Kari Clark Athlete Profile

Kari Clark

Kari Clark
Position: Pole Vault Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA

Personal

  • Born in Sacramento, California
  • Parents are Jacqui and Mitch McAllister
  • Her sisters, Ashley, was an All-American pole vaulter for BYU and Diane, currently pole vaults for the Cougars
  • Majoring in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in track, cross country and diving
  • League champion in track
  • Competed in the California state meet
  • On the fourth place team at sectionals in cross country
  • Placed second in diving sectionals
  • Competed in diving in the Junior Olympics three years
  • Scholar Athlete four years
  • Graduated Valedictorian of her class

Summary

  • Indoor: All-MWC (Pole Vault 2010)
  • Outdoor: MWC Champion (Pole Vault 2010) All-MWC (Pole Vault 2010)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Pole Vault- 4.25m


2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Cleared her season-best height in the pole vault (11 feet 5.75 inches) at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Competed in the pole vault at the Dan Dehart Invitational
  • Finished in the top ten at the Idaho State University Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Cougar Invitational
  • Competed in the pole vault at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet
  • Cleared a season-best 11 feet 11.75 inches in the pole vault at the Robison Invitational
  • Won the pole vault, clearing 11 feet 6 inches, at the Weber Twilight meet

2008 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Competed at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet in the pole vault with a distance of 11 feet 11.75 inches
  • Placed third at the Lumberjack Invitational with a vault of 12 feet 5.50 inches
  • Finished with a distance of 11 feet 11.75 inches at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Recorded a season-best at the Air Force Invitational with a vault of 12 feet 6.25 inches
  • In the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships had a vault of 12 feet 5.50 inches

Outdoor:

  • Competed at the ASU Invitational in the pole vault with a distance of 12 feet 1.50 inches
  • Finished in the top ten at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

2009 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Cleared 3.80m in the pole vault to start the season at the BYU Indoor Meet and garnered first place
  • Vaulted 3.80m at the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational, good enough for third place
  • Took 1st place with an indoor season-best vault of 3.86m at the Bronco Invitational
  • Took fourth place at the Air Force Invitational with a vault of 3.80m

Outdoor:

  • Started the outdoor season with a vault of 3.85m at the Sun Angel Track Classic
  • Received first place at the Robison Invitational with a vault of 4.15m
  • Set the BYU pole vault record at the BYU Invitational Tri-Meet with a vault of 4.21m
  • Finished the season with a 3rd place finish at the NCAA West Regional with a vault of 4.21m

2010 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Finished first in the opening two meets of the indoor season with vaults of 3.90m at the BYU Indoor Invitational and 4.10m at the Bengal Shootout
  • Finished first at the Bronco Invitational with a vault of 4.15m, an indoor best
  • Grabbed first place at Weber State by clearing a height of 4.02m...placed third at the MWC Indoor Championships with a vault of 4.00m

Outdoor:

  • Started outdoor season with two third place finishes, one at the Stanford Invitational (4.10m) and one at the Texas Relays (4.21m)
  • Placed second at the Sun Angel Classic in the pole vault (4.12m)
  • Cleared a season-best 4.25m height at the Mesa Classic, placing first
  • Won the MWC Outdoor pole vault with a vault of 4.20m...placed fourth at the NCAA West Preliminary with a vualt of 4.20m
  • Competed at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships