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SUMMER SCHAFERS

Player profile

position
Pole Vault
year
Junior
hometown
Orlando, Fla.
high school
Olympia

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Junior pole vaulter hoping to return to return to form following a limited schedule in 2018…posted collegiate-best of 3.65 meters (11-11.75) in 2018…a two-time Florida 4A state medalist (2013, 2014) as well as age group AAU and USATF Junior Olympic All-American.

2018

Indoor: Competed in a pair of meets…posted collegiate indoor best of 3.55m (11-7.75) to finish sixth at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa. Outdoor: Strung together her two best collegiate clearances during the outdoor season…opened with a seventh-place finish at UCF Black & Gold Challenge and matched her clearance of 3.65 meters (11-11.75) to place third at FSU Relays…placed fifth at the Seminole Twilight.

2017

Indoor: Competed in two meets…placed eighth in collegiate debut at the Clemson Invitational…followed with a season-best indoor clearance of 3.50m (11-5.75) at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Outdoor: Saw action in four meets…posted a pair of top-10 finishes, both at home…was sixth at FSU Relays (3.53m/11-7) and seventh at Seminole Twilight.

Personal:

Transitioned to pole vault after nine years of competitive gymnastics, where she reached level 9 competition…high school outdoor personal-best of 3.65 meters (12-0) came at 2015 Bob Hayes Invitational…earlier in the year finished third at the Avenues Mall Vault in Jacksonville – an indoor competition – with an all-time best of 3.70 meters (12-1.75)…placed fourth as a freshman at the 4A state meet and second as a sophomore…missed senior season due to injury…was Olympia High Female Athlete of the Year and team captain…graduated Summa Cum Laude with weighted 4.5 gpa…a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and National Art Honor Society…daughter of Kortney and Jurgen Schafers…majoring in communications…born June 17, 1998.