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2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Competed in the high jump in three meets, jumping a season-best 5-4 1/4 (1.63m) at the Big Ten Championships and Illini Classic ... Placed fifth at the Illini Open with a mark of (1.60m).
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in high jump, placing first at the Stan Lyons Invitational with a 5-7 (1.70m) jump...Received two third place finishes at the Big Ten Challenge with a 5-7 ¾ (1.72m) jump and Sea Ray Relays with a 5-8 ¾ (1.75m) jump, tying her personal-best.
Indoor: Recorded the highest jumps for Illinois with a 5-9 ¼ (1.76m) at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Jumped in the Big Ten Championships with a height of 5-7 (1.70m) ... Placed first in the high jump twice at Illini Open and Illini Classic.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the high jump ... Just missed scoring in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships, placing ninth with a mark of 5-8 ½ (1.74m) ... Won the high jump at the SeaRay Relays (5-8 ¾) and at the Illinois Twilight (5-7) ... Placed second at the Mike Poehlein Invite (5-7 ¼) ... Took third in the event at the Drake Relays (5-7) and fourth at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (5-6) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Competed in the high jump at five meets, including a pair of victories in the event at the SASF Invitational (5-6) and Carle/Health Alliance (5-8 ¾) ... Placed 12th in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 5-8 (1.73m).
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Tied for second in the high jump at the UCF Invitational with a leap of 5-5 ... Competed in the high jump at the Sun Angel Track Classic.
Indoor: Was hampered by injuries throughout the season ... Marked a season-best height of 5-4 ¼ in the high jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Tied for fourth in the high jump at the EIU Friday Night Special (5-2 ¼ ).
Three-time West Virginia state high jump champion ... State high jump record holder (5-9) ... Took first in the high jump at the 2007 USATF Youth Outdoor National Championships ... Also placed sixth in the high jump at the 2008 USA Junior National Championships ... Was second in the high jump at the 2005 AAU Junior Olympics ... Sixth place in the high jump at Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2005 and 2008 ... Named Harrison Country Track Athlete of the Year for four years ... All-State and All-Conference honoreeeEarned varsity letters in track and field all four years.
Daughter of Dan and Beth McCaugherty ... Born Dec. 4, 1989 ... Has two siblings, Lauren and Matt ... Biggest thrill in sports is the feeling you get once you've accomplished a personal goal ... Hobbies include photography, drawing, music and watching movies ... Coach Marshall Murray most influenced her athletic career because "he truly cares and has been extremely supportive" ... Majoring in photography and graphic design.
McCaugherty's Personal Bests
High Jump: 5-8 ¾ (1.75m) - SeaRay Relays (4/15/11)
High Jump: 5-9 1/4 (1.76m) - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/29/11)
Updated July 2012