Rachel Fisher Athlete Profile

Rachel Fisher

Position: Pole Vault Height: 5-8 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Allen, TX Last School: Allen High School

Personal

  • Hometown is Allen, Texas
  • Parents are Mike and Jenny Fisher
  • Majoring in biophysics 
  • Academic Scholar
  • Marriott School Deans List
  • Enjoys math, art, music, dancing, cooking and studying nutrition

Before BYU

  • Prepped in Allen, Texas
  • Spent 14 years as a gymnast, coached by World Champion, Yevgeny Marchenko (coach of Olympian Carly Patterson) 
  • Win 85 gymnastics medals including multi-state Regional Jr. Olympic 1st Place All-Around Champion for Level 9, and Texas State All-Around Champion for Levels 7 & 8
  • Started polevaulting during her junior year of high school, breaking the 5A high school record with a pole vault jump of 12 feet
  • Took second place at the 2008 USATF National Jr. Olympics for a 12 feet 9.5 inch vault
  • First place champion at 2008 AAU Jr. Olympics with a 12 feet 6 inch pole vault jump, and again in
  • First place champion at 2009 AAU Jr. Olympics for a vault of 12 feet 8 inches
  • Holds the new AAU Jr. Olympics Meet Record
  • Won all 17 pole vault meets during her senior year of high school
  • Pole vault champion at the 2009 Texas Relays clearing 13 ft 0 inches
  • Ranked #1 Pole-Vaulter in the Nation from January to May 2009 for her PR vault of 13 feet 3 inches
  • Received the Principals Outstanding Student Award, and Top Student of the Year Award in Biology, Social Studies, Algebra I & II, French I & II, and Physics
  • Four-year member of National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA.

Summary

  • MWC Champion (Indoor Pole Vault 2011)
  • All-MWC (Indoor Pole Vault 2010; Indoor Pole Vault 2011) 
  • Division I All-Academic team

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Pole Vault- 4.26m


2010 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Began career at the BYU Indoor Invitational, placing third in the pole vault (3.80m)
  • Finished second at the Bengal Shootout in the pole vault, clearing 4.00m
  • Placed second at the Bronco Invitational in the pole vault (4.15m)
  • Competed at the New Balance Invitational in the pole vault, finishing sixth at 4.10m
  • Placed second at Weber State in the pole vault (3.83m)
  • Set a BYU indoor pole vault record and personal record at the MWC Indoor Championships, clearing 4.25m and placing second
  • Competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing 16th in the pole vault (4.20m)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic

Outdoor:

  • Placed fourth at the Stanford Invitational in the pole vault (4.00m)
  • Competed at the Texas Relays in the pole vault, finishing sixth at 4.11m

2011 | Redshirt Year

Indoor:

 

  • Opened the season with a first place finish in the pole vault at the BYU Indoor Invitational (4.00m)
  • Placed third in the pole vault at the Cherry and Silver Invitational (4.15m)
  • Took first in the pole vault at the Jacksons Invitational by clearing 4.05m
  • Finished third in the pole vault at the New Balance Invitational (4.10m) and the Air Force Invitational (4.16m)
  • Won the MWC Indoor pole vault title after clearing 4.22m
  • Broke the BYU women's indoor pole vault record with a personal best vault of 4.26m at the 2011 UW Last Chance Qualifier
  • Competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships
  • 2011 MWC All-Conference Academic Award
  • 2011 MWC Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Named to the Capital One 2011 Academic All-District Team
  • Named to the 2011 U.S. Track and Field All-Academic Team
  • 2011 BYU women's track indoor Sophomore of the Year Award
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic

Outdoor:

  • Redshirted 

2012 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Finished first in the pole vault with a jump of 4.10m in the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Cleared 4.03m in the pole vault to finish second at the Georgia Tech Invitational
  • Finished fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 4.00m during the Weber State Twilight
  • Placed third by clearing 4.02m in the pole vault at the Robison Invitational
  • Cleared 3.75m to finish fifth in the pole vault at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Finished third in the pole vault with a vault of 3.87m during the San Diego State Invitational
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic

2013 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Opened senior year with a first-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.95m (12-11.50) at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Finished first in the pole vault at the Cherry and Silver Invitational with a vault of 4.10m (13-05.25), her highest mark in more than a year
  • Placed first in the pole vault during the Air Force Invitational with a mark of 4.00m (13-1.5)
  • Finished sixth (4.10m, 13-05.24) in the pole vault during the Armory Collegiate Invitational
  • During the Air Force Team Challenge, finished first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.00m

Outdoor:

  • Began outdoor season with a first-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.90m (12-09.50)
  • Finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.80m (12-05.50) at the UVU Invitational
  • During the Sun Angel Classic, placed 12th in the pole vault with a mark of 3.81m (12-06.00)
  • Placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 3.95m (12-11.50) at the Mid-Major Challenge
  • Finished first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.01m (13-01.75) during the BYU Robison Invitational