Jenny Soceka
Jenny Soceka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, Wis.

High School:
Memorial

Height:
5-9

Position:
Pole Vault

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Notables
• 2008 and 2010 All-American
• 2008 All-Mideast Region
• 2008 second-team All-Big Ten
• Three-time NCAA regional qualifier (2006-08)
• Three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic (2007, 08, 10)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2007, 08, 10)
• Big Ten and school record holder in outdoor pole vault
• School record holder in indoor and outdoor pole vault

At Wisconsin
2010 -- Indoor: Finished first in the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/19) with a school-record and provisional-qualifying clearance of 13-6 1/4 ... f
inished eighth in the pole vault at the New Balance Collegiate (2/5) with a provisional-qualifying clearance of 13-1 1/2 ... finished third in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Elite Invite (1/30) with a vault of 13-0 1/4

2010 -- Outdoor: Set the Big Ten and school record in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Track Club Summer Track Series meet by clearing a height of 14-3 1/2 (6/17) ... finished eighth in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/11) with a clearance of 13-9 1/4, earning All-America honors ... finished eighth in the pole vault (13-9 1/4) at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/27) to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... won the pole vault (13-5 1/4) and finished fourth in the heptathlon (4,998) at the Big Ten Oudoor Championships ... member of the fourth-place and school-record setting Shuttle Hurdle Relay (56.77) at the Drake Relays (4/24) ... finished second in the pole vault (13-2 1/2) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/17) ... finished second in the 'A' section of the pole vault at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) with a clearance of 13-9 1/4 ... won the heptathlon at the California Invitational (4/14-15) with a personal-best score of 4,971 points ... won the pole vault at the Florida Relays (4/2) with a clearance of 13-9 3/4 ... finished second in the pole vault, seventh in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump, 21st in the 200 meters at the Florida State Relays (3/26-27) ... won the pole vault and set a stadium record at the Hurricane Invitational (3/19) ... also set a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 18-5 3/4 and in the 100-meter hurdles (14.52)

2009 -- Indoor: Won the Wisconsin Badger Open while competing unattached in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.05m (13-3 1/2) ... placed fourth while competing unattached in the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic with a clearance of 4.00m (13-1 1/2) ... won the Wisconsin Elite Invite while competing unattached in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.00m (13-1 1/2)

2009 -- Outdoor: Redshirt season ... took first in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/9) with a school-record 4.25m (13-11 1/4) vault, qualifying her for the USA Championships ... tied for ninth at the USA Championships (6/28) with a 4.20m (13-9 1/4) pole vault ...

2008 -- Indoor: Cleared a school-record height of 4.05m (13-3 ½) at the Big Ten championships, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors with a runner-up finish ... set a new personal record in the pentathlon with 3,397 points, finishing third at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational ... set personal bests in the pentathlon long jump (5.29m), high jump (1.59m), and 800 meter run (2:36.93) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational as well

2008 -- Outdoor: Earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA championships in the pole vault at 4.10m (13-5 ¼) ... placed second at the Big Ten championships, matching the conference record with a vault of 4.15m (13-7 ¼) ... won the Wisconsin Twilight pole vault with a jump of 4.12m (13-6 ¼) ... cleared 12-7 ½ for a seventh-place finish at the Drake Relays ... also placed ninth in the heptathlon at the Drake Relays with 4,680 points

2007: Finished seventh in the pole vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional at 12-11 ¾ ... placed eighth in the pole vault at the Big Ten indoor championship at 12-2 ... finished 11th at the Big Ten outdoor meet at 12-1 ½ ... won the vault at the Wisconsin Twilight with an NCAA regional qualifying clearance of 13-0 ¼ ... placed sixth in the pentathlon at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational with 3,154 points ... won the vault at the Badger Track Classic (12-8), Badger Open (12-11 ½) and Yellow Jacket Invitational (12-5 ½)

2006: Finished eighth in the vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional at 12-6 ... cleared 12-2 to finish in a tie for sixth at the Big Ten indoor championships ... tied for third at the Washington Last Chance at 12-6 ... won the pole vault at the Wisconsin Twilight at 12-10 ¼ ... tied for 11th at the Big Ten outdoor meet at 11-5 ¾.

