UND Roster

2009-10 Track and Field Roster

Mary Saxer

Jumps


Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Lancaster, NY
High School Central
Bio

• Saxer’s Olympics Bio

AS A JUNIOR: Had a record-setting junior campaign for the Irish … opened the indoor season with a first-place vault of 3.55 meters in the pole vault at the Blue and Gold Invitational … also finished third in the long jump (5.57 meters) … claimed her second indoor pole vault title at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a vault of 3.40 meters … finished second in the long jump with a jump of 5.14 meters … won the pole vault title with a vault of 3.70 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … took third in the long jump (5.57 meters) … finished ninth in the pole vault invitational at the Indiana Relays … tied for ninth with a vault of 3.60 meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … also took 10th in the long jump … kicked off the outdoor season with a second-place vault of 3.85 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … finished fifth in the long jump … won the pole vault open meet with a vault of 3.85 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays … won the pole vault (4.00 meters) and finished fourth in the long jump (5.61 meters) at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational … took top honors with a vault of 4.00 meters at the Hillsdale Relays … won the pole vault title with a vault of 4.00 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, earning All-BIG EAST outdoor honors … closed out the season with a seventh-place performance at the NCAA Mideast Regional, breaking the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 4.06 meters AS A SOPHOMORE: Led the Irish team in both the pole vault and the long jump … vaulted 3.80m (12-5 1/2) at the Purdue Invitational … top long jump of the indoor season was 5.47m (17-11 1/2) at the Notre Dame Invitational … concentrated on the pole vault at the BIG EAST indoor meet … finished second overall in 3.86m (12-8), the ninth-best mark in school history … earned her second career indoor all-BIG EAST honors … best pole vault of the outdoor season was her 3.80m mark at the Spartan Invitational … did set a career best in the long jump during the outdoor campaign, leaping 5.70m (18-8 1/2) at the BIG EAST outdoor meet … that jump tied her for 11th … also took fifth in the pole vault at the outdoor BIG EAST competition, scoring points towards the eventual Notre Dame team championship. AS A FRESHMAN: Immediately stepped in and became Notre Dame’s top pole vaulter … in her first collegiate meet, registered a vault of 3.95m (12-11 1/2) at the Blue & Gold Invitational that tied for the second-best in school history … the mark also provisionally qualified her for the BIG EAST and NCAA meets … set a new school record in the pole vault at the Notre Dame Invitational with a leap of 4.05m (13-3 1/2), breaking Jamie Volkmer’s 2003 mark of 4.00m (13-1 1/2) and winning event by more than a foot … posted a BIG EAST-qualifying long jump at the Meyo Invitational, leaping 5.64m (18-6), while tacking on another 3.95m-pole vault at the meet … earned all-BIG EAST honors in the pole vault at the BIG EAST indoor meet, placing second with a mark of 3.96m (12-11 3/4) also finished ninth in the long jump at BIG EAST Championship … kicked off outdoor campaign by winning the pole vault at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, logging a height of 3.80m (12-5 1/2) to qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional … bettered that mark at the Mount SAC Relays with a winning season-best vault of 3.90m (12-9 1/2) … placed fourth in the vault at the BIG EAST outdoor meet (3.80m, 12-5 1/2) … tied for 14th in the pole vault at her first NCAA Mideast Regional (3.66m, 12-0) … after one season at Notre Dame, she held five of top 10 indoor pole vault marks and three of top 10 outdoor heights in school history. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track and field at Central High School (N.Y.) … also added two letters as a field hockey forward … the most accomplished female prep pole vaulter in United States history … first high school female to clear 14 feet in the pole vault … owns the national high school pole vault record after breaking her own mark nine times … also set the American junior record in the pole vault and the world record for a female under 17-yera old … named the 2005 National High School Indoor Athlete of the Year … appointed to the 2005 USA Today All-USA High School Track and Field Team … earned All-America honors as the long jump champion at Nike Indoor Nationals in 2004 … won the pole vault competition at both the Nike Indoor and Outdoor National meets in 2005, collecting two more All-America honors … New York indoor and outdoor long jump state champion in 2004 … won the indoor and outdoor pole vault state titles in 2005 … took the pole vault title at the 2005 National Scholastic Indoor Championship by a 23-inch margin … competed at the 2005 Millrose Games in New York City against professionals and past Olympians, finishing sixth … personal bests of 4.345m (14-3) in the pole vault and 6.02m (19-9) in the long jump … member of National Honor Society and student government at Central High … born June 21, 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y. … daughter of Ann and Dan Saxer … older of two children … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.