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Vica Shobe
Vica Shobe

Hometown:
Matthews, N.C.

High School:
Weddington

Height:
5-8

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (I/O):
R-Sr./R-Sr.

2009: NCAA East Region participant in the pole vault ... indoors, took third at the Gamecock Invitational at 12-4 3/4 ... placed 14th at the SEC Indoor Championships at 12-5 1/2 ... hit a personal best 12-8 1/4 to finish seventh at the NCAA Last Chance Meet ... outdoors, took third at the Weems Baskin Invite and won the State USATF Meet ... took eighth at the Sea Relays ... placed third at the Friendship & Freedom Games ... vaulted an outdoor best 12-7 1/2 to place 13th at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... ended her season with a no height at the NCAA East Region meet.

2008: Indoors, opened the season with a third place pole vault finish at the UNC Classic at 11-7 ¾ ... recorded the same mark at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic and the Rod McCravy Invitational ... placed eighth at the New Balance Collegiate at 11-9 ¾ ... second at the Tiger Invitational at 11-11 ¾ ... won the Gamecock Invitational at 12-6 ... set a personal best 12-6 ¼ to place ninth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... cleared 12-6 at the NCAA Last Chance meet.

2007: Redshirted.

2006: During the indoor season, vaulted 10-11 3/4 as a season-opener at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... increased her clearance to a PR of 12-5 1/2 at the Tyson Invitational before vaulting 11-11 3/4 at the SEC Indoor Championships for a ninth-place finish ... hampered by an ankle injury much of outdoors ... her best vault of the outdoor season was at the Weems Baskin Relays with a 12-5 1/2 clearance ... never vaulted below 11-5 3/4 during the outdoor campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by David Malady at Weddington High in Matthews, N.C. ... lettered in indoor and outdoor track four times each and in cross country twice ... won the team's Coaches' Award three times during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... won the Class 3A pole vault title in 2005, setting the state record with a 11-7 1/4 vault ... team was the state runner-up in 2003, won the conference championship three times (2003 to 2005) and won the regional title in 2002 and 2004 ... was an academic letterwinner from 2001 to 2005 ... graduated with high honors.

PERSONAL: Victoria Nicole Shobe was born June 24, 1987 ... parents are David and Widmila Shobe ... mother is a gymnastics coach.

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