Jessica Waldvogel  
Jessica  Waldvogel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wausau, Wis.

High School:
Wausau West HS

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
08/05/1991

Experience:
4 Letters


06/11/2015

Six Gophers Earn All-American Awards

Jess Herauf and Nicolle Murphy earned First Team All-American honors, and the 4x400m relay team picked up Second Team honors

06/10/2015

Herauf 13th after NCAA Heptathlon Day One

Jess Herauf and the Gophers began competition at the 2015 NCAA Championships on Wednesday

06/08/2015

Gophers Set for NCAA Championships

Seven Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA Championships this week

06/02/2015

Gophers Qualify for NCAAs in Four Events

Minnesota will compete in the heptathlon, hammer, javelin and 4x400m relay at the national meet

05/30/2015

4x400m Relay, Murphy Secure NCAA Berths

Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships

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2015 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran in 10 races • moved into seventh in Minnesota history in the 400m with a career-best 55.09 for 10th at the Big Ten Championship • moved into ninth all-time in the 200m with a career-best 24.66 at the Husker Invitational • led off the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 15 races, including appearances in the 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked ninth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a career-best 54.93 for 10th at the Triton Invitational • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • ran third on the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran 13 races • clocked career-bests in the 200m (25.23) and the 400m (56.23) at Iowa State Classic • ran the 400m in 56.46 in the Big Ten preliminaries • ran on school-record 4x400m relay team that took third at the Big Ten championship in 3:36.67 • ran on first-place 4x400m relay team at Northwest Open.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA national championships in 3:37.08 • advanced to the NCAA national championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing 11th at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:34.71 • finished 15th in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 44.91 at NCAA West Prelims • placed third in the 4x400m relay (3:35.07), fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.56) and 13th in the 400m (55.49) at Big Ten Championships • finished fourth in the 200m in a career-best 24.79 at USF Collegiate • finished second in the 400m in a career-best 55.15 at UC San Diego to rank ninth among Gophers all-time • ran back-to-back program records in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens and NCAA West Prelims • won the 4x100m relay (45.58) and the 4x400m relay (3:39.43) at UC San Diego • won the 4x100m relay at Spec Towns (45.29) • ran on the 4x100m, 4x200m and sprint medley relay teams at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: The third runner on the Gophers' second-best all-time 4x400m relay, which finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships (3:40.99) • ran a season-best time of 56.66 in the open 400m at the Big Ten meet • part of runner-up 4x400m teams at the Iowa State and Bison Classic meets • also ran the 200m (25.74 at the Meyo Invitational) and distance medley relay.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished seventh in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships (56.00) • posted the school's all-time ninth-fastest 400m time in Big Ten prelims (55.57) • part of the fourth-place 4x400m and seventh-place 4x100m relays at the Big Ten Championships • won the 100m hurdles at the Viking Classic and Hamline Twilight • best hurdles time was 1:02.49 at Alabama • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships, running the open 400m (56.93) in addition to a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that placed seventh overall (3:44.08) • placed second in the 400m at the MSU Open (57.81) • finished second at the Holiday Inn Invitational in the 400m (58.37) • ran the 200m in 25.29 at the Iowa State Classic.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round meet • competed in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships • part of the 4x400m team that finished second at the Bulldog Invitational with the fifth-best time in school history • part of second-place 4x400m team at the Arkansas Invitational • posted a season-best time of 1:01.94 in the 400m hurdles at the Arkansas Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

High School: A graduate of Wausau West High School in Wausau, Wis. • high school coach was John Masanz • two-time 100m conference champion (2010 and 2011) • three-time 200m conference champion (2009, 2010 and 2011) • 400m conference champion in three seasons (2009, 2010 and 2011) • three-time conference champion in long jump (2009, 2010 and 2011) • holds high school records in the 100m, 200m, long jump, long jump relays and 800m • lettered four years in track and field • also lettered four years in basketball • McDonalds All-American nominee in basketball.

Personal: Born August 5, 1991 • double-major in business and marketing education and human resource development with a minor in management • daughter of George and Darcy Waldvogel • has two siblings named Amanda and Adam.

Waldvogel's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 24.66 (AT-9th) Husker Invitational (2/6-7/15)
400m 55.09 (AT-7th) Big Ten Championship (2/27/15)
Waldvogel's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 24.79 USF Collegiate (4/4/14)
400m 54.93 (AT-9th) UC San Diego (4/25/15)
400m Hurdles 1:01.94 Arkansas Invite (3/31/12)