Relays … won bronze medal at the Arcadia Invitational in 2011 … claimed the Eastern State title in indoor track & field in 2010 … earned all-conference, all-county and all-state honors throughout career … ranked in the top 20 in the country as a senior in both indoor & outdoor track & field … won the conference championship three times in outdoor and twice in indoor … also claimed the sectional and state titles in outdoor as a senior … team captain as a senior in track & field and as a junior and senior in gymnastics … member of the National Honor Society … received high honors in the classroom all four years … served as a peer counselor in Freshman F.O.C.U.S and was active in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel youth group … born to Peter and Elizabeth Polcari in Hackensack, N.J. … has an older sister, Ann, who was a Irish pole vaulter as well … father, Peter, also graduated from Notre Dame … enrolled in the College of Science for science pre-professional studies and in the College of Arts & Letters for psychology.