Bethany Lender

Bethany Lender

YR. So.
HOMETOWN Altoona, Pa.

2011-12: Competed in the triple jump, putting up season-high marks of 11.46m during the indoor season and 11.20m during the outdoor season... began the year sixth in the triple jump at the Appalachian Invitational Indoor (Dec. 2-3)... took seventh in the triple jump at the A-Sun Indoor Championships (Feb. 17-18)... marked her season-high during the outdoor season at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships, taking eighth place... earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

2010-11: Set a new personal best in the triple jump (12.14), competing exclusively in that event... earned a collegiate-best mark of 12.14m in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Qualifier to finish in sixth place... equaled her career-best finish in the triple jump at the Atlantic Sun Championship with a third place showing... had a top-five showings in the triple jump at the Liberty Quad and the Liberty Open.

2009-10: Set a personal best in the long jump (5.40m) and triple jump (11.81m), competing only during the indoor season... earned two top-ten finishes during the indoor season in the triple jump, including a fourth place finish at the Clemson Invitational with a mark of 11.81m... finished eighth at the Appalachian Indoor Invitational with a mark of 11.20m... earned a sixth place finish in the long jump at the Appalachian Invitational with a mark of 5.40m, which is a collegiate career-best mark.

Prior to ETSU: Recorded a personal best of 39-00.50 in the triple jump, and 17-09 in the long jump... a competitive gymnast for many years, and gave up the sport this year to focus in on track.

Personal: Born October 21, 1990... daughter of Robert and Donna Lender... majoring in allied health.