Cimran Virdi
Cimran Virdi
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: Las Lomas
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Computer Science

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
PV - 13', 6.5" (4.13m) - MIT Varsity Indoor Record

Outdoor:
PV - 14' 0" (4.27m) - MIT Varsity Outdoor Record

2015-16: NCAA Champion (Indoor - Pole Vault) ... All-American (Indoor - Pole Vault) ... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Pole Vault) ... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Pole Vault) ... USTFCCCA Division III New England Indoor Field Athlete of the Year ... USTFCCCA All-Region (Indoor - Pole Vault; Outdoor - Pole Vault) ... Broke the MIT Indoor Varsity Record in the Pole Vault ...  participated at the New Balance Grand Prix where she competed against Olympians (finished fourth clearing 13', 5.25" (4.10m) ... competed in eight indoor meets ... clinched the Pole Vault National Championship for the third straight NCAA meet clearing an MIT best and indoor PR height of 13', 6.5" (4.13m) ... in her eight meets, won the pole vault event in seven ... competed in two outdoor meets ... at the 38th Annual Aztec Invite, where she placed second and cleared 13', 1.5" (4.17m). 

2014-15: NCAA Champion (Indoor - Pole Vault; Outdoor - Pole Vault) ... All-American (Indoor - Pole Vault; Outdoor - Pole Vault) ... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Pole Vault; Outdoor - Pole Vault) ... Broke the NCAA Division III Outdoor Record in the Pole Vault (14', 0" - 4.27m) ... USTFCCCA Division III New England Athlete of the Year ... NEWMAC Champion (Pole Vault) ... USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (5/5) ... ECAC Division III New England Field Athlete of the Week (5/6) ... competed in ten indoor meets ... won the pole vault event at both the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship (3/13-14) clearing 13', 1.5" (4.00m) and the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/20-21) with a jump of 12', 11.5" (3.95m) ... set an indoor PR at the Tufts Last Chance Meet (3/6) clearing 13', 1.75" (4.01m) ... competed in nine outdoor meets ... won the pole vault in all nine meets which included the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (5/21-23) with a height of 13', 7.25" (4.15m), the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship (5/14-15) with a duplicate height, the NEICAAA Championship (5/7-9) with a height of 13', 1.5" (4.00m), the New England Division III Outdoor Championship with a Division III best leap of 14', 0" (4.27m) and the NEWMAC Championship (4/25) by clearing 13', 1.5" (4.00m).

2013-14: NCAA Champion … All-American (pole vault outdoor) … All-American (pole vault indoor) … NEWMAC All-Conference (pole vault) … (Outdoor): earned All-America accolades with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/24), breaking the school record with a final height of 13-05.25 …earned All-Conference honors for winning the event with a height of 12-07.50 at the NEWMAC Championships (4/26) … won the pole vault contest in seven of the eight contests she competed in … (Indoor): was named the NCAA Champion in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/15) with a personal best height of 12-11.50 … is the first MIT woman to win an individual event at NCAAs … came in second at the ECAC Championships (3/8) with a final height of 12-04.75 … finished in the top three in the pole vault in all ten indoor competitions she competed in.

2012-13: NEWMAC All-Conference (Pole Vault) … (indoor): finished fourth in the pole vault with a vault of 10-11.75 at the Terrier Classic (1/25) … vaulted an 11-03.75 at the New England Division III Championships (2/16), coming fifth … improved further with her vault of 12-00.00 at the Tufts Last Chance Meet (3/02), finishing in third place … (outdoor): was second in the pole vault in 3.35m at the Engineer’s Cup (4/06) … finished in second place at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) with a vault of 3.55m … came in fifth at ECACs (5/16) when she cleared the bar in 3.55m.

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in computer science with a concentration in philosophy … Network Architecture Engineer at MIT ... currently involved with a SuperUROP in MTL ... conducted a UROP at CSAIL working with the LIS group … interned at DirecTV ... completed research in motion magnification of videos ... member of Sigma Kappa sorority.

High School: A 2012 graduate of Las Lomas High School … Scholar Athlete Award … Most Valuable Athlete Award … East Bay Top 100 Athletes of the Year …  high school record holder at 12’9” … four-time varsity letterwinner … also played tennis … captain … president of the Science Club … president of the French Club.