|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, CA|
Summer 2010 - Broke the Irish National pole vault record with a clearance of 13-7.25 at the Irish National Championships (previous record was 13-1.50) ... Also competed at the European Championships in the vault.
2010 - Earned outdoor all-america honors at the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish in the pole vault (14-1.25) ... Cleared the No. 3 mark in the NCAA in 2010, 14-3.25, at the Jim Bush SoCal USATF Championships ... That mark ranks third all-time in school history ... Was third at the NCAA Preliminary Round with a jump of 13-9.25 ... Pac-10 runner-up (13-8.25) ... Was second against USC (13-8.25) ... Won the Triton Invite with a clearance of 13-9.25 ... Was second in the invite section at the RJ/JJK Invite (13-8.25) ... Won the Cal Poly Invite (12-11.50) ... Cal/NV runner-up (14-1.25) ... In indoor track, earned all-america honors with a ninth-place finish (13-11.25, lifetime-best) ... MPSF runner-up (13-11.25) ... Won the Boise Invite (13-3.75) ... Was second at the New Balance Invite (13-9.25) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2009 - Had a top outdoor vault of 12-11.50 and a top indoor vault of 12-9.50 ... Placed second in the vault at the Mt. SAC Relays and NAU Classic ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008 - Tied for 15th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (13-1.50) ... Jumped a lifetime-best of 13-7.75 (tied for 6th all-time at UCLA) at the West Region meet to qualify for Nationals, placing third overall ... Tied for seventh at Pac-10s (13-1.75) ... Finished second against USC (13-3.50) ... UCLA Invite runner-up (12-3.50) ... In indoor track, had a top mark of 12-8 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2007 - Had a top outdoor vault of 11-5.75.
High School - Four-year letterwinner in track ... First-team All-CIF in 2005 and 200 ... Sunset League champion in 2005 and 2006 ... Runner-up at the 2005 CA State Meet and Golden West Invite ... Finished fourth in the vault at the 2006 CA State Meet ... Edison HS school record holder with a prep best of 13-2 (No. 4 in the nation/No.
Personal - Born July 30, 1987 in Los Alamitos, CA ... Daughter of Gregory and Catherine Pena ... Has two brothers, Billy and Brendan ... International Development Studies major.
Pena's Best Marks
Pole Vault - 14-3.25 (13-11.25 indoor)