2017-18 Women's Track and Field Roster

Bonnie Draxler

Bonnie Draxler

  • Height
  • Class
  • Highschool
    Wrightstown HS
  • Hometown
    Wrightstown, Wis.


· 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships Participant (Pole Vault)
· Two-time USA Junior Track and Field Championships Participant (2013-14 Pole Vault)
· Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Champion (2015 Pole Vault; 2016 Pole Vault; 2017 Pole Vault)
· All-MW Indoor Track and Field Team (2015 Pole Vault; 2016 Pole Vault; 2017 Pole Vault))
· All-MW Outdoor Track and Field Team (2015 Pole Vault; 2016 Pole Vault; 2017 Pole Vault)
· MW Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week (3/29/16; 5/3/16)
· MW Indoor Field Athlete of the Week (1/20/15; 1/19/16)

School Records:
Pole Vault (Indoor):
 14-01.75 (Feb. 24, 2018 at Mountain West Championships – Albuquerque, N.M.

Collegiate Bests

Pole Vault (Indoor):
 14-01.75 (Feb. 24, 2018 at Mountain West Championships – Albuquerque, N.M.
Pole Vault (Outdoor):
14-03.25 (April 15, 2017 at Beach Invitational - Long Beach, Calif.)
Long Jump (Outdoor): 17-04.75 (March 12, 2016 at San Diego Collegiate Championships – San Diego, Calif.)
100 Meters: 12.11 (April 23, 2016 at Triton Invitational - San Diego, Calif.)
200 Meters: 25.51 (April 4, 2015 at UCLA Legends Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.)

IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships
 11th (13-05.25 - Pole Vault)

USA Junior Track and Field Championships
 2nd (13-11.25 - Pole Vault)
2013: 2nd (13-03.50 - Pole Vault)

NCAA Championships
16th (Pole Vault)
21st (Pole Vault)

NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (Outdoor)
6th (14-01.25 - Pole Vault)
T-23rd (13-00.25 (w) – Pole Vault)
 -- (Competed - Pole Vault)

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1st (13-11.25- Pole Vault)
3rd (13-02.50 - Pole Vault)
2015: 2nd (13-03.75 - Pole Vault)

Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships
1st (14-01.75 - Pole Vault)
 1st (13-09.25 – Pole Vault)
 1st (13-08.50 - Pole Vault) | 6th (3:47.07 - 4x400-Meter Relay) | 9th (12:14.49 - Distance Medley Relay)

Outdoor Track and Field: Won gold in six of the 10 pole vault events she competed in, including the MW Championships (13-11.25) ... Competed in the NCAA West Prelims in May and placed sixth (14-01.25) ... Competed in the NCAA Championships in June, but recorded no height ... Earned an honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at the NCAA Championships ... Also earned bronze at the Aztec Invitational (13-04.50) and placed fourth at the Beach Invitational for the second-best height in school history (14-03.25) ... Landed a spot on the all-MW team at the end of the season.

Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season.


Outdoor Track and Field: Tied for 23rd with a 13-foot, 0.25-inch mark at the NCAA Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds after ranking No. 8 in the region (14-00.75 (4.29m) ... Finished third at the MW Championships with a 13-02.50 (4.03m) height ... Two-time MW Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week ... Second weekly conference award came on May 3 after winning the pole vault at the Payton Jordan Invitational, beating out 17 other entrants with a mark of 14 feet, ¾ inches (4.29m) ... Set a collegiate PR twice on the day, first clearing 13-10.00 (4.22m) and finally 14-00.75 (4.29m) .. The 14-00.75 is the third-best mark by an Aztec all-time ... Win at the Payton Jordan Invitational was her fourth of four straight wins, also earning the top spot at the California Collegiate Invitational (13-01.50), Bryan Clay Invitational (13-03.50) and Triton Invitational (13-07.25) ... First weekly conference honor came following her third-place finish at the Aztec Invitational (13-08.50) and top spot by a collegian in the invitational pole vault ... Opened the season by winning the pole vault at the San Diego Collegiate Championships (12-06.25), where she also placed third in her only long jump appearance of the season (17-04.75), and taking second at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Meet (12-09.00) ... Finished 18th in her only 100 meters showing of the year at the Triton Invitational (12.11). 

