Preethi Vaidyanathan
Preethi Vaidyanathan
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: South Windsor, Conn.
High School: South Windsor
Position: High Jump
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2014: NEWMAC All-Conference (high jump) … competed in the high jump …(Outdoor): wrapped up season clearing 5-01.00 at the NEICAAA Championships (5/10) to finish 23rd … earned All-Conference honors for a second place finish at the NEWMAC Championships (4/26) where she cleared 5-01.75 … won the event at the Sean Collier Invitational (4/19)  with a jump of 5-03.75 … came in first at Bates (4.12) by clearing 5-02.25 … set the varsity record  of 5-05.00 at the Westmont Collegiate Classic (3/29) … (Indoor): broke the indoor varsity record by clearing 5-04.50 en route to an eighth place finish at the ECAC Championships (3/8) … finished second at the New England Division III Championships (2/22) with a final height of 5-03.00 … won the event at the Tufts Stampede Invite (2/1), the Art Farnham Invitational (1/25) and the Bowdoin Quad (1/18) with winning heights of 5-04.25, 5-01.00, and 5-03.00, respectively. 

2013: (Indoor): came first in the high jump with a 5-03.75 at the Terrier Classic (1/25) … was third in the high jump with a 5-04.25 at the New England Division III Championships (2/16) … (outdoor): came in third in the high jump in 1.50m at the Westmont Collegiate Classic (3/30) … won the event at the meet against Bates, Colby and USM (4/13) with her jump of 1.54m … at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27), she came in sixth in 1.55m … improved to 1.58m in the event to come in fifth at the New England Division III Championships (5/04).

2012: Finished eighth in the high jump (5-03 ¾) at ECAC Division III (indoor), and holds the freshman record in that event … got the gold in the high jump (5-03) at the NEWMAC Championship (outdoor) … came third in the high jump (5-02 ¼) at the New England Division III Championship … holds the freshman record in the high jump (5-03).

Off the Track: Majoring in aerospace engineering with a concentration in theater arts … held an internship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

High School: A 2011 graduate of South Windsor High School … state open high jump champion as a junior and runner-up as a senior … three-time conference high jump champion … indoor and outdoor school record in high jump … all-state, all-conference, All-Courant selection … indoor and outdoor track team captain … National Honors Society … National Merit commended scholar … Bausch & Lomb science award.