Anna Tessiatore
Anna  Tessiatore


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Pole Vault


Rose, Harrison Among Top Finishers After First Day at Hokie Invitational

Myesha Barr sets a personal best time of 40.89 in the 300m


Wake Forest Heads to Hokie Invitational

Coming off a strong performance last weekend, Deacs look to repeat


Brooks, McEnany Lead Demon Deacons in Wake Forest Invitational

Women take third overall while the men place fourth


Brooks, McEnany Lead Demon Deacons in Wake Forest Invitational

Women take third overall while the men place fourth


Indoor Track and Field Opens Season Saturday at JDL College Kick-Off Classic

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday

Tessiatore's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 10-8 (Indoor); 11-10.5 (Outdoor)

2012 Outdoor
Captured first place in the pole vault at the WSSU Invitational with a personal-best mark of 11-10.5 ... Currently ranks third all-time in Wake Forest history in the pole vault ... Finished sixth in her specialty event at the Tiger Track Classic with a mark of 11-7.75 ... Opened the season with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the Wake Forest Open after clearing a height of 10-11.75.

2012 Indoor
Competed in the pole vault three times during the season, recording a personal-best height of 10-8 at the Virginia Tech Elite meet en route to a sixth-place finish ... Also placed sixth at the UNC Invitational with a mark of 10-8 ... Cleared a height of 10-6 at the Fast Track Invitational to finish fifth overall in the pole vault.

Received varsity letters at Benet Academy for both track and cheerleading ... Captured first place in the pole vault at the 2011 Conference Meet ... Placed second in the pole vault at the 2010 Conference Meet ... A state qualifier for the pole vault in both her junior and senior seasons ... Current personal record in the pole vault stands at 11-3 ... Graduated with High Honors ... Named to the Dean's List all four years of high school ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Born on August 28, 1992, in Maywood, Illinois ... Daughter of Jeff and Kim Tessiatore ... Has one older brother, Craig (age 21) ... Pursuing a degree in Health and Exercise Science.

Up Close with Anna

My role models are...My parents.

One word I would use to describe myself is...Loyal.

My favorite professional athlete is...Tom Brady.

If I was not running at Wake Forest, I would play...Snow skiing.

My dream job is to...Own a cake bakery.

My favorite television shows are...Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy.

If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, I would choose...Bobby Kennedy, Taylor Swift, and Stein Erickson.

One food that I absolutely will not eat is...Jello.

Something I cannot live without is...Dark chocolate.

My favorite book is...The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay.

One fact that most people don't know about me is...I love to bake.

If I could vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to...Spain.

My favorite restaurant is...La Sorella.

If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be...Ski Magazine.

My favorite professional sports team is...Da Bears.