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Pole Vault

Anna Hightower

Anna Hightower - Women's Track & Field - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hometown Cartersville, Ga.
Last School Cartersville
Year Senior
Event Pole Vault
Anna Hightower - Women's Track & Field - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Honors and Awards
2018 USTFCCA All-Academic Team  

2019 Track:
Indoor: Earned a top-10 finish in the pole vault with a clearing of 3.69m at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2018 Track:
Indoor: Set a new PR in the pole vault by clearing a mark of 4.05 meters at the ACC Championships to finish eighth – good for fourth-highest in program history … also finished ninth at the Bob Pollock Invite with a clearing of 3.85 meters. Outdoor: Reached her season-high clearance (3.95) twice – North Florida Invitational (fifth) and Yellow Jacket Invite (second) … recorded four top-10 finishes.

2017 Track:
Indoor: Finished fifth at the Tiger Tuneup in the pole vault … Recorded a career-high vault at the ACC Championships of 3.81m. Outdoor: Took fourth at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a mark of 3.59m … Placed fifth at the Torrin Lawrence Memorial with a mark of 3.81m … Posted a career best at the ACC Championships, vaulting to a mark of 3.88m.

2016 Track:
Indoor: Finished 13th in the pole vault at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best mark of 3.66m (12-0). Outdoor: Finished ninth in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays with a vault of 3.55m (11-7.75).

High School:
Lettered in three seasons of track … Holds high school, county, and 4A Georgia State Meet pole vault record as of 2015 … Helped Cartersville to Track and Field Boy/Girls Regional Championships in 2013 and 2014, and a runner-up finish at 2014 state meet … Three-time regional and county champion (2013-15) … 2014 3A Georgia state runner-up … 2015 4A Georgia state champion … Competed in two seasons of gymnastics for Cartersville … Member of National Latin Honor Society, Beta Club, National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Varsity Singers and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Cartersville High School.

Full name is Anna Marie Hightower … Chose Tech because of how proactive Tech is in helping people and the environment and for Tech’s well-known reputation of students finding a job quickly after graduation … Interned with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for a month abroad … Involved in the Student Alumni Association, Chi Alpha, Christian Campus Fellowship, & GT Solar Racing … Majoring in business administration.

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