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Zhanna Barer
Position: Pole Vault/Hurdles
Year: Senior
Hometown: Israel
High School: Ashdad

2006 OUTDOOR TRACK - Her season-best mark in the pole vault of 11-3.75 at the ACC Championships was good for an 11th place finish... also placed third at the Aggie Team Challenge with a mark of 10-11.75.

2006 INDOOR TRACK - Had the Terps' top four marks in the pole vault... placed seventh at the ACC Championships with an ECAC qualifying mark of 12-2... placed first at the UMES Lid Lifter and the Liberty Invitational with times of 11-9.75 and 11-6.25 respectively... tied for seventh at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a mark of 11-5.75.

2005 OUTDOOR TRACK - Had the team's five best pole vaults of the season... reached her season-best mark of 12-5.50 at the Penn Relays and ACC Championships, finishing third at both... 12-5.50 was also an NCAA regional-qualifying mark and an ECAC-qualifying mark... placed first at both the Navy Invitational and UNCW Seahawk Invitational.

2005 INDOOR TRACK - Had the team's top five pole vaults... finished first at both the New Balance Collegiate and the Maryland Invitational... her 12-5.50 mark at the New Balance meet qualified for the ECAC Championships... went 12-3.50 at the ACC Championships to finish second and earn All-ACC honors.

2004 OUTDOOR TRACK - Was the team's only pole vaulter throughout the outdoor season... set a saeson-best of 11-9.75 in finishing ninth at the Penn Relays... finished eighth at the ACC Championships with a 11-5.75.

2004 INDOOR TRACK - Had the team's top three vaults of the indoor season... tied for sixth at the ACC Championships with a season-best 11-5.75... came in second at the Patriot Games with a 11-3.75.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Israeli national champion in the pole vault in 1999... national indoor record-holder, with a 12-3.50 pole vault in Moscow, Russia (2/23/03)... junior record-holder with a 12-6.75 pole vault in Kingston, Jamaica (7/16/02)... placed 11th in the pole vault finals (12-11.50) at the World Junior Championships in 2002.

PERSONAL - Born September 2, 1983... daughter of Ella Barer... immigrated to Israel from the Soviet Union in 1990... also interested in dance... lists Israeli pole vaulter Alex Averbuh (8th place in Athens Olympics) as her favorite athlete.


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