Kristel Berendsen Athlete Profile

Kristel Berendsen

Kristel Berendsen
Positions: Jumps, Heptathlon Height: 5-11 Roster Years: 1997-2000 Hometown: Tallin

Personal

  • Born 08/25/77 in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Parents are Toomas and Krista Berendsen
  • Majoring in travel and tourism

Before BYU

  • Attended Parnu 6 High School
  • Five-time Estonia champion in the long jump and triple jump
  • Won 10 junior titles in Estonia
  • Participated in European Junior Games in Finland in 1994
  • Placed eighth in the long jump in World High School Games in 1994
  • Named the 1997 Estonian triple jump champion
  • Belongs to Estonian National Heptathlon team

1997 | Freshman Year

Earned All-America honors in the triple jump...won the triple jump (42'10.75')...placed first in the indoor long jump (19'2') and eighth in the 55-meter hurdles at 1997 WAC Indoor meet...named the WAC Outdoor champion for 1997 in triple jump (43'3.75') and placed second in the long jump...participated in World University Games in Italy.

1998 | Sophomore Year

WAC long jump and triple jump indoor champion...placed 14th at the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon...tallied a provisional mark with a 1st place finish in the outdoor triple jump at the Cougar Invitational...won both jumps at LSU.

1999 | Junior Year

Placed 1st at the Cal Poly Invitational in the long jump with a time of 18'5.25'/ 5.62m...finished 6th in the 100m (12.50), 3rd in the 100mH (13.90) and 1st in the triple jump (42'0.75'/ 12.82m) at the UTEP Invitational...at the Texas Relays in April, she finished 3rd in the heptathlon with a score of 5348 and 7th in the triple jump with a jump of 42'4.25'/ 12.91m...placed 2nd in the long jump (19'4'/ 5.89m) at the BYU Cougar Invitational...finished 8th in the 100m (12.27), 3rd in the long jump (20'1'/ 6.12m), 1st in the triple jump (41'4.75/ 12.62m), and ran a 14.14 in the 100mH at the BYU Robinson Invitational...placed 9th in the 100mH (14.12) and 11th in the long jump (18'4'/ 5.60m) at the Texas Relays in May...at the BYU Tri-Meet, she finished 4th in the 100mH (14.68) and 1st in the long jump (19'6.75'/ 5.96m)...placed 3rd in the 100m (12.17) at the Utah Collegiate Championships...finished 4th in the long jump with a jump of 20'5'/ 6.22m and jumped 43'10.5'/ 13.37m to place 1st in the triple jump at the WAC Outdoor Championships...at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she placed 10th in the triple jump with a jump of 43'0.25'/ (13.31m).

2000 | Senior Year

Ran a 7.64 in the 60m and placed 6th in the long jump (19'0.75'/ 5.81m) at the Husker Invitational...finished 1st in the triple jump (41'10'/ 12.75m) and 2nd in the long jump (19'1.25'/ 5.82m) at the MWC Indoor Championships...did not compete in the outdoor season...had foot surgery in the summer of 2000.