Sara Higham Athlete Profile

Sara Higham

Sara Higham
Position: Pole Vault Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 1999-2001 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA

Personal

  • Born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Parents are Douglas and Colleen Higham
  • Majoring in health sciences education

Before BYU

  • Lettered in soccer four years, basketball one year, track four years and volleyball three at Mission Viejo High School
  • MVP in soccer in 1997 and '98
  • Captain of the soccer and track teams in 1997 and '98
  • MVP jumper in 1997 and '98
  • Fourth in state in pole vault in 1999
  • Member of the BYU women's soccer team

1999 | Freshman Year

Placed 1st in the pole vault at the UTEP Invitational with a jump of 12'5.5 (3.80m)...finished 2nd at the UNLV Invitational in the pole vault (10'8'/3.25)...jumped a height of 11'5.75' (3.50m) on her way to a 1st place finish in the pole vault at the BYU Cougar Invitational...tied the school record in the pole vault with a height of 12'6.75" at the Mt. SAC Invitational...at the BYU Robinson Invitational, she took 2nd in the pole vault with a jump of 11'11.75' (3.65m)...placed 1st in the pole vault at the Texas Relays with a jump of 12'3.5' (3.75m)...took 1st in the pole vault (12'5'/3.78m) at the BYU Tri-Meet...finished 2nd in the pole vault with a jump of 11'6' (3.51m) at the Utah Collegiate Championships...at the MWC Championships, she jumped a height of 11'5.75' (3.50m) to take 6th place in the pole vault...finished 10th in the nation at the outdoor NCAAs with a jump of 12'5.5' (3.79m).

2000 | Sophomore Year

Finished in 9th place in the pole vault (11'1.75'/3.40m) at the Husker Open...at the Air Force Open, she placed 1st in the pole vault with a jump of 12'1.5' (3.70m)...finished 1st in the pole vault at the MWC Championships with a jump of 12'3.5' (3.75m)...placed 4th in the pole vault at the BYU Robinson Invitational with a jump of 11'9.75'...took 3rd in the pole vault (12'1.75') at the BYU Tri-Meet...finished 2nd in the pole vault at the Utah Collegiate Championships with a jump of 12'0'...placed 2nd in the pole vault at the MWC Championships with a jump of 11'10' (3.61).