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Catherine Ballard Athlete Profile

Catherine Ballard

Catherine Ballard
Position: Pole Vault Height: 5-5 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2009-2011 Hometown: Chandler, AZ Last School: Chandler High School


  • Born in Chandler, Arizona
  • Parents are Sharon and John Ballard
  • Enjoys playing the violin, piano, guitar and loves to sing
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Chandler High School
  • A four year letter winner in swimming and track
  • A three year Regional Champion in the pole vault
  • Took fourth at the Arizona State Championships in the pole vault
  • Track team won three state titles
  • Owns the school pole vault record (11-06.00)
  • Selected as the swim team captain
  • As a swimmer set the school record in the 200 medley relay
  • Earned the scholar athlete award twice
  • Member of the orchestra, choir and the National Honors Society


PERSONAL BESTS: Pole Vault- 3.53m (11-07.00)

2009 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted indoor/outdoor seasons

2010 | Freshman Year


  • Placed fifth in the pole vault at the BYU Indoor meet with a height of 3.35m (11-00.00)
  • Vaulted to fifth place at the Bengal Shootout, clearing a height of 3.51m (11-06.25)
  • Cleared a season best 3.53m (11-07.00) in the pole vault at Weber State, placing fifth.


  • Did not compete.

2011 | Sophomore Year


  • Competed at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Cleared 3.05m (10-00.00) to take 14th place in the pole vault at the Snake River Open
  • Competed in the pole vault at the Jacksons Invitational.


  • Placed fifth at the UVU Invitational with a vault of 3.20m
  • Ended the season with an 11th place finish in the pole vault (3.20m) at the BYU Twilight Meet.