UND Roster

2007-08 Track and Field Roster

Stephanie Best


Height 5'3''
Class Senior
Hometown Dallas, TX
High School Bishop Lynch

AS A JUNIOR: Converted to the throws from the pole vault … top performance during the indoor season came in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Opener, when she posted a mark of 11.41m (37-5 ¼) … focused on the hammer throw during the outdoor campaign … top performance nearly qualified her for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship … threw 42.05m (137-11 ½) at the Hillsdale Gina Relays to miss the league qualifying mark by just 0.63m (2 ¾ inches).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Best performance of the 2005 track and field season came at the outdoor Indy Relays … posted a vault of 2.90m (9-6 ¼) to finish second.

AS A FRESHMAN: Limited by injury during her freshman season … competed in just one meet, finishing 12th in the outdoor pole vault (10-4, 3.15m) at the Purdue Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Enjoyed decorated high school career as a pole vaulter, shot putter, runner and hurdler… concentrated on 100- and 300-meter hurdle races as well the 400-meter event, in addition to two field events … competed unattached as a senior and placed in 10 of 11 meets in the pole vault … established Texas state record (has since been broken) in pole vault (3.56m, 11-8) as a junior … that mark also set a new mark at Bishop Lynch High School … also set conference record and Texas Association of Private Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 5A state record in pole vault (3.385m, 11-1 ¼) … won 11 meets during junior season while competing a majority of the outdoor season with a torn left biceps and two stress fractures in her back … earned all-state honors as a junior in the pole vault, as well as all-conference honors in that event and the 400 meters … placed second at the Texas Relays in the pole vault, as well as the adidas Indoor Midwest Championships that same year … Junior Olympic National Qualifier as a sophomore and junior in the pole vault … in addition, earned Dyestat national rankings in that event during each of those two seasons … great uncle, Jim Best played football at Northeastern University … member of Student Council and Scholars Club … born Oct. 9, 1984 … daughter of Kitty and Randy Best … only child … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in sociology.