Lexie Schachne
Lexie Schachne
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westport, Conn.
High School: Staples
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Mechanical Engineering (SB)
House Affiliation: Quincy

Personal Bests:
Pole Vault - 3.80m (I)

All-Ivy League second team (PV) … Vaulted a career-best in the pole vault at the Ivy League Indoor Championships with a height of 3.80 meters … Placed second at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships with a height of 3.70 meters. 

Completed the pole vault event with a height of 11-5.75 (3.50m) at the indoor Heps … Finished fourth in pole vault with a height of 10-10 (3.30m) at HYP … Placed ninth overall in the pole vault at the outdoor Heps, recording a new personal-best height of 11-7.75 (3.55m). 

Placed third in the pole vault with a personal-best height of 3.35m at the USATF New England Indoor Championship.

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner in indoor and outdoor track at Staples High School ... Four-time Connecticut state champion in pole vault ... Finished second at the U.S. World Youth Trials and earned All-America honors at the National Junior Olympics in 2011 ... Set the meet record at the Nutmeg State Games in pole vault ... Won the New England Championship in the pole vault in 2011 ... Took first place at the Connecticut State Class LL Championship as a senior ... Won the FCIAC pole vault championships in indoor and outdoor track as a junior and senior ... Holds the school record for pole vault in indoor (11’8.5”) and outdoor (12’) ... 2012 Indoor and Outdoor Block S MVP ... Took first place and set the meet record at the Middletown Outdoor Track and Field Invitational in 2012 ... Captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams as a senior.

Recipient of the Jonathan Uman Scholarship ... AP Scholar ... Member of National Honor Society and Chinese National Honor Society ... Named FCIAC Scholar Athlete  in spring 2011 ... World Language Spanish and World Language Chinese Awards recipient ... Founder of jumpingforjoplin.org that raised over $2,000 to rebuild the track program at Joplin High School ... Circle of Friends volunteer ... Co-president of Students Supporting Special Athletes ... Father, David, graduated from Harvard Business School in 1990 ... Mother, Faith, played varsity tennis at Brandeis ... Also enjoys indoor rock climbing, swimming and yoga.