High School
Two-time All-American ... 2004 USATF Junior National and AAU national pole vault champion ... two-time Wisonsin Division 1 state champion in the pole vault ... also won state titles in the 100-meter hurdles and 4x200-meter relay as a senior as well as being a member of the fourth-place 400-meter relay ... 2005 WTCA Female Athlete of the Year ... as a junior, placed third at state in the 100-meter hurdles ... placed third at the 2004 Adidas Outdoor Nationals in the pole vault ... placed second in the pole vault at state as a sophomore ... three-time all-state ... three-time all-conference ... freshman team MVP ... Coach: Steve Guziewski

Personal
Major in business: marketing ... parents are Jack and Shelley Soceka ... has one brother, Jeff, and two sisters, JoJo and Julie ... high school teammate of Maggie Hippman and Kayla McClendon ... member of Athletes in Action

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60-Meter Hurdles 9.10 2-9-08 100 Meters 12.96 5-5-07
800 Meters 2:36.93 1-26-08 200 Meters 25.27 5-14-10
High Jump 5-2 1/2 (1.59m) 1-26-08 800 Meters 2:29.48 5-15-10
Long Jump 17-4 1/4 (5.29m) 1-26-08

100 Hurdles

14.22

5-14-10

Pole Vault 13-6 1/4 (4.12m) 2-19-10 High Jump 5-5 (1.65m) 3-27-10
Pentathlon 3,397 1-26-08 Long Jump 18-5 3/4(5.63m) 3-20-10
(9.17 / 1.51m / 9.21m / 5.12m / 2:40.20) Pole Vault 14-3 1/2 (4.36m) 6-17-10
Shot Put 39-0 1/2(11.90m) 5-14-10
Javelin 95-0(28.96m) 4-15-10
Heptathlon 4,971 4-25-08

(14.22/1.57m/11.90m/25.27/5.54m/27.61m/2:29.48)

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (3)
2010, 2008, 2007

USTFCCCA All-Academic (3)
2010, 2008, 2007


All-America Honors (2)
2010 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 8th (13-9 1/4 (4.20m))

2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 7th (13-5 1/4 (4.10m))

All-Region Honors (1)
2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: T4th (J.O. 5th) (13-3 3/4 (4.06m))

At the NCAA Championships
2010 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 8th (13-9 1/4 (4.20m))

2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 7th (13-5 1/4 (4.10m))

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2010 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 8th (13-9 1/4 (4.20m))

At the NCAA Regional Championships
2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: T-4th (J.O. 5th) (13-3 3/4 (4.06m))

All-Big Ten Honors (3)
2010 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 1st (13-5 1/4 (4.10m))

2008 - Indoor (1)
Pole Vault: T-2nd (13-3 1/2 (4.05m))

2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 2nd (13-7 1/4 (4.15m))

At the Big Ten Championships
2010 - Indoor
Pole Vault: -- (NH)

2010 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 1st (13-5 1/4 (4.10m))
Heptathlon: 4th - 4th (4,998)
(14.22 / 1.57m/ 11.90m / 25.27/ 5.54m / 27.61m / 2:29.48)

2008 - Indoor (1)

Pole Vault: T-2nd (13-3 1/2 (4.05m))

2008 - Outdoor (1)
Pole Vault: 2nd (13-7 1/4 (4.15m))

2007 - Indoor
Pole Vault: 8th (12-2 (3.71m))

Other Notable Performances
2010 Grand Haven Beach Vault
Pole Vault: 3rd (14-0 (4.26m))

2010 USA Outdoor Championships
Pole Vault: NH

2009 USA Outdoor Championships
Pole Vault: T-9th (13-9 1/4 (4.20m))

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