Karlie Place
Karlie  Place


River Falls, Wis.

High School:
River Falls HS

Last College:

Pole Vault



Five More Gophers Advance

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


Nineteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

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


Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

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


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


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


Women's Track & Field 2018 NCAA Indoors

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


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)


Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Madeline Strandemo placed 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.

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

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

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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