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Amanda Palenchar
Amanda  Palenchar


Bradenville, Pa.

High School:
Derry Area

Pole Vault


Over 100 Nittany Lions Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Penn State has a total of 4,023 honorees during 18 years of the program


Track and Field Honored at SAAB Banquet

Senior Anna Muzio receives Student-Athlete


Nittany Lions Open Outdoor Season at Jim Click

Competition capped off with six event victories; combined Big Ten 4x400


Jones, 4x400 Relays Impress at Penn State Relays

Nittany Lions turn in 17 victories in their opening weekend of competition

Palenchar's Collegiate Personal Bests ...

Event Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 12-3.50 (3.75) 12-3.50 (3.75)

Palenchar's TFRRS Profile

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 15th in the pole vault with a jump of 11-6.25 (3.51) in cold and rainy conditions. || 2011 Indoor || Came up just shy of a scoring finish, placing 12th with a season-best effort of 11-11.75 (3.65). || 2010 Indoor || Cleared a season-best 11-11.75 (3.65) to placed 13th in the pole vault. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed 17th in the pole vault, jumped 11-7.75 (3.55). || 2009 Indoor || Competed in the pole vault, clearing 11-8.50 (3.57).

In the Field ... || 2011 Outdoor || Tied for first in the vault at the Jim Thorpe Open with a PR clearance of 12-3.50 (3.75) - the fifth-best effort in the Penn State record books ... Finished third at the Jesse Owens Classic, fourth at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, and fifth at the George Mason Spring Invitational. || 2011 Indoor || Placed second in the vault at the Nittany Lion Challenge and third at the Penn State Relays ... Also scored a top five finish at the Akron Invitational, placing fourth overall. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed second at the Bucknell Team Challenge and fourth at the Penn State Open. || 2010 Indoor || Earned a fourth-place standing at the Penn State Relays ... Took 10th at the PSU Northeast Chlallenge, and 13th at the Penn State National. || 2009 Outdoor || Tied for seventh with a season-best clearance of 11-11.75 (3.65) at the Jim Click Shootout ... Matched her season best in a third-place effort at the Penn State Open ... Tied for fourth at the Bison Outdoor Classic and tied for eighth at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational. || 2009 Indoor || Placed third at the Penn State Relays ... Cleared 12-0 (3.66) to finish 13th at the Penn State National ... Posted a career-best 12-3.50 (3.75) at the Tyson Invitational.

Before Penn State ... || High School || Two-time District 7 Champion ... A three-time PIAA state qualifier, finishing fourth in 2007, and fifth in 2008 ... Also lettered in diving and volleyball. || Personal || Full name is Amanda Lin Palenchar ... Born June 7, 1990, in Latrobe, Pa. .... Daughter of Robert and Anita Palenchar ... Majoring in Science.


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