Nicole Naatjes-Derenthal
Pole Vault #0
Ht
5'
8"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Lakeville, 
Minnesota
Last School
Lakeville North High School
Roster Years
2012-2013 | 2016-2017


Personal 

  • Born in New Haven, Connecticut 
  • Parents are Scott and Jodi Naatjes 
  • Has four sisters 
  • Enjoys being active, hanging out with friends and family and playing soccer
  • Majoring in exercise science 

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Lakeville North High School 
  • Earned three letters in track and field 
  • Also earned letters in soccer and cross country skiing
  • Minnesota state champion in the pole vault in 2011
  • Holds high school records in the pole vault and 4x100m
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Member of National Honor Society 

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests
Mark/Time  Event  Meet 
4.10m (13' 5.25") Pole Vault (Indoor and Outdoor)

2016 Boise State Challenge (Indoor)

2016 UNLV Invitational and Sheila Tarr Multis (Outdoor) 

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

Indoor: 

  • Began BYU career with a second place finish in the pole vault (3.80m) at the BYU Indoor Invitational 
  • Finished second in the pole vault at the Cherry and Silver Invitational with a jump of 3.75m 
  • Cleared 3.90m in the pole vault at the Air Force Team Challenge and finished third in the event
  • Finished eighth in the pole vault with a jump of 3.80m at the New Balance Invitational 
  • Cleared a season best height of 3.93m in the pole vault at the MPSF Indoor Championships 

Outdoor:

  • Claimed third in the pole vault by clearing 3.93m at the Georgia Tech Invitational
  • Set a new career best with a vault of 4.10m to finish second at the Weber State Twilight
  • Took fourth with a mark of 3.92m in the pole vault at the Robison Invitational
  • Finished second at the Mt. SAC Relays in the pole vault with a jump of 4.02m
  • Placed first in the pole vault at the Utah Valley Invitational with a mark of 3.90m 
  • Finished 17th during the NCAA West Regional pole vault with a vault of 4.07m
Sophmore Year 2013

Indoor:

  • Did not compete during the indoor season
Junior Year 2016

Indoor

  • Placed 4th in the pole vault at the 2016 BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational 
  • Took 4th in the pole vault at the TExas A&M Team Invitational
  • Finished 9th in the pole vault at the Air Force Invitational 
  • Took 2nd at the Boise State Challenge in the pole vault 
  • Placed 6th in the pole vault at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships 

Outdoor

  • First place at the UNLV Invitational and Sheila Tarr Multis in pole vault
  • Placed 7th in the pole vault at the 38th Annual Aztec Invitational 
  • Took first place in the pole vault at the Weber State Twilight Meet 
  • Finished 36th at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round in the pole vault 
Senior Year 2017

Outdoor

  • Finished in 38th overall in the pole vault at the NCAA West Prelims with a mark of 3.95m
  • Placed 1st in the pole vault at the UNLV Invitational 
  • 1st place at the 39th Annual Aztec Open in the pole vault 
  • Came in 2nd in the pole vault at the 38th Sun Angel Classic 
  • Finished in 3rd place at the Oxy Invitational in the pole vault 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year