Arizona State: One of only five ASU women to clear 4.00m in competition, Carpenter will look to build upon her indoor and outdoor personal bests that rank among the Top 5 all-time in ASU history... stands tied for third outdoors with her clearance of 4.00m (13-01.50) and is fourth indoors at 4.01m (13-01.75)... 2011 Outdoor: Advanced to the finals of the PAC-10 Championship where she finished in 13th place in the pole vault... Competed at the 32nd Sun Angel Track Classic clearing a height of 12-6 (3.81m) to place fourth overall... Set a career record in the triple jump at the Double Dual between ASU UofA and NAU where she placed third with a jump of 35-09.25 (10.90m)... 2011 Indoor: Advanced into the pole vault finals at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championshipsto place seventh with a career best of 13-01.75 (4.01m) while also scoring points for the Sun Devils... 2010 Outdoor: Equaled her career-best clearance with a mark of 4.00m (13-01.50) at the Mt. SAC Relays... won the Sun Devil Open at 12-04.50 (3.77m)... qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round, but did not clear a bar... finished second at the Baldy Castillo and third at the Double Dual... finished fourth in the triple jump at the Double Dual as well... 2010 Indoor: Scored at the MPSF Championships, tying for seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 12-07.50 (3.85m)... cleared that same height in each of the last three meets of the season... won the Mountain `T' Invitational and NAU Team Challenge with a mark of 11-11.75 (3.65m)... 2009 Outdoor: Became just the fourth Sun Devil woman to clear 4.00m in competition when she did so at the Sun Angel Track Classic to take second... qualified for the NCAA West Region meet in the pole vault on four occasions... finished as the event runner-up three meets... placed ninth at the Pac-10 Championships (3.97m/13-00.25)... finished tied for 15th at the regional meet... took fourth place at the USA Junior Championships with a clearance of 3.90m (12-09.50)... also competed in the triple jump at the Double Dual and took second with a mark of 10.50m (34-05.50)... 2009 Indoor: Competed in five events during the indoor season, winning the first two she entered... won the Friday Night Challenge with a clearance of 3.81m (12-06.00) and then took the Mountain `T' Invitational with a mark of 3.80m (12-05.50)... cleared a season-best 3.85m (12-07.50) to tie for ninth at the MPSF Indoor Championships... that clearance stands as the fifth-best in ASU program history indoors.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Mountain View High School (Mesa, Ariz.)... lettered in track & field four times... won the state title as a junior and senior... cleared a state meet-record 12-09.00 to win as a senior... holds MVHS records for clearances by a junior (12-00.00) and a senior (12-09.00).
Personal: Majoring in photography... parents are Jay and Trulee Carpenter... has six siblings: brothers Jayson, Jordan and Cade and sisters Camille, Melanie and Carli... born July 14, 1990, in Mesa, Ariz.... full name is Cara Lynn Carpenter.
Personal Bests • Pole Vault: 13-01.50 (outdoor); 13-01.75 (indoor)