I started pole vaulting in the spring of my 7th grade year. Although I have only been pole vaulting three seasons, I am proud of my achievements as a vaulter. As a freshman, my highlights include placing 3rd in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship with a school record jump of 11’8”, 2nd in Regionals with a jump of 11’6”, 1st in Districts with a jump of 11’7”, and achieving the #18 ranking in the country as a freshman according to the final 2018 Mile Split outdoor rankings. These experiences have reinforced my passion for the sport and have inspired me to dedicate myself to becoming an elite-level college pole vaulter.
In addition to qualifying for the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships my freshman year in pole vault, I also qualified for two additional events. The 4X400 meter relay and the 4X200 meter relay teams. My 4X400 meter relay team placed 3rd in the state with a school record of 3:59.79.
I was fortunate to have coaches at Liberty Benton that were dedicated to coaching pole vault and taught me the fundamentals of the vault. Through this training, I was able to utilize my determination, persistence, discipline, and hard work to accomplish my goals. In addition to track and field, I was the starting center midfielder as a freshman and sophomore for my high school soccer team and we were the first team in school history to make the OHSAA State Semifinals.
In addition to my athletic skills, I have dedicated myself to excel academically and to serve my community through volunteer work. I’m looking for a program that will fit my athletic and academic aspirations. Based on my current accomplishments, I know I have the skill, work-ethic, and leadership skills to make an immediate impact on your program.