Key performances by freshmen and seniors alike set positive tone for the rest of the season
Missouri Personal Bests
Big 12 Championships
NCAA Championships Preliminary Round qualifier in the pole vault (2012)
Outdoor All-Big 12 in the pole vault (2012)
Academic All-Big 12 (2010-2012)
Indoor Track- Heather hit her season-best mark of 3.80m (12-5.5) on two occasions: the Illini Classic and the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, earning her second-place finishes in both competitions...Also earned her second-best mark fo 3.65m (11-11.75) at two meets: the MU KU Dual and the Bill Bergan Invitational, earning fourth-place in both...Finished her season at the Big 12 Championships where she just missed out on an All-Big 12 honor with a ninth-place finish after vaulting 3.60m (11-9.75).
Outdoor Track- Earned her first All-Big 12 honor and a personal-best mark at the Big 12 Championships where she placed fifth with a vault of 3.98m (13-0.75)...Her second-best mark was at the Tom Botts Invitational where she placed second after vaulting 3.96m (13-0)...Qualified for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round where she finished with a mark of 3.92m (12-10.25).
Indoor Track- Tied her personal-best mark of 3.81m (12-6) at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge to win the event...Just missed an All-Big 12 honor after clearing 3.67m (12-0.5) at the Championship meet.
Outdoor Track- Posted a season-best mark fo 3.70m en-route to an eighth-place finish at the Indiana Invitational...Once again competed at the Big 12 Championships in the pole vault, where she earned 14th place with a mark of 3.68m (12-1).
Indoor Track- In her first season as a Tiger, Heather was the top pole vaulter on the women's side and set her collegiate personal-best mark at the Big 12 Championships where she cleared 3.73m (11-2.75), earning 11th place overall, just one progression shy of an All-Big 12 honor...Had her second-best vault of the season at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational where she cleared 3.70m (12-1.5)...Vaulted 3.65m (11-11.75) at the ISU Classic...Owned the Tigers' top five indoor pole vault marks on the season, the fifth of which was 3.60m (11-9.75), which she cleared on two occasions - at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge and the Bill Bergan Invitational.
Outdoor Track- Once again emerged as the Tigers' top pole vaulter during the outdoor season and turned in a personal-best clearance of 3.81m (12-6) at the Arkansas Twilight to finish seventh overall...Cleared 3.69m (12-1.25) at the Big 12 Championships to take 13th overall, the second-best freshman performance in the competition...Her next-best mark of the season came out of both the Missouri Relays and Tom Botts Invitational, where she measured in at 3.55m (11-7.75).
Competed at Jefferson HS for coach Dennis Licklider...Heather helped her team to four consecutive District Championship titles (2006-2009) and three consecutive MSHSAA State Championship titles (2006-2008)...As an individual, Heather was a four-time All-State pole vaulter (2006-2009) and All-State in the high jump (2007)...High School best is 3.42m (11-3) in the pole vault.
Parents are Jeff and Debbie...Born April 27, 1991 in St. Louis, MO...Earned the Seal of Excellence in English, Mathematics, and Science in high school, as well as the V.F.W. Tom Macy Memorial Award...Dean's List honoree (Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)...Studying Nutrition and Fitness - Nutritional Sciences on Missouri.