Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Geneva, Neb.
High School: Fillmore Central
Major: Management


TFRRS All-Time Performances

Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 17-3 3/4 (5.28m) (2/17/17)
Pole Vault: 17-4 1/2 (5.30m) (4/14/18)

Big Ten Championships
2018 (O): PV - 17-3 (5.26m) (4th)
2018 (I): PV - 16-8 (5.08m) (6th)
2017 (O): PV - 17-1 (5.21m) (3rd)
2016 (I): PV - 16-8 (5.08m) (8th)

Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2018)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2018 (Junior)
Indoor: Finished sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a mark of 16-8 (5.08m)...won the pole vault at both the Graduate Classic and Gorilla Classic.

Outdoor: Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a mark of 17-3 (5.26m)...won the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational with a clearance of 17-3 1/2 (5.27m)...recorded a personal-best mark of 17-4 1/2 (5.30m), good to tie for No. 10 in NU history and placed second at the John McDonnell Invitational.

2017 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Competed in four regular-season meets...set a personal best and took first at the Nebraska Tune-Up with a mark of 17-3 3/4 (5.28m).

Outdoor: Finished third at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 17-1 (5.21m)...finished 24th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...placed second and posted a season best at the John Jacobs Invitational with a mark of 17-1 1/2 (5.22m).

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Indoor: Set a season best of 16-8 (5.08m) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships to finish eighth...competed in seven indoor meets in the pole vault...cleared 16-7 1/4 (5.06m) at three meets...placed fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational and Mark Colligan Memorial.

Outdoor: Set an outdoor season best in the pole vault at the Husker Spring Invitational with a mark of 16-6 (5.03m) for third place...competed in four outdoor meets.

2015 (Redshirt)
Indoor: Redshirted...competed unattached...set a season best in the pole vault of 16-5 1/4 (5.01m) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite.

Outdoor: Redshirted...competed unattached...placed sixth in the pole vault at the Nebