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Pearl Bickersteth
Pearl  Bickersteth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

High School:
Potomac

Event:
High Jump

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

05/16/2013

Virginia to Send 17 Athletes to NCAA East Preliminary Round

Meet to be held in Greensboro, N.C., May 23-25

04/20/2013

Lavender Wins 400m Title on Final Day of ACC Championships

Cavalier women and men finish fourth and sixth at the meet

03/30/2013

Track Virginia Invitational (by Matt Riley)

Track Virginia Invitational (by Matt Riley)

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

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