2007 - Earned All-American honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (13-3.50) ... Was sixth at the West Region Championships (12-11.75) ... Finished fourth at the Pac-10 meet (13-1.50) ... Won the Modesto Relays open vault competition with a lifetime-best 13-7.25 ... Finished second against USC (12-5.50) ... Won the Cal/Nevada title (13-1.50) ... In indoor track, earned All-American honors with a fourth-place finish at Nationals (13-9.25) ... Jumped a lifetime-best 13-10 at the Southwest Host Classic ... Won the Tyson Invite college section (13-2.50) ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2006 - Finished 13th at the West Region Championships (12-6) ... Placed 11th (12-5.50) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Against USC, finished fifth with a jump of 12-5.50 ... Finished seventh at the UCSD Triton Invite (12-5.50) ... Jumped 12-1.50 for fifth-place at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Fourth at Cal/Nevada (11-9.75) and third at the CSUN Invite (11-11.75) ... In indoor track, finished eighth at the MPSF Championships (12-7.25, No. 10 in UCLA history).
Summer 2005 - At the USATF Junior National Championships, placed 15th in the heptathlon (4,113 points) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2005 - Placed 16th at the West Region meet with a lifetime-best vault of 12-6 (No. 10 in school history) ... At Pac-10, finished 11th with a jump of 12-5.50 in the PV and 10th in the heptathlon (4,324 pts.) ... Won the UCLA Invite (12-1.50) ... Had an indoor pole vault best of 11-8.
High School - All-League, All-City, and second team All-Section ... Team MVP in 2003 and 2004 ... High Point winner in 2003 ... Section champion in the 800m (2003) and pole vault (2003) ... Was also a stand-out swimmer and water polo player.
Personal - Born February 8, 1986 ... Daughter of Richard Kantola and Heidi Steger ... Has one sister, Ilsa ... Sociology major.
Kantola's Best Marks
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