Laura McGinnis
Laura McGinnis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
02/26/1992

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Junior

At Wisconsin
Notables
• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten

2014 Outdoor: Won the triple jump at the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic (4/4-5) with a mark of 40-1 1/2 ... finished second in the long jump at the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic (4/4-5) by soaring 17-9 3/4 ... finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-0 and third in the long jump by soaring 17-7 1/2 at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22)

2014 Indoor:
Finished 12th in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships (3/1) after a PR mark of 39-11 1/2 ... won the triple jump at the Red & White Open (2/21) with a mark of 39-7 1/4 (12.07m) ... finished eighth in the college triple jump at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) with a mark of 39-4 3/4 (12.01m)... won the triple jump at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a mark of 38-11 1/2 (11.87m) ... placed fifth in the long jump at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a mark of 17-61/4 (5.34m) ...finished second in the triple jump at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) after posting a mark of 39-3 (11.96m) ... placed fifth in the long jump at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a mark of 17-11 (5.46m) ... won both of her events at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) after posting a mark of 18-1 3/4 (5.53m) in the long jump and 37-9 1/2 (11.52m) in the triple jump

2013 Outdoor: Finished 13th in the triple jump at the Big Ten championships (5/12) with a mark of 38-6 1/4 (11.74m) ... placed sixth in the triple jump at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/27) with a mark of 38-6 3/4 (11.75m) ... finished ninth in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays (4/12) with a mark of 39-4 (11.99m) ... placed second in the triple jump at the Westmont Classic (3/30) with a leap of 38-9 3/4 (11.83m)

2013 Indoor:
With a leap of 39-3 1/4 (11.97m), won the triple jump at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) ... won the triple jump at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a leap of 38-7 1/2 (11.75m) ... placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 38-7 3/4 (11.78m) at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) ... finished fourth in the triple jump at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a leap of 38-3 1/2 (11.67m) ... placed first in the triple jump at the Panther Open (1/12) with a leap of 39-1 1/2, a personal best.

2012 Outdoor: Competed in the Big Ten championships (5/12) to help the 4x100 relay team to ninth with a time of 47.14 ... took second in the triple jump at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) with a leap of 37-1 1/4 (11.31m) and placed second in the long jump with a distance of 17-3 1/4 (5.26m) ... placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 36-11 1/2 (11.26m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... leapt for 36-2 3/4 (11.04m) at the Stanford Invitational (4/7) to take eighth in the triple jump ... took third in the triple jump at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/21) with a mark of 35-1 1/4 (10.70m)

2012 Indoor: Took 20th in the triple jump at the Big Ten championships (2/25) with a distance of 37-0 1/2 (11.29m) ... placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 37-3 1/4 (11.36m) at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2) ... won the triple jump with a leap of 38-4 1/4 (11.69) at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) ... won the triple jump at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) with a distance of 38-3 1/2 (11.67m) ... placed third at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) with a mark of 37-3 (11.35m) ... took 19th in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational (2/11) with a leap of 37-10 1/2 (11.54m) ... placed 14th at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) in the triple jump with a distance of 36-8 1/2 (11.29m)

2011 Indoor: Placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 38-9 1/2 (11.82m) at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... took fourth in the triple jump at the Wisconsin Women's Invitational (1/28) with 37-8 3/4 (11.50m) ... placed 14th in the triple jump at the Husker Invitational (2/5) with a distance of 36-1 1/4 (11.00m) ...took 14th at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) in the triple jump with 34-11 3/4 (10.66m) ... came away with 18th from the Big Ten Championships (2/27) in the triple jump with a distance of 34-7 1/2 (10.55m) ... won the triple jump at the NCAA Qualifier (3/4) with a leap of 37-1 (11.30m)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached in the triple jump for second place with a mark of 38-2 (11.63m) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/7)

High School
As a senior, claimed 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state championship in the triple jump ... also was part of sixth-place finish in 4x200-meter relay and eighth-place finish in 4x100-meter relay at state meet as a senior ... won 2009 Wisconsin Junior Olympic title in the triple jump and finished runner-up in the long jump ... went on to finish eighth in triple jump at the 2009 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics ... nine-time scorer at Wisconsin state meet ... swept triple jump and long jumpt titles at Big Eight Conference championships as a senior ... owns three school records ... also played volleyball, helping Middleton to the state quarterfinals as a junior and state semifinals as a senior ... all-area selection by the Wisconsin State Journal ... first-team All-Big Eight Conference pick in volleyball as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... high school coaches: Tara Franklin, Bob Schell, Cory Christnovich and Jon Fenrick

Personal
Parents are Michael and Rose McGinnis ... has a sister, Jennifer ... mother attended UW ... Community Service Representative for SAESO (Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others) ... worked as a camp counselor at Hoofbeat Ridge Day Camp for the past two summers ... major is human development and family studies with a certificate in criminal justice

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin for the academic excellence of the university. I made a great connection with the track coaches and team when I visited campus and I have been a Badger fan my entire life."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Long Jump 18-1 3/4 (5.53m) 1-18-14 Long Jump 17- 3/4 (5.43m) 4-5-14
Triple Jump 39-11 1/2 (12.18m) 3-1-14 Triple Jump 40-1 1/2 (12.19m) 4-5-14

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Indoor
Triple Jump: 12th (39-11 1/2 (12.18m))

2013 - Outdoor
Triple Jump: 13th (38-6 1/4 (11.74m))

2012 - Outdoor
4x100 Relay: 9th (47.14)

2011 - Indoor
Triple Jump: 18th (34-7 1/2 (10.55m))

ON WISCONSIN
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