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Mahwah Track Star Signs With North Carolina

Senior is four-time indoor state sectional pole vault champion

Senior Carolyn Edler signed a National Letter of Intent to pole vault for the University of North Carolina – Wilmington Seahawk Track & Field Team.

Carolyn is a four-time indoor state sectional pole vault champion, three time member of  state indoor pole vault relay champion team, three time indoor league (NBIAL then Patriot League) champion for pole vault,  three time indoor Bergen County Relay champion, two time outdoor state sectional pole vault champion, one time member of state indoor high jump relay champion team, one time indoor league champion for high jump and one time outdoor state sectional high jump champion.

She placed 7th at the NJ State Indoor Meet of Champions this year. She competed in the New Balance Indoor National Championship meet as an emerging elite, placing 10th out of 50 and earning a new indoor PR of 11’1”.

Carolyn holds the Mahwah High School Indoor Pole Vault Record at 11’1” & she tied the outdoor record of 11’ last season.

This indoor season she was named First Team All-League, All-Bergen County and All-North Jersey team for pole vault and First Team All League for High Jump.

Edler's coaches are Rob Pasek, Ben Battles and Rob Parker.

Throughout her high school career, she has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in the sport:

SENIOR YEAR HONORS

2011-2012 Indoor Season Honors

2012 First Team All-North Jersey for Pole Vault
2012 First Team All-Bergen County for Pole Vault
2012 First Team Patriot League for Pole Vault
2012 First Team Patriot League for High Jump
Mahwah High School Indoor Pole Vault Record Holder @ 11'1"
Qualified to New Balance Indoor Nationals as Emerging Elite
Qualified to State Meet of Champions
State Sectional Pole Vault Champion, North 1, Group 2
Bergen County High Jump Relay Champions
Big North Patriot League Indoor Pole Vault Champion @ 11' (League Record)
Big North Patriot League Indoor High Jump Champion
State Relay High Jump Champions

JUNIOR YEAR HONORS

2011 Outdoor Season Honors:

2011 First Team Patriot League for Pole Vault
2011 Second Team All-County for Pole Vault
Qualified to State Meet of Champions
State Sectional Pole Vault Champion, North 1, Group 2 with 11' jump, setting new State Sectional Record and tying Mahwah High School Record
State Sectional High Jump Champion, North 1, Group 2
Bergen County Group B Pole Vault Champion with new County Record of 10'7"
Bergen County Pole Vault Relay Champions

2010-2011 Indoor Season Honors:

2010-11 First Team Patriot League for Pole Vault
2010-11 Second Team All-County for Pole Vault
Qualified to State Meet of Champions
State Sectional Pole Vault Champion, North 1, Group 2
Bergen County Pole Vault Relay Champions
State Pole Vault Relay Champions

SOPHOMORE YEAR HONORS

2010 Outdoor Season Honors:

State Sectional Pole Vault Champion, North 1, Group 2 tying section record of 10'6"
First Team NBIAL League for Pole Vault
Honorable Mention All-Bergen County Outdoor Track Team
Qualified to State Meet of Champions
NBIAL League -Division II Pole Vault Champion with outdoor PR of 10'6"

2009-2010 Indoor Season Honors:

Honorable Mention All-Bergen County Indoor Track Team
Second Team All NBIAL League for pole vault
State Sectional Pole Vault Champion, North 1, Group 2
Qualified to State Meet of Champions
PR of 10'6" at the 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships tying the Mahwah High School Indoor Record
Bergen County Pole Vault Relay Champions with a new Bergen County & Mahwah High School record of 20'
State Pole Vault Relay Champions tying the Mahwah High School record of 19'6"

FRESHMAN YEAR HONORS

2009 Outdoor Season Honors:
Second Team All NBIAL League
Honorable Mention All-Bergen County Outdoor Track Team
Bergen County Pole Vault Relay Champions with a Mahwah High School record of 29'6"

2008-2009 Indoor Season Honors:

First Team NBIAL League
Honorable Mention All-County Bergen County Indoor Track Team
State Sectional Pole Vault Champion North 1, Group 2
NBIAL League - Division II Pole Vault Champion
Bergen County Pole Vault Relay Champions with Bergen County Record of 18'6'
State Pole Vault Relay Champions with a Mahwah High School record of 19' 6"

More information on Edler's track and field accomplishments can be found at the NJ Runner webpage.

The above information was submitted to Patch by Karen Edler. Got a story idea? Send it to jessica.mazzola@patch.com.

Kenneth F Werring April 03, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Once again we see the results of wonderful talent guided by terrific coaching staff and the teachers of our school district. Congratulations to all. May the contract dispute be settled sooner than later.
Sandy Parks April 03, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Congratulations to Carolyn for an outstanding four years at MHS. She is a marvelous athlete who has been encouraged and guided by three of the absolutely best coaches. Kudos to all!

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