Andrea Willis

Position Pole Vault
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Classical Academy

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2018 Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention (Pole Vault)
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 INDOOR (Jr.)
Won the pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge (11/30) with a clearance of 4.11 meters (13-5.75 ft.) … Recorded a first place finish at the National Pole Vault Summit (1/19) with a personal-best clearance of 4.35 meters (14-3.25 ft.) which was the No. 6 mark and made her the No. 3 pole vault performer in KU history … Recorded her third first place finish in as many meets in the pole vault with a win at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26), finishing with a mark of 4.26m (13-11.75 ft.) … Won the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 4.37 meters (14-4 ft.) for the No. 5 performance and to become the No. 3 performer in KU history at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) … Finished third in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23) with a mark of 4.23 meters (13-10.5 ft.) … Earned a trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/8-9) in the pole vault but did not register a clearance.

2018 OUTDOOR (So.)
Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) with a clearance of 3.95 meters (12-11.5 ft.) … Posted a career-best height of 4.25 meters (13-11.25 ft.) to become the No. 5 performer in the women’s pole vault in KU history and finish first in the college section at the Texas Relays (3/28-31) … Finished second in the premiere pole vault competition at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a clearance of 4.15 meters (13-7.25 ft.) … Placed second in the pole vault at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a clearance of 4.01 meters (13-1.75 ft.) … Took seventh in the invitational section of the pole vault at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) with a clearance of 4.21 meters (13-9.75 ft.) … Placed second in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) with a career-best clearance of 4.34 meters (14-2.75 ft.) to become the No. 3 performer in KU history in the event … Qualified for her first NCAA Championships by placing 10th in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) with a clearance of 4.18 meters (13-8.5 ft.) … Tied for 18th to earn All-America Honorable Mention in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9) with a clearance of 4.00 meters (13-1.5 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (So.)
Won the pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a clearance of 4.17 meters (13-8.25 ft.) … Finished fifth with a vault of 3.99 meters (13-1 ft.) at the Arkansas Invitational (1/12) … Took second in the pole vault at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) with a clearance of 4.13 meters (13-6.5 ft.) … Cleared 4.04 meters (13-3 ft.) to finish second at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) … Finished third with a personal-best clearance of 4.23 meters (13-10.5 ft.) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) … Tied for fourth at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.99 meters (13-1 ft.).

2017 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Finished second at the Emporia State Relays (4/1) in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.68 meters (12-0.75 ft.) … Finished ninth at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-8) with a vault of 3.91 meters (12-10 ft.) … Took first at the Ward Haylett Invite (5/6) in the pole vault, clearing a season-best 4.07 meters (13-4.25 ft.) … Earned a trip to the NCAA West Preliminary (5/25-27) where she finished 29th in the pole vault with a mark of 3.95 meters (12-11.5 ft.) … Competed in the USATF Junior Championships (6/22-24) at Rock Chalk Park, where she finished third with a mark of 3.90 meters (12-9.5 ft.).

2017 INDOOR (Fr.)
Opened the season with a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a clearance of 3.96 meters (12-11.75 ft.) … Finished first with a vault of 3.88 meters (12-8.75 ft.) at the Bill Easton Classic (1/6) … Finished fifth at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/20) with a personal-best vault of 4.10 meters (13-5.25 ft.) … Finished fourth at the Arkansas Qualifier in the pole vault, clearing 4.09 meters (13-5 ft.) … Closed the indoor season with an 11th-place finish in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/24-25) with a clearance of 3.78 meters (12-4.75 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-time letterwinner for coach Timothy Dagget at The Classical Academy … All-time Colorado state record holder with her vault of 13-9 in 2016, a mark that was the best in the nation that year … Posted 3A and 4A state meet records with her vault of 13-4 … Won three-straight Colorado state titles in the pole vault from 2014-16 … Named to the all-state team three-straight years from 2014-16 … Won the 2016 National Pole Vault summit with a clearance of 13-4 … Claimed first at the 2016 Great Southwest Classic after posting a vault of 13-7¼ … Helped her team to 2014 and 2016 state championships … Named her team’s MVP in 2015 and 2016 … Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Steve and Bettina Willis … Has four siblings: Alex, Erika, Kristina and Anna … Majoring in exercise science … Aspires to attend physical therapy school.