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Thea LaFond
Other Position: Jumps / Hurdles
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
High School: Kennedy HS
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2013 OUTDOOR TRACK - Earned multiple All-America honors after an impressive performance at NCAA Championships…Broke the school record in the triple jump at NCAA Championships with a distance of 43-05.75 that earned her 10th place…Placed 8th in the high jump at NCAA Championships with a season- and personal-best jump of 6-00.00 that beat her own 5th place all-time Maryland outdoor record…Won the high jump at NCAA East Regionals (5-11.25)…Placed 8th in the long jump at ACC Championships (19-08.75).

2013 INDOOR TRACK - Named the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year...Season best time in the 60 meter hurdles came at Night at the Armory (8.69)...Finished 1st in the event...Won same event at UNC Invitational...Qualified for ECACs in the 60 meters...Season best mark in the long jump at Terrapin Invitational (18-07.25)...Won the event...Placed 4th at ACC Championships in the triple jump, where she recorded her season best mark (42.04.00)...2nd best triple jump mark in Maryland history...Qualified for ECACs in the event...Participated in the pentathlon for the first time this season at ACC Championships...Won the event and qualified for ECACs (4,111)...Hold 2nd best score in Maryland history in the event.

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK - Season best mark in the high jump came at the UCF Invitational (5-8.00)...Finished tied for 2nd at the event...Mark is tied for 9th best in Terps history...Member of the 4X400 relay team that finished 4th at the Kehoe Twilight (4:03.25)...Season best mark in the triple jump came at the NCAA East Preliminaries (41-10.50)...Jump is 2nd on the Terps all-time records list.

2012 INDOOR TRACK - Had team's only mark in the 60 meter hurdles (8.80)...Finished 3rd at Millrose Invitational...Time is 8th fastest in Terps history...Season best mark in the high jump came in 5-8.50 at Saturday Night at the Armory II...Finished 1st in event...Mark is 8th best all time at Maryland...Season best mark in the long jump came in 18-10.5 at Saturday Night at the Armory II...Finished 3rd in event...Mark is 10th best in Terps history...Season best mark in the triple jump came at the Nittany Lion Challenge (40-11)...Mark ranks 3rd all time at Maryland.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Won four events at the 2011 Maryland State 3A Outdoor Championships - 14.45 in the 100H, 5-6 in the high jump, 17-11.50 in the long jump and a career-best 41-8.50 in the triple jump... Won the Maryland State 3A indoor title in the girls high jump for Kennedy HS, with a personal-best 5-8... Also won the state title in the 55 hurdles at 8.39... Winter All-Met selection by the Washington Post... Won four events as a senior at Montgomery County Championships - 55 hurdles, high jump, long jump (career-best 18-4) and triple jump... Won outdoor state titles as a junior in 100 Hurdles, long jump and triple jump, while placing second in high jump...New Balance National Champion in the triple jump... Pre-Maryland PRs of 41-8.50 in the triple jump, 5-8 in the high jump and 14.43 in the 100m hurdles.

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