at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2014 Indoors: Competed in the pole vault at six meets for New Mexico … Opened with a fourth-place mark of 12-3 ½ (3.75 meters) at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational … Vaulted 12-2 ½ (3.72) at the New Mexico Team Invitational, placing sixth … Tied for sixth at the New Mexico Classic with a mark of 12-6 ¼ (3.82) … Took 16th at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a height of 12-8 (3.86) … Claimed runner-up honors at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, clearing a personal-best 13-2 ¼ (4.02).
2014 Outdoors: Saw action at eight meets, all in the pole vault … First meet was the Texas Tech Open, where she placed second with a mark of 12-2 (3.71) … Cleared 12-4 ½ (3.77) at the Jim Click Shootout … Improved on her finish three consecutive meets, placing third at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge (mark of 12 ¾/3.68), second at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational (12-9 ½/3.90) and winning the Air Force Twilight Open (12-8 ½/3.87) … Duplicated her success from the indoor conference meet to the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, earning another runner-up finish with a vault of 12-10 ¼ (3.92).
2013 Indoors: Competed in the pole vault at five meets, including the conference championships ... Opened with a clearance of 11 3/4 (3.37m) to tie for ninth at the Lumberjack Team Challenge ... Reached 11-5 3/4 (3.50m) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational to place 16th ... Claimed 18th at the New Mexico Classic after leaping 11-1 3/4 (3.40m) ... Tied for second at the Don Kirby Open with a clearance of 11-11 3/4 (3.65m) ... Scored at the Mountain West Championships, reaching 12-2 3/4 (3.73m) to place seventh.
2013 Outdoors: Saw action in the pole vault six times ... Registered a pair of seventh-place finishes to open the season, clearing 12 1/2 (3.67m) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational and 11-3 3/4 (3.45m) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational ... Recorded a personal best at the Air Force Triangular as she surpassed 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) to claim runner-up honors ... Nabbed a fourth-place mark of 12 1/2 (3.67m) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Scored once again at the MW Championships, placing seventh with a mark of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m).
5-year letterman in track for coach Joe Giglia ... Pole vault state champion from 2009 to 2011.
Full name is Annie Christine Stirling ... Daughter of Bob, a golf course superintendent, and Peggy, an English teacher ... Has two brothers, Ian and Sean ... Hobbies include shopping and going to the movies ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite athlete Yelena Isinbayeva ... Major is exercise science.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2014 (Pole Vault)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol