Monica Pacas
Monica  Pacas


Atascadero, Calif.

High School:
Atascadero HS


Pole Vault



SDSU Track & Field Set to Compete at PLNU

SDSU Track & Field set to compete at PLNU


T&F Takes Second at San Diego Collegiate Challenge

T&F takes second at San Diego Collegiate Challenge

NCAA West Region qualifier after posting regional qualifying marks five times throughout the outdoor campaign ... vaulted a personal record 13-1.50 at the Mountain West Conference Championships, while placing fourth ... her effort matched Dana VanWagner for tops on the team and currently ranks tied for fourth all time at SDSU ... posted nine top-10 finishes, including the top effort in the preliminaries at the Cal-Nevada Championships to secure a spot in the finals ... recorded regional qualifying performances at the San Diego City Championships (12-9.50), Trojan Invitational (12-6.00), VS Athletics Invitational (12-5.50), Triton Invitational (12-9.50) and MWC Championships ... finished 23rd at the West Regional with a leap of 12-0.00 ... produced three top-five efforts during the indoor season ... vaulted a personal-best 12-8.75 at the TCR Race Productions Invitational, which is currently the fifth-best indoor mark in school history ... one of four Aztecs named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team ... earned 2007 spring MWC academic all-conference honors.

Ended the season ranked fourth on SDSU's all-time outdoor pole vault chart after clearing 12-11.75 at the NCAA West Regionals ... her effort was a season best and second best on the squad ... matched her then season best (12-5.50 - NCAA regional qualifying standard) at MWC outdoor championships ... Vaulted the same 12-5.50 earlier in the season at the Steve Scott Invitational ... finished first at the San Diego City Championships (12-1.50) ... recorded a then season-best vault of 12-1.50 while finishing third at the Duke Invitational ... cam in third at Mountain T's Invitational with the third-best effort during the indoor season (12-1.50) ... tied Dana Van Wagner for the team's second-best vault (11-7.75) at the National Pole Vault Summit ... 2006 MWC all-academic honoree... SDSU Monty and Big Red academic award winner.

Finished third at the Mountain West Conference championships with a vault of 12-0.75 ... recorded a season-best leap of 12-6.25 the Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions, which ranks sixth on the school's all-time list ... captured first place at the CS Northridge 8-Way meet with an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 12-6 ... placed second (12-0.5) at the Aztec Classic and third (12-5) at the Steve Scott Invitational ... placed fourth at the MWC indoor meet with a jump of 12-8.25 ... earned MWC all-academic honors.

High School
Three-year letterwinner at Atascadero High School, under head coach Paul Cappelano and pole vault coach Jan Johnson ... was the only high school junior in 2003 to clear 13-0 ... 13-0 would put her fourth on the Aztec all-time list ... ranked fifth nationally in both the 2003 indoor and outdoor seasons ... ranked No. 9 in the nation her senior year ... was the masters champion in 2003 ... three-time state finalist, finishing second in the state her senior year after taking third the previous year ... named to the all-Pac 5 League three consecutive years ... was a track scholar athlete in 2003 and 2004 ... also a member of the gymnastics team, level nine ... advanced to level 10 her junior year.

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