Event: Pole Vault
PR: 4.65m/15-3 (2002)
Born: October 31, 1975, in Green Bay, Wis.
Current Residence: San Dimas, Calif.
High Schools: Notre Dame Academy (WI) 91, San Dimas HS (CA) '93
College: Azusa Pacific University '97
Coach: Anthony Curran
Agent: Marc Osenberg
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2005 USA Indoor Championships; 2002 U.S. Indoor champion; 2002 USA Outdoors runner-up; 3rd at 2000 U.S. Indoor & 2001 Outdoor Championships
Sauer in June 2001 became the third American woman ever to break the 15-foot barrier by vaulting 4.61m/15-1.5 in Irvine, Calif...she followed up by clearing 4.61m/25-1.5 in indoors in 2002 and again surpassing 15 feet in 2004 and 2005...a five-time All-American in the triple and high jump at Azusa Pacific University, Sauer did not begin pole vaulting till after she graduated in 1997in her first full season as a pole vaulter, Sauer finished 7th at the U.S. Outdoor Championship in 2000, Sauer won her first pole vault competition, the LA Invitational, and finished 3rd at the U.S. Indoor Championship. At the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, she just missed making the U.S. Olympic team after vaulting 4.33m (14-02.50). "It was really disappointing (missing out on the 2000 Olympics), but it reaffirmed my belief that through hard work, positive things can happen to come as far as I have in such a short time, has built my confidence that I will be able to go out and make the team in 2004"...in 2000 appeared in a photo for Maxim magazine...posed for the 2004 Vaultgirls calendar.
2007: 3rd at USA Indoors (4.50m/14-9)...2nd at adidas Track Classic
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (4.40m/14-5.25)…1st at Millrose Games (4.40m/14-5.25i)...4th at Doha (4.43m/14-6.25)...2nd at Belem GP (4.50m/14-9)...7th at Paris (4.51m/14-9.5)...3rd at Rethymno (4.50m/14-9)...ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 4.51m/14-9.5.
2005: 1st at Atascadero All Comers (4.60m/15-1)...7th at USA Outdoors (4.20m/13-9.25)...Tied for 3rd at Payton Jordan U.S. Open (4.25m/13-11.25)...3rd at USA Indoors (4.30/14-1.25)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 4.60m/15-1.
2004: 7th at Olympic Trials (4.40m/14-5.25)...1st at Stanford (4.57m/15-0)...5th at USA Indoors (4.30m/14-1.25i)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (4.40m/14-5.25)...4th at Millrose Games (4.15m/13-7.25i)...Tied for 4th at Tyson Foods Invitational (4.30m/14-1.25i)...2nd at Drake Relays (4.43m/14-6.25)...1st at Irvine (4.57m/15-0)...ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 4.57m/15-0.
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors (4.35m/14-3.25)...5th at USA Indoors...2nd at Home Depot Invitational (4.40m/14-5.25)...2nd at Oracle U.S. Open (4.40m/14-5.25)...ranked #3 U.S. by T&FN...best of 4.40m/14-5.25.
2002: Won U.S. Indoor Champs (4.36m/14-3.5)...posted top U.S. vault of indoor season at 4.61m/15-1.5...2nd at USA Outdoors (4.45m/14-2.25)...2nd in Madrid (4.65m/15-3PR)...1st at Los Angeles (4.57m/15-0i)...1st at Flagstaff (4.61m/15-1.50)...1st at Portland (4.62m/15-1.75)...7th at World Cup (4.00m/13-1.50)...ranked #10 in the world, #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 4.65m/15-3PR.
2001: 3rd at USA Indoors 4.21m (13-09.75)...3rd at USA Outdoors (4.40/14-5.25)...12th at World Outdoors (4.25/13-11.25)...cleared 4.61m/15-1.5 June 16 in Irvine, Calif... 3rd at adidas Oregon Track Classic (4.31/14-1.75)...ranked #10 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 4.61m/15-1.50PR.
2000: 4th at U.S. Olympic Trials 4.33m (14-02.50)... won the LA Invitational... 3rd at U.S. Indoor Championship 4.32m (14-02)... 4th at Air Force Millrose Games... ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 14-8.
1999: 7th at U.S. Outdoor Championship... best of 13-7.25.
1998: Best of 12-6.
1997: Bests of 5-5 (HJ) and 40-6.75 (TJ).
1996: Best of 38-8.75 (TJ).