Atlantic 10 Rookie Performer of the Week (Jan. 25, 2010)
IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK
2009-10 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Set a UMass top-five all-time mark and was a New England Championship qualifier in the pole vault...Set the third highest all-time mark at UMass in the event (11-11.75) at the ECAC Championships (5/16) where she grabbed sixth place...Notched a bronze medal in the event at the A-10 Championships (5/2) by vaulting for a height of 11-07.75...Took first in the pole vault at the UNH Pre Conference Meet (4/24) with a height of 11-08.50...Placed second in the pole vault at both the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17) and the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10) with respective marks of 11-03.75 and 11-05.75...Qualified for the New England Championships at the first meet of the season (4/3 UConn Invite) by taking first place with a mark of 11-05.75...Indoor Track: Proved to be a standout pole vaulter in her first season at UMass... Set a UMass top five all-time mark and set qualifying marks for both the ECAC and New England Championships... Set the second highest all-time mark at UMass (12-01.50) and took sixth in the pole vault at the ECAC Championships (3/6)... At the New England Championships (2/26), placed sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 11-05.75... Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19) with a height of 11-09.75... Took first in the pole vault (11-11.75) and qualified for the ECAC and New England Championships at the Great Dane Invitational (1/22).
Before UMass: A 2009 graduate of Hanover Park High School where was named a 2009 High School All-American for pole vault ... Two-time all-area and all-county first team ... All-state first team selection as a junior in 2008 ... Conference champion in pole vault as a freshman in 2006 ... Three-time all-conference first team selection ... Holds school pole vaulting record with a height of 12' 7.25" ... Finished third at Nike Outdoor Nationals as a senior.
Personal: Nicole Dolores Pompei ... Born August 9, 1991 in Livingston, N.J. ... Daughter of Glenn and Lori Pompei ... Has one brother, Marc ... Majoring in Music.