Brooke Tjerrild
Brooke Tjerrild
Year: So.
Hometown: Fresno, CA
High School: Clovis North HS
Events: Pole Vault
Experience: 1Y

2018 -- Was only three-quarters of an inch back of breaking the school record for the pole vault as a true freshman, clearing 13’ 7.25” at the 36th annual Cal Poly #ShareSLO Invitational hosted March 24 ... her PR (just 0.75 inches away from the all-time record by Paula Serrano in 2000) ranked No. 4 in the nation among freshmen (No. 1 regionally); regardless of class, she was No. 41 in the country for the entirety of the spring ... went on to win the Big West Conference title in the event, clearing 13 feet & 1.5 inches at CSUN on May 11, prevailing in a jump-off vs. Matador senior Gardenia Centanaro ... collected Big West Athlete of the Week awards on both March 27 & March 6 ... altogether, tallied six first-place showings; also posted victories at the Cal Opener in Berkeley March 3 (at 12’ 7.5”), the UC Santa Barbara Tri-Meet on March 10 (12’ 0”), Titan Challenge in Fullerton March 31 (13’ 1.5”) and the Blue-Green Rivalry Dual Meet against UCSB April 28 (13’ 1.5”) ... added a seventh-place overall finish in the Elite section of the Mt. SAC Relays on April 21 (third among collegiate student-athletes), at 13’ 3.5” ... was only one spot back of qualifying for the National Championship Finals in her first season, as she tied for 13th place at the West Prelim Round of the NCAA Championships in Sacramento on May 25, at 13’ 4.5” ... in addition, academically earned USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Prep -- As a senior for Clovis North High School, took second place at the CIF State Championships for the pole vault while clearing a PR of 13 feet, 6 inches (seventh-highest nationally in 2017) ... also vaulted 13’ 5” to win the 2017 Central Section Masters title ... exceeded 13 feet on six occasions as a senior ... graduated as a three-time Tri-River Athletic Conference champion for the Broncos (also qualifying for the overall state finals as a sophomore and junior) ... in June 2017, earned fifth place at the USATF Junior (U-20) Championships held in Sacramento, with a height of 12’ 3.5” ... senior season featured 12 pole vault wins altogether ... also earned a PR in the triple jump (37’ 4”) which took third place at the section finals ... competed in gymnastics, as well ... was an AP honors student; also earned a 2017 B’nai B’rith Student-Athlete scholarship for combined athletic and academic achievement ... additionally, was selected by KMPH-TV as a Scholar-Athlete Finalist in 2017.

Personal -- Born on Jan. 15, 1999 in Fresno ... also served as vice chairman of Assisteens, a volunteer organization helping animal shelters & nursing homes ... was also a teacher’s assistant for Clovis Unified Summer Fun ... majors in Kinesiology.