Caleb Witsken
Pole Vault
Ht
6'
3"
Class
Junior
Hometown
Logandale, 
Nevada
Last School
Moapa Valley High School
Roster Years
2019-2022


Personal

  • Parents are Mark and Jocelyn Witsken
  • Married to Alaina Witsken
  • Has two siblings (Tabitha and Yadon)
  • Major: Exercise Science and Minor in Spanish
  • Mission: Medellin, Colombia (2015-17)
  • Also recruited by Harvard and Southern Utah
  • Enjoys playing piano and organ, weightlifting and eating
  • Also played baseball, hockey, tennis, football and soccer

Before BYU

  • Took first at state his senior year and broke the state record
  • Finished third at state two years in a row

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Time/Mark

Event

Meet

7.24

60m

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor I

2:55.25

1000m

2020 MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships

8.34

60H

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor I

1.83m/6-0 

HJ

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor I

5.55m/18-2.5

PV

2022 BYU Indoor II

6.60m/21-8

LJ

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor III

13.70m/44-11.5

SP

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor I

5423 (score)

Hep.

2021 BYU Cougar Indoor I

 

Outdoor Personal Bests 

Time/Mark

Event

Meet

11.36

100m

2019 BYU Robison Invitational

51.92

400m

2021 UNLV Spring Invitational

5:19.01

1500m

2019 Jim Click Shootout

15.43

110H

2021 Jim Click Shootout

1.79m/5-10.5

HJ

2021 Jim Click Shootout

5.56m/18-3 (No. 3 all-time at BYU)

PV

2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

6.66m/21-10.25

LJ

2021 UNLV Spring Invitational

12.74m/41-9.75

SP

2021 Jim Click Shootout

40.02m/131-3

DT

2021 BYU Robison Invitational

45.49m/149-3

JT

2019 BYU Robison Invitational

6603 (score)

Dec.

2019 BYU Robison Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

Indoor

  • Finished 10th at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a career-best 4855 points in the heptathlon
  • Competed in three meets during the 2019 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Earned a personal-best 6603 points in the decathlon at the Robison Invitational
  • Competed in seven meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Sophmore Year 2020

  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Had a personal-best score in the heptathlon of 5,183 at the 2020 BYU Indoor Invite
  • This season he earned personal-best times and marks of 7.30 in the 60m, 8.37 in the 60m hurdles, 2:55.25 in the 1000m, 1.82m/5' 11.5" in the high jump, 5.20m/17' 0.75" in the pole vault, 6.47m/21' 2.75" in the long jump and 13.21m/43' 4.25" in the shot put 
  • Competed in six meets during the 2020 indoor season
Junior Year 2022

Indoor

  • Finished 10th at 2022 NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships
  • Named Second Team All-American
  • No. 3 all-time at BYU in men's indoor pole vault with clearance of 5.55m/18-2.5.
  • Finished the season ranked No. 8 nationally.
  • Named to MPSF All-Academic Team.
  • Competed in eight meets with three first-place finishes. 

Outdoor

  • Second Team All-American
  • No. 3 all-time at BYU in men's outdoor pole vault with clearance of 5.56m/18-3. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 8 nationally.
  • Competed in eight meets with two first-place finishes.  
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

2021

Indoor (2021)

  • Finished sixth in the men’s pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a clearance of 5.50m/18-0.5, garnering All-America First Team honors. 
  • Witsken’s 5.50m/18-0.5 clearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships is the sixth best in school history. 
  • Recorded the seventh-best Heptathlon score in school history with a personal-best 5,423 points at the 2021 BYU Cougar I. 
  • Competed in seven meets for the Cougars and set six personal bests 

Outdoor (2021)

  • Competed in seven meets for the Cougars, including the NCAA West Preliminaries. 
  • Set seven personal bests.

Overall

  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Caleb Witsken runs down the long jump runway at the 2020 MPSF Championships

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  • Caleb Witsken #3 pole vault in BYU history

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