I started jumping in November 1978, at West Point, Virginia. Kate
Cooper and I were in the same first jump course. We were in college
and became good friends and roommates after meeting in the first
jump course. I have always considered West Point as my "home"
drop zone and I have jumped at lot of other places.
I have organized numerous events over the years, including a 100-way
attempt for Carol Clay's (world's most experienced female skydiver)
100th hour of freefall jump, a fund raiser that raised over $10,000
for a home for abused children. I was an organizer at the Carolina
Sky Sports, Louisburg, NC, Thanksgiving Boogie 1995. I co-organized
a 20/40 way sequential camp with Chris Wagner in Raeford, NC over
Labor Day weekend 1995. We plan to do more of this in the future.
I've been involved in a lot of aspects of the sport. Although
I'm not a "star" in any one discipline, I have a broad
range of experience in skydiving - RW, both big and little ways,
team and fun stuff, CRW, video and instructing. I've tried to
do it all to keep it interesting for the past 17 years! This summer
I plan to get on a sky surfboard and try my luck at that! I'll
also be on a 4-way team that will compete in the Virginia Parachute
Council meets. We have four or five meets a year and I have done
a lot of video work for these meets, but I think I'll compete
Athletic and Sports Accomplishments:
- Static Line jumpmaster/instructor since 1981
- AFF jumpmaster/instructor since 1983
- Senior Rigger
- Freefall photographer (300+ camera jumps)
- Bronze Medal at US Nationals 20-way 1992
- Women's World Records: 48-way 1984, 60-way 1986 and 103-way in
- World Records: 100-way Muskogee, OK 1986, 120-way Quincy, IL 1986
- Docked 6th in the first all-women's 8-stack 1982
- Night WSCR #44
- New England Women's Record Organizer 1995
- Virginia State Women's Record Organizer 1995
- Co-organizer at Lake Wales Record Attempts 1995
- Participant in: 160-ways DeLand, FL , 232-ways Lake Wales, FL
- 1995-1997 Virginia State Record Organizer (proceeds went to charity)
- World Team 96
- 1996-1998 New Jersey State Record Organizer, Crosskeys, NJ
- 1997 New England Record 75-way Organizer, Pepperell, Mass.
- Plane Captain World Record 300-way, Skydive Chicago, 1998
Carol Clay's 100 Hr. Freefall 100-way
the weekend of Carol Clay's 100 Hr. Freefall 100-way that Sandy organized.
The weather turned to crap and we only got two attempts off. We partied
the rest of the time.
L to R: Sandy, Aleth Matrone (Herd girl, Misty Blue, Diamond Quest), Janet Lundquist
(Herd girl), Carol Clay, Sue Sweetman (Herd girl) and KallyKo (Herd girl).
photo from Janet Lundquist.
Women's World Record 1996
This is a 2-parter, doing the "girlie thing" that night at the NC WWR that
we went out on the town. Mallory did everyone's make-up for them. It was
so much fun. Mallory kept saying, "You're so pretty you really don't need
much make-up at all. Just a little mascara, so we know you have eyelashes!
It helps when you bat your eyes!"
"And I just loved watching them laugh. We did a LOT of laughing that night!
And Sandy joined up with Mallory to help her organize for the Star of David
skydives after that." -- Janet Lundquist
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