Head Coach Bert Rogers on Jaffke:
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in both track and field and cross country at Libertyville High School... Broke the school's pole vault record of 11 feet, 3 inches as a junior and set a new PR at 12 feet as a senior ... Was an IHSA 3A state qualifying pole-vaulter as a junior and senior year... Took sixth place at the state finals as a senior, notching an 11-foot-6 vault... Was a North Suburban Conference all-conference honoree and medalist in both pole vault and the 3,200-meter run ... Finished top five in conference all four years of high school in pole vault... Earned IHSA all-sectional honors as a junior and senior... Vaulted for the Mundelein Mambas... Was named an USATF JO All-American and took seventh at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in 2012... Won the USATF Region 7 Junior Olympic Championship in the pole vault in 2012 to advance to the national meet.
Personal: Born on Jan. 3, 1995 to Darlene and John Jaffke... Has three older siblings, Brad, Kelly and Erin ... Plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.