Dan - Not familiar with laden squats.
The take on her jump in terms of the high lift of the feet from our camp is that we don't love it, but she's more than strong enough and fast enough for it to not be a problem, so we're not trying to train it out of her because it would simply take time and energy away from what we feel are more productive things.
I think we're going to see some obscene gains in the next year. Her strength reserves run very deep, she has better recovery ability than anyone I've known, and she has remarkable speed. Good things are a brewing for 2007...