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Pearl Bickersteth

High Jump
Position
Senior
Class
Dumfries, Va.
Hometown
Potomac
High School

ACC Champion: HJ (I: [apos]12)
NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier:
HJ ([apos]11, [apos]12, [apos]13)
Regional Qualifier: HJ (O[apos]10)
All-ACC:
HJ (I: [apos]12; O: [apos]12)
USATF Jr. National Participant:
HJ ([apos]10)
PR:
High Jump – 1.83m (6[apos] 0′)

2013 Outdoor
Qualified for NCAA Preliminaries, finishing 35th in HJ
4th in the high jump at the ACC Championships

2013 Indoor
9th in the high jump at the ACC Championships

2012 Outdoor
Qualified for NCAA Preliminaries, finishing 23rd in HJ
3rd in high jump at ACCs, earning All-ACC honors
Won high jump at Liberty Collegiate Invitational with PR of 1.83m (6[apos] 0′), which ranks 3rd in Virginia history

2011-12 INDOOR
ACC Champion in high jump
Won high jump at Hokie Invitational
Reached a season-best height of 1.79m (5[apos] 10.5′) at ACCs, which ranks fifth in Virginia history

2011 OUTDOOR
Finished 27th at NCAA East Preliminaries in high jump
Placed sixth in high jump at ACCs
Earned bronze in high jump at ECAC Championships
Set personal best in high jump at Spect Towns National Team Invite
Won high jump at Liberty Collegiate Invitational

2010-11 INDOOR
Finished seventh in high jump at ACCs
Won high jump at the Liberty Quad

2010 OUTDOOR
Scored at ACCs, finishing seventh in high jump
Regional qualifier in high jump
Won high jump at Mason Quadrangular and Lou Onesty
PR 5[apos] 8.5′ from ACCs ranks eighth all-time at UVa

2009-10 INDOOR
Finished 10th at ACCs in the high jump

HIGH SCHOOL
Holds indoor state high jump record
Set Dogwood and Southern Classic high jump records
Washington Post Prince William County Athlete of the Year, indoor and outdoor
Eight-time all-state in high jump, indoor and outdoor
Two-time state runner-up in high jump
All-district in triple jump, indoor and outdoor
Washington Post All-Met in track

Personal
Full name is Pearl Isa Bickersteth
Daughter of Nemata Blyden and Christopher Bickersteth
Two younger brothers: Ayinde, 17, and Nalo, 12
Coached by Norrin Braxton at Potomac Senior High School

More about Pearl:
Favorite magazine: Cosmo
Favorite song: ‘It Will Rain’ by Bruno Mars
Favorite ice cream flavor: coffee