Madara Dzalbe Athlete Profile

Madara Dzalbe

Madara Dzalbe
Position: Jumps Height: 6-1 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Smiltene, CO

Personal

  • Born in Smiltene, Latvia
  • Parents are Valdis and Silvia
  • Enjoys hiking and fishing
  • Majoring in business management

Before BYU

  • Finished 22nd at the Junior World Championships in 2004 in the javelin
  • Latvian Junior Champion in the javelin in 2004
  • Finished 19th in the European Junior Championship in 2005

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Triple Jump- 12.49m; Discus Throw- 127-07


2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Posted her best mark of the season in the long jump (16 feet 8.75 inches) at the Cougar Invitational
  • Cleared her best height in the high jump (5 feet 2.25 inches) at the Hampton Inn Classic at Boise State University
  • Ran her season-best time in the 200 meters (27.79 seconds) at the Idaho State University Invitational
  • Finished the 60 meters in 9.70 seconds, a season-best time, and threw 39 feet 1.75 inches in the shot put at the TCR Invitational at UNM
  • Cleared a season-best 5 feet 1 inch in the high jump at the Monterey, Mexico meet

Outdoor:

  • Threw 41 feet 0.5 inches in the shot put, a season-best throw, at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University
  • Scored 4,462 points in the heptathlon at the Robison Invitational
  • Ran the 100-meter hurdles in 16.01 seconds, and jumped 17 feet 0.5 inches in the long jump, both were her best marks of the season, at the Weber Twilight meet

2008 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Began the season with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump (37'9.5"), an 11th place finish in the shot put (36'11.75") and a 5th place finish in the 4x322 relay (3:12.81) at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet
  • Competed in the triple jump (37'10.75") and shot put (33'11.50") at the Lumberjack Invitational
  • Placed 6th in the triple jump (37'10.75") at the Big 12 vs Mountain West Conference Challenge
  • Finished 3rd in the triple jump (37'8.0") at the NWU Invitational
  • Took 3rd in the triple jump (39'1.25") and competed in the shot put (34'8.5") at the Air Force Invitational
  • Placed 2nd in the triple jump (39'4.04") at the Boise State Team Invite
  • Finished in the top 10 in the triple jump (38'7.0") at the Indoor Track & Field Championships

Outdoor:

  • Placed 1st in the triple jump (38'6.25") at the ASU Invitational
  • Posted season-bests in the discus throw (127'07") and triple jump (39'9.75") at the Cougar Invitational
  • Finished the season on top with a 1st place finish in the triple jump (38'6.75") at the Tom Botts Invitational

2009 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Started the season with a first place finish in the triple jump (12.17m) at the Bengal Shootout
  • Placed second at the next two meets in the triple jump, the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational (12.03m) and Bronco Invitational (11.83m)
  • Placed third with an indoor season-best 12.40m jump at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Placed second at the Air Force Invitational with a triple jump of 12.20m
  • Finished with a sixth place finish in the triple jump at the MWC Indoor Championships (12.20m)

Outdoor:

  • Posted an outdoor season-best triple jump at the Cougar Invitational with a 12.49m jump
  • Placed third at the Stanford Invitational with a triple jump of 12.30m
  • Placed fifth at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the triple jump (11.98m)
  • Finished season with a 12.08m triple jump at the NCAA West Regional

2010 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Competed in the triple jump at the BYU Indoor Invitational, finishing first with a leap of 11.40m
  • Triple jumped 11.66m at the Cherry and Silver Invitational, good enough for fifth
  • Grabbed third place at the Bronco Invitational with a triple jump of 11.93m
  • Jumped 12.05m at the Air Force Invitational, finishing third
  • Finished sixth at the MWC Indoor Championships in the triple jump (11.87m)

Outdoor:

  • Competed at the Spring Break Classic, triple jumping 11.78m and earning third place
  • Triple jumped 11.99m at Stanford to finish sixth
  • Placed first at the BYU Cougar Invitational in the triple jump (12.09m)
  • Placed second at the Robison Invitational in the triple jump (12.27m)
  • Achieved a season best triple jump (12.33m) while placing fourth at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Triple jumped 11.69m at the NCAA West Preliminary, placing 42nd