Sarah Birkmeier
Sarah Birkmeier

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Belmont, Mich.

High School:
Rockford

Event:
Pole Vault


05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/14/2014

MSU Track & Field Travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.

05/08/2014

Spartan Track & Field Gears Up for GVSU Last Chance Weekend

MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.

04/26/2014

MSU Track & Field Posts Strong Marks at GINA Relays

Clifton wins 800m, seven Spartans post personal-best performances at Hillsdale.

04/17/2014

Spartan Track & Field Hits the Road in Weekend Slate

MSU to be represented at Mt. SAC, Larry Ellis and Jesse Owens this weekend.

03/04/2014

MSU at 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

MSU won nine medals, broke seven MSU records & two meet records at the 2014 B1G Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Collegiate Bests
•Pole Vault - 4.15m/13-7.25

2013-14:
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the pole vault... Finished 10th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships... Won the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational with a season-best mark of 4.15m (13-7.25)...
INDOOR: Finished 10th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships... Won the pole vault at the Meyo Invitational, clearing a season-best height of 4.06m (13-3.75).

2012-13:
• Honorable Mention USTF CCCA All-American

• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Placed third in the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational with a mark of 3.87m/12-8¼ ... Competed in pole vault at the Jesse Owens Classic, posting a mark of 3.75m/12-3½ ... Posted a second-place mark of 3.90m/12-9½ in the pole vault at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... Placed fourth in pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships with a mark of 4.02m/13-2¼ ... Competed in the pole vault preliminaries at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, posting a season-high mark of 4.10m/13-5½ ... Competed in the pole vault preliminaries at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

2011-12:
OUTDOOR:
Placed fifth at the Raleigh Relays in the pole vault (3.75m) ... Finished fourth in pole vault at the MSU Spartan Invitational with a vault of 3.71m.
INDOOR:
Competed at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open, Notre Dame Invitational and the Meyo Invitational ... Placed tenth at the Big Meet in pole vault with a height of 3.60m.

2010-11:
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner in track & field at Rockford High School for coach Kevin Patterson ... Won back-to-back-to-back state championships in the pole vault (2008, 2009 & 2010) ... Helped her team finish second overall at the state in 2009 and 2010 ... Posted a career-best height of 13-1 her senior year ... Earned all-conference honors 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Earned all-state and all-region honors all four seasons ... Named a high school all-American both indoors and outdoors in 2010 ... Michigan state record holder with a pole vault height of 13-1 recorded in 2009 ... Placed sixth at the Midwest Meet of Champions with a height of 12-0 ... Recorded a mark of 13-1 at the State Games of Michigan ... Placed ninth at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals and was fifth at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Placed sixth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2010, and was 10th at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Named her school MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... Named MITS Outstanding Field Event Female in 2009 and 2010 ... School Record holder in the pole vault (13-0) ... Academic all-state all four seasons.

Personal:
Born November 9, 1991 ... Daughter of Michaela and Judy Birkmeier ... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.