2008-09 Highlights: Finished as the runner up at the Chicago Duals in the pole vault.
2007-08 Highlights: During the outdoor season, team's leading pole vaulter...turned in a season-best time of :28.89 in the 200-meter dash at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational on April 10...finished fourth in the pole vault with a season-best mark of 2.95 meters at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships on May 9.
Prep/Personal: Four-year track & field letterwinner and a three-year letterwinner in tennis at Plainfield Central...helped pace the Wildcats to four Suburban Prairie conference championships in track & field...won the tennis conference championship in 2004 and sectional championship in 2005...received all-conference pole vault honors her junior year...won the 3rd singles conference champion in 2005...as a senior, led team in the pole vault...born May 5, 1989...daughter of Stephan and Susan Welch...majoring in accounting.
Career-Best Outdoor Marks
200-Meter: :28.89 (4/10/08)
Pole Vault: 2.95m (5/9/08)