Jessica Vardas
Jessica Vardas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Homestead, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central

Event:
Pole Vault

Jessica Vardas Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Sophomore/Sophomore

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
Took second in the pole vault at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17) after clearing 11-5 3/4(3.5m)

2013 Outdoor:
Took eighth at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a clearance of 10-2 (3.10m) ... placed sixth in the Invitational section of the pole vault at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/27) with a clearance of 11-6 1/2 (3.52m) ... finished fourth in the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/13) with a clearance of 11-6 1/2 (3.52m)

2013 Indoor:
Finished 19th in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (2/23) with a clearance of 11-7 3/4 (3.55m) ... placed third in the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a clearance of 11-9 3/4 (3.60m) ... finished second at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-2 1/4 (3.41m) ... placed seventh in the pole vault at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a clearance of 11-3 3/4 (3.45m) ... finished fifth in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a clearance of 11-9 3/4 ... placed third in the pole vault at the Panther Open (1/12) with a clearance of 11-5 3/4 (3.50m)

2012 Outdoor: Competed in the Big Ten championships (5/13) to take 15th in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-9 (3/58m) ... placed ninth at the Beach Invitational (4/21) in the pole vault with a height of 12-4 1/2 (3.77m) ... took fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... cleared 11-9 3/4 (3.60m) at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) to take sixth in the pole vault ... placed second in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) with a height of 11-9 3/4 (3.60m)

2012 Indoor: Placed second in the pole vault with a height of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) ... took 13th in the pole vault a tthe tyson Invitational (2/10) with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... cleared a height of 12-0 1/2 (3.67m) at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) for 15th place

2011 Indoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached and placed second in the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/18) with a clearance of 11-3 3/4 (3.45m)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached in the pole vault to take fourth with a height of 10-10 (3.30m) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/7)

High School
Placed third in the pole vault at the Illinois Class 3A state meet as a senior ... also finished eighth at state meet as a junior ... won conference and sectional championships in pole vault as a junior and senior ... also competed in gymnastics and diving ... three-year Dean's list honoree ... named to honor roll as a senior

Personal
Parents are Lori and Mike Vardas ... has two brothers, older, Chris and younger, Matt ... major is food science

Why Wisconsin?
"I have wanted to go to Wisconsin since I was little because I loved Bucky Badger. When I found out that UW was a great school academically and the track team was friendly and fun, I knew I wanted Wisconsin for sure."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 12-5 1.2 (3.80m) 1-28-12 Pole Vault 12-4 1/2 (3.77m) 4-21-12

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Indoor
Pole Vault: 19th (11-7 3/4 (3.55m))

2012 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 15th (11-9 (3.58m))

ON WISCONSIN
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