Track & Field

Nicole Jaffke

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

High School:
Libertyville

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
SO/SO

Nicole Jaffke

Head Coach Bert Rogers on Jaffke:
"Nicole is one of the more technically sound pole vaulters that we've had in recent years. Nicole comes to MU having jumped 12 feet in high school and is one of the more accomplished recruits we've had in her event. Although Nicole has proven herself to be a strong and consistent competitor, she stands to gain a lot from proper strength and speed training. I expect Nicole to have many big jumps this year and I'm excited to see her develop in our program."

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.

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