Karlie Place
Karlie  Place

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
River Falls, Wis.

High School:
River Falls HS

Last College:
UW-Milwaukee

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
11/09/1995


05/25/2018

Five More Gophers Advance

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths

05/17/2018

Nineteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Nineteen Gophers have secured 23 entries in 14 different events at the 2018 NCAA West Prelim

05/13/2018

Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

No. 10 Minnesota won the program's third outdoor and seventh overall Big Ten team title on Sunday.

05/12/2018

Gophers Remain Atop B1G Standings

Madeline Strandemo, Kiley Sabin, and Ashley Ramacher earned runner-up finishes to lead Minnesota on day two of the B1G Championship

05/11/2018

No. 10 Gophers Lead B1G Day One

Temi Ogunrinde and Nicolle Murphy won individual titles to lead the Golden Gophers on day one of the Big Ten Championship

03/13/2018

Women's Track & Field 2018 NCAA Indoors

Photos from the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (By Walt Middleton)

PRONUNCIATION:

2018 Season – Indoor: Transferred to Minnesota after beginning her collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee • named Second Team All-American and All-Big Ten Second Team in indoor pole vault • competed in pole vault at nine indoor meets • NCAA Indoor Championship qualifier in pole vault, clearing 4.21m (13-09.75) to place 12th • finished as Big Ten runner-up in pole vault (4.18m, 13-08.50) • cleared a career-best 4.28m (14-00.50) to win pole vault at the Jack Johnson Classic • won pole vault at the Parents Day Invite • ended the indoor season ranked third among all-time Gopher pole vaulters (4.28m, 14-00.50).

2018 Season – Outdoor: Competed in pole vault at eight meets • cleared a career-best 4.25m (13-11.25) to win pole vault at the Tommie Twilight • placed fifth in pole vault (4.12m, 13-06.25) at the Big Ten Championship • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in pole vault, tying for 22nd (3.93m, 12-10.75) • won pole vault at four meets • ended the season ranked fourth in pole vault (4.25m, 13-11.25) among all-time Gophers.

2016-17 – Junior Season: Competed for the Panthers in pole vault at seven indoor meets • took third in pole vault at the Horizon League Indoor Championships, clearing a season-best mark of 3.77m (12-04.50) • did not compete during the outdoor season.

2015-16 – Sophomore Season: Had a breakout sophomore year at UW-Milwaukee, competing in pole vault at nine indoor meets and winning five titles • competed in triple jump at two indoor meets • Horizon League indoor pole vault champion with a PR of 3.80m (12-05.50) to rank third in UWM history • competed in pole vault at nine outdoor meets • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in pole vault, placing 33rd at 3.97m (13-00.25) • Horizon League outdoor pole vault champion • two-time Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week • ended the season with an outdoor PR of 4.06m (13-03.75) to set a new UWM outdoor program record.

2014-15 – Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at UW-Milwaukee • competed at seven indoor meets with seven appearances in pole vault, four in triple jump, one in the 55m dash, and one in the 200m • cleared a season-best height of 3.51m (11-06.25) to win pole vault at the Panther Tune-Up (Feb. 20) • took sixth in pole vault and 12th in triple jump at the Horizon League Indoor Championships • competed at five outdoor meets with three appearances each in pole vault, triple jump, and javelin and one appearance in long jump • cleared a season-best 3.37m (11-00.75) at the EIU Big Blue Classic (April 4) • placed third in pole vault at Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

High School: A 2014 graduate of River Falls High School where she competed for coaches Matt Kumershek, Colleen Sowa Kopel, Kristi Kropp Wagner, Lauren Kiminski, and Shelly Loomis • three-sport athlete in varsity gymnastics, diving, and track & field • five-time WIAA Division 1 State Track & Field Championship qualifier • took 13th in pole vault and 22nd in the 4x100m relay as a senior, placed 11th in triple jump as a junior, and finished ninth in long jump and 15th in triple jump as a sophomore • 2013 Big Rivers Conference champion in pole vault and triple jump • three-time track & field team MVP • holds River Falls High School records in pole vault, triple, jump and the 4x100m relay • had high school personal-best mark of 11-03 in pole vault • served as team captain in gymnastics, helping the Wildcats to four conference titles and a state title as a junior • earned rookie of the year honors and served as team captain in diving.

Personal: Born November 9, 1995 • daughter of Lori and Brian Place • has two siblings, Kaitlynn and Alex • intends to study ICP design studies and business marketing education • enjoys photography, graphic design, kayaking, food, and animals • high school honor student.

Place's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pole Vault 4.28m, 14-00.50 (AT-3rd) Jack Johnson Classic (1/26/18)
Place's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pole Vault 4.25m, 13-11.25(AT-4th) Tommie Twilight (5/2/18)

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Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

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6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.

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