Dana Hills graduate Sierra Hansen, a sophomore at Brigham Young University, qualified in the pole vault for the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
The qualification topped a stellar season for Hansen, who in May set a career mark in the pole vault by clearing 13 feet, 71/4 inches at the Occidental Invitational in Los Angeles, placing her among the top 20 pole vaulters in the West. The mark ranks her seventh all-time in BYU history.
That mark also ranked her 22nd overall among teams in the West Regional, sixth among underclassmen and 34th in the nation – 10th among underclassmen.
At the 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships Feb. 27-28 at the Dempsey Indoor Track Arena in Seattle, Hansen placed seventh and was second overall among underclassmen.
Hansen, a Dana Point native, also turned in four top-10 finishes during the outdoor season. Her best finish was a third place at the BYU Cougar Invitational. She also placed fourth at the Ed Jacoby Invite; seventh at the Air Force Invitational; and 10th at the Armory Track Invitational.
She also turned in four top-five finishes during the outdoor season, including a first-place showing at the SDSU Aztec Invitational. She placed second at the UNLV Spring Invitational, third at the Mt. SAC Relays, and fourth at the 36th Sun Angel Classic.
Hansen is equally adept in the classroom. She was named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track All-Academic team.
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