Track & Field

Nicole Jaffke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

High School:
Libertyville

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
JR/JR

Nicole  Jaffke

01/28/2015

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Personal Bests (as of June 2015):

Indoor-
Pole Vault:3.66 meters (No. 4 all-time)

Outdoor-
Pole Vault
: 3.71 meters (No. 4 all-time)


2015-16:
Indoor (Jr.): Competed in the pole vault … In her opening meet of the season, Jaffke placed sixth in the Blue and Gold Invitational (Dec. 4), recording a height of 3.20 meters (10-6 feet) ... 

2014-15:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Participated in the pole vault during her indoor season ... At the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 28- March 1) she came in sixth place for her result of 3.66 meters (12' 0"), her height also landed her at No. 4 all-time for MU's women's indoor pole vault ... Brought home bronze from the Panther TuneUp (Feb. 20) by notching a height of 3.36 meters (11' 0.25") ... At the UW Parkside Open (Feb. 7) her height of 3.45 meters (11' 3.75") landed her third place ... Took home first place at the John Tierney Triangular (Jan. 23) for a height of 3.40 meters (11' 1.75").
Outdoor (So.): Pole vaulted in nine different meets during her sophomore outdoor campaign … Placed fifth at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier with by a height of 3.71 meters (12’2”) … At the BIG EAST Track and Field Championships (May 8-9), she notched a height of 3.71 meters (12’2”) … Vaulted past all her competition at 3.64 meters (11’11.25”) and placed first at the 2015 Benedictine University Twilight Invitational (April 24) … Took home gold for Marquette during their dual meet against UW-Milwaukee (April 10) when she reached a height of 3.45 meters (11’ 3.75”).

2013-14:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.)
:Competed in the pole vault during her first indoor season... Finished second and landed second all-time at Marquette with a height of 3.45 meters (11 feet, 3.75 inches) at the UWM Triangular (Jan.17) ... Placed fifth in the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at a height of 3.45 meters (11 feet, 3.75 inches).
Outdoor (Fr.):Competed in the pole vault for the Golden Eagles in 2014 ... Set a personal record of 3.47 meters(11-4.5) at the BIG EAST Conference meet (May 10), which was good enough for a seventh-place finish ... Jaffke placed second at the Marquette Duals (Apr. 4) with a height of 3.35meters (11-0.25).

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 ... Majors in exercise physiology.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2015-
Pole Vault: 6th (12-0/3.66 meters)
2014-
Pole Vault: 5th (11-3.75/3.45 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2015-
Pole Vault: 5th (12-2/3.71 meters)
2014-
Pole Vault: 7th (11-4.50/3.47 meters)

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