UW Health Sports Medicine 




Jesse Johnson
Jesse Johnson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Plover, Wis.

High School:
Stevens Point

Height:
6-1

Event:
Pole Vault

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Sophomore/Redshirt Freshman

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
Finished sixth in the pole vault by clearing 16-9 1/4 (5.11m) at the Big Ten championships (2/28-3/1) ... at the Red & White Open (2/21), won the pole vault by clearing 17-3 (5.26m) and demolishing his previous record of 15-11 (4.85m) ... with a clearance of 15-5 (4.70m), placed 12th in the pole vaultat the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), set a new personal record in the pole vault, clearing 15-11 (4.85m) to finish fourth ... at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18), placed fourth in the pole vault with a height of 13-11 1/4 (4.25m) ... making his season debut, won the pole vault by tying his personal-best clearance of 14-5 1/4 (4.40m) at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17)

2014 Outdoor:
Registered a clearance of 16-9 1/4 (5.11m) for a 20th place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/29) ... finished sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (5/16-5/18) with a clearance of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m) ... won the pole vault at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a clearance of 16-5 1/4 (5.01m) ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), finished second in the pole vault by clearing a personal-best height of 17-1 1/2 (5.22m) ... at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/18-19), earned a runner-up finish in the pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 17-0 3/4 (5.20m) ... making his outdoor debut, finished second in the pole vault by clearing 16-0 3/4 (4.90m) at the Walt Disney World Open (3/21-22)

2013 Indoor:
Competing unattached, finished seventh in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-5 1/4 (4.40m) at the Red & White Open (2/15)

2013 Outdoor: Competing unattached, finished third in the pole vault at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative Meet with a clearance of 15-0 (4.53m) ... competing unattached, placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-9 (4.50m) at the Wisconsin Open (5/4)

High School
As a junior in 2011, won the pole vault at the Wisconsin state championships by clearing 14-6 ... finished third at the state meet, clearing 15-3 as a senior ... two-time Wisconsin Valley Conference champion in the event ... four-year varsity letter winner ... also a two-time varsity letter winner in football

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because I wanted to push myself to compete at the highest level possible and Wisconsin offered me that opportunity."

Personal
Majoring in engineering ... parents are Johnny and Julie Johnson ... has two siblings, Taylor, 15, and Gabby, 11

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 17-3 (5.26m) 2-21-14 Pole Vault 17-1 1/2 (5.22m) 5-3-14

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2014 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 20th (16-9 1/4 (5.11m))

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Indoor
Pole Vault: 6th (16-9 1/4 (5.11m))

2014 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 6th (16-8 3/4 (5.10m))

ON WISCONSIN
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