Derek Jerde
Derek Jerde

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Position:
High Jump

Experience:
Transfer


04/22/2014

Gophers Pick Up 14 Wins at St. Thomas

Minnesota finished 1-2-3 in four events on Monday night - the 400 meter run, the 5,000 meter run, the high jump and the shot put.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

04/18/2012

Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend

2013 Season- Indoor: Finished eighth at the Jack Johnson Classic with a jump of 6-05 (1.96m)• placed sixt ha the Bill Bergan Invitational. Outdoor: did not compete.

2012 Season - Indoor: Won the high jump at the Brooks Classic with a jump of 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) • placed fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational • jumped 6-6 3/4 at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Placed second in the high jump at the Stanford Invite with a jump of 6-7 (2.01m) • also finished second at the Bolstorff Twilight • placed third at the Tom Cat Twilight • took fourth at the ASU Invite with a jump of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m) • Academic All-Big Ten.

At Kansas State (2009-10): Participated in the Big 12 indoor championships • set an indoor personal record of 6-10 and 1/4 in the high jump.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Chaska high school • high school coaches were Scott Stallman and Steve Pughe • three-time Minnesota Class 2A state high jump champion • won in 2007, 2008, and 2009 with jumps of 6-8, 6-10, and 6-9, respectively • the only three-time state champion in school history • two-time Lake Conference champion • also a three-time letterwinner in basketball.

Personal: Born April 20, 1990 • plans to major in economics/finance/management • son of Craig and Brenda Jerde • has a younger sister, Jessica • enjoys fishing and volleyball.

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Miller Inspired By Rio Experience

9/2/2016

Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.

`U' Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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