Kelli Ehardt Athlete Profile

Kelli Ehardt

Position: Pole Vault Height: 5-4 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO Last School: Rampart High School

Personal

  • Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Parents are Steve and Brenda Ehardt
  • Enjoys drawing, playing the bass and clarinet

Before BYU

  • Lettered at Rampart High School in track, gymnastics and diving
  • Team MVP for both track and gymnastics
  • Named all-state, all-Colorado (2007-08) and earned the 2007 Sportswoman of Colorado All-Around Athlete of the Year
  • First woman in Colorado history to clear 13 feet in the pole vault event
  • All-state field athlete in 2007
  • Two-time 5A state champion, two-time metro and regional champion and all-area track athlete of the year
  • Participated in the 2007 and 2008 Junior Olympics
  • Ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation in the pole vault event in 2008
  • Finished in the top 10 in the nation as a junior
  • Graduated as an honors student
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Marines Scholar-Athlete

Summary

  • MWC Champion (Indoor Pole Vault 2009)
  • All-MWC (Indoor Pole Vault 2009; Indoor Pole Vault 2011; Outdoor Pole Vault 2011)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Pole Vault- 4.16m


2009 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Started her BYU career with a second place finish in the pole vault (3.65m) at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Placed second at the Mountain State Games with an indoor season best vault of 3.96m
  • Won the MWC pole vault title with a vault of 4.00m, which ranked second in BYU history at the time

Outdoor:

  • Vaulted an outdoor season-best 4.05m at the Robison Invitational, good enough for second place
  • Placed first at the Utah Twilight Meet with a vault of 4.16m, placing her second all time on the BYU outdoor list
  • Competed at the NCAA West Regional
  • Placed third at the USA Junior National Championships and was an alternate for the USA Junior Pan Am Team
  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals

2010 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Placed second at the BYU Indoor Invitational in the pole vault (3.80m)
  • Took third in the pole vault at the Bengal Shootout, clearing 3.81m
  • Cleared 3.85m in the pole vault at the Cherry and Silver Invitational to finish fifth
  • Placed sixth at the MWC Indoor Championships with a pole vault of 3.90m

Outdoor:

  • Finished sixth at the Stanford Invitational in the pole vault (3.90m)
  • Cleared a season-best height of 4.01m in the pole vault at the BYU Cougar meet, leading to a first place finish
  • Finished fourth at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the pole vault with a clearing height of 3.90m
  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals

2011 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Competed at the Cherry and Silver Invitational and finished fifth in the pole vault by clearing 4.00m
  • Finished fifth at the Air Force Invitational with a pole vault of 3.85m
  • Took first in the pole vault at the Wildcat Indoor Open (3.95m)
  • Earned All-MWC honors after a third place pole vault finish at the MWC Indoor Championships (4.02m)

Outdoor:

  • Placed first in the pole vault at the UVU Invitational (3.80m) and the Trojan Tri-Meet (3.92m)
  • Took first in the pole vault at the Mark Faldmo Invitational (3.80m)
  • Cleared a career best 4.10m in the pole vault at the BYU Twilight Meet
  • Placed third at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the pole vault (3.83m)
  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals

2013 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Placed fifth overall in the pole vault with a height of 3.80m (12-05.50) during the Cherry & Silver Invitational
  • Finished second in the Air Force Invitational in the pole vault with a mark of 4.00m
  • During the Armory Collegiate Invitational, finished 17th overall in the pole vault with a mark of 3.85m

Outdoor:

  • During the BYU Robison Invitational, placed fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.66m (12-00.00) 
  • Placed first in the pole vault during the Weber State Twilight with a mark of 3.72m (12-02.50)