Indoor Track and Field: Won the indoor pole vault for the second straight year with a mark of 13 feet, 9 ¼ inches (4.20m) ... The 13-09.25 mark is the sixth-best mark in indoor school history ... MW Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 19 after coming in second in the UCS Spirit Pole Vault Summit College I flight when she cleared 13 feet, 3 ½ inches (4.05 meters), which tied for the best mark on the day ... Also finished fourth at the Don Kirby Elite with a 13-08.25 mark and fifth at the UW Invitational (13-00.25).

Outdoor Track and Field: Continued her success in the outdoor pole vault by finishing within the top 5 and winning two of those in the eight meets she competed in throughout the season... cleared her season-best height of 13-09.25 at the Mt. SAC Relays `A' on April 17, tying for fifth all-time at SDSU and qualifying her for the MW Championships (May 15) where she claimed second after clearing 13-03.75... traveled to NCAA West Prelims with two other pole vaulters but did not advance.

Indoor Track and Field: Made her debut as a true freshman for the Aztecs during the NAU Friday Night Duals on Jan. 16, ended the night victorious in the pole vault after a 13-08.25 mark... competed twice more in the pole vault at the Armory Track Invite (Jan. 30) and Don Kirby Elite (Feb. 14) placing sixth and tying for third, respectively, in each... was a part of the 4x400-meter relay team at the Armory Track Invite, finishing 11th at a time of 3 minutes, 48.46 seconds... not only qualified for the MW Championships (Feb. 27-28), but achieved several school-best marks by winning the pole vault (No. 6, 13-08.50), finishing sixth in the 4x400-meter relay (No. 7, 3:47.07) and ninth in the distance medley relay (No. 4, 12:14.49).

High School
Lettered all four years on the track and field team at Wrightstown High School in Wrightstown, Wisc. ... competed in the pole vault and sprinting events ... was a competitor at the 2014 IAAF World Junior championships in the pole vault after taking second in the USATF Junior Championships ... was the 2014 Wisconsin Track & Field Association State Indoor Championships Girl Athlete of the Meet ... competing indoor, Draxler boasted a 7.21 time in the 55 and cleared 13-01.00 in the pole vault at the 2014 Wisconsin state championships ... in outdoor events, she ran a 12.11 into a headwind in the 100 at the state prelims, a 12.05 at sectionals and 56.16 in the 400 at the 2014 state championships ... placed second in the pole vault after clearing 13-11.75 at the USA Junior Outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore. ... was a four-time state outdoor pole vault champion, a four-time 400 winner and a two-time 100 champion ... led the Tigers to a Wisconsin state team championship ... also competed for the AP Vaulters, Get Vertical Pole Vault Club and House of Speed ... also was a level 10 gymnast and a two-time All-American in the sport.

Bonnie Draxler was born Oct. 13, 1995 in Appleton, Wisc. ... daughter of Rob and Sue Draxler ... served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee treasurer for the 2016-17 school year ... also recruited by Virginia Tech, South Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota, Eastern Illinois, Nebraska, Illinois State, Penn State, Brigham Young, Memphis, Cincinnati, UT Arlington, New Mexico, Arizona, Air Force, Kansas State, Missouri, Dayton, Marquette, Kentucky, Southern Georgia, Miami, South Dakota State, Duke, Cal Poly, Indiana State, Arkansas, Kent State, Dartmouth, Arizona State, Columbia, Baylor, Temple, LSU, Villanova, Brown, Harvard, Robert Morris and Norte Dame ... plans to major in business.