Courtney Walden
Courtney Walden

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School:
Oconomowoc

Event:
Pole Vault

Courtney Walden Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Sophomore/Sophomore

At Wisconsin
2014 Outdoor:
Took 12th in the pole vault at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/18-19) by clearing 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... finished 16th in the pole vault at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) by clearing 12-3 1/2 ... won the pole vault at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) after clearing 12-7 1/2

2014 Indoor:
Tied for 14th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships (3/1) after posting a PR mark of 12-9 1/2 ... took second in the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/21) by clearing 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) ... placed third in the college pole vault at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) by clearing 12-7 1/2 ... set a personal record and the third-highest mark in school history in the pole vault at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) after clearing 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) ... won the pole vault after clearing 12-5 1/2 (3.8m) at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18)

2013 Oudoor:
Placed seventh in the pole vault at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/26) with a clearance of 11-6 1/2 (3.52m) ... won the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/13) with a clearance of 12-6 1/4 (3.82m) ... placed third in the pole vault at the Westmont Classic (3/30) with a clearance of 11-5 3/4 (3.50)

2013 Indoor:
Won the pole vault at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... finished 15th in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (2/23) with a clearance of 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... placed second in the pole valult at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... finished 12th in the pole vault at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) with a clearance of 11-8 (3.56m) ... placed third in the pole vault at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a clearance of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... finished fourth 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: Took 16th at the Big Ten championships (5/13) with a height of 11-9 (3/58m) ... placed ninth at the Beach Invitational (4/21) with a clearance of 12-4 1/2 (3.77m) ... took seventh in the pole vault at Mt. SAC Relays (4/20), clearing 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... placed seventh in the pole vault with a height of 11-9 3/4 (3.60m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23)

2012 Indoor: Won the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/17) with a height of 12-0 (3.66m) ... won the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (2/11) with a clearance of 11-5 3/4 (3.50m) ... placed second in the pole vaut with a height of 11-9 3/4 (3.60m) at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... cleared a height of 11-6 1/2 (3.52m) at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) for 20th place ... took 3rd in the pole vault at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with a height of 11-1 3/4 (3.40m)

2011 Indoor: Redshirt season. Competed unattached, won the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/18) with a height of 11-7 3/4 (3.55m) ... took third at the NCAA Qualifier (3/4) in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-8 1/2 (3.57m)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season

High School
Claimed 2010 Wisconsin Division I state title in the pole vault ... won championship by six inches, clearing school-record height of 11-6 ... also swept Little Ten Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault titles as a senior ... won sectional crown to advance to state meet ... also claimed Little Ten indoor conference title in the pole vault as a junior ... did not compete in track and field as a freshman or sophomore

Personal
Parents are Cheryl and Mike Walden ... has two siblings, Emily and Taylor ... intends to major in kinesiology

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because I have always been a Badger fan. Living so close to Madison made it obvious to me that only Badger Nation has this amazing kind of energy. I've wanted to be a part of it ever since I was young. "

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) 3-1-14 Pole Vault 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) 3-21-14

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Indoor
Pole Vault: T-14th (12-9 1/2 (3.90m))

2013 - Indoor
Pole Vault: 15th (12-1 1/2 (3.70m))

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

ON WISCONSIN
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