In 2012, Vakalis had a top-20 finish at the UIPM World Cup Final in May which helped clinch her spot for London. A month earlier, she won the 2012 Guatemala Open. She also had a top-12 finish at the Indoor International competition in Hungary.
In 2011, Vakalis had a top-10 finish at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Along with competing in the World Cup final that year and placing in the top-30, Vakalis finished fifth at the Guadalajara Open.
At the 2010 Pan American Championships in Brazil, Vakalis placed fifth. That year she would also place 31st at both the UIPM Senior World Championships and the UIPM World Cup final.
Two-time Canadian champ Vakalis had top-30 results at the 2009 World Cup Final in Brazil and the Senior World Championships in Great Britain.
John Hawes (National Team Head Coach), Peter Ho (fencing), Ross Ristuccia/Nic Stevenson (running), Patrick Haynes (Shooting),. Byron Macdonald and Linda Kiefer (swimming).
Senior national athlete since:
College/ University (year graduated):
Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science (2003); Master of Architecture (2009)
Focus of studies:
Computers, Design, Green Architecture