Rebekah Lafata

Rebekah Lafata

Pole Vault | Jr. | 5-7 | Morgantown, W.Va. | Morgantown

2015-16 (Sophomore)

Outdoor Season
  • Placed third in the pole vault, soaring 3.32 meters, at the Wake Forest Open
  • Finished in 11th in the pole vault with an outdoor career-best mark of 3.40 meters at the Mason Spring Invite
Indoor season
  • Took fifth in the pole vault, marking an overall career-best mark of 3.45 meters at the Penn State Tune Up
  • Finished in 13th place, pole vaulting a mark of 3.24 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge
  • Placed 17th with a pole vault mark of 3.21 meters at the Akron Invitational

2014-15 (Freshman)

Outdoor Season
  • Finished in 25th place with a 3.20-meter mark in the pole vault at the Mason Spring Invite
  • Fourth place in the vault, marking 3.05 meters at the Ohio Cherry Blossom
  • Placed 19th overall, pole vaulting 3.05 meters in the UNF Spring Break Invite
Indoor Season
  • Placed 10th in the pole vault, marking 3.30 meters at the Thundering Herd Invite
  • Vaulted 3.22 meters, placing 13th overall at the PSU Relays
  • Ninth place in the pole vault with a mark of 3.20 meters at the YSU College Invite

High School

  • Competed for coaches Steve Blinco and former Mountaineer pole vaulter Jeff Core at Morgantown High
  • Placed first in the pole vault (10-6) at the 2014 WVSSAC AAA State Championships
  • Finished fifth in the long jump at the 2014 WVSSAC AAA State with a leap of 16-3.50
  • Personal-best vault of 11-0 at the South Hills Classic as a junior
  • Career-best long jump of 16-10 at the 2014 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Championship


  • Daughter of Vincent and Helene Lafata
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Birthday is July 4
  • Majoring in communications
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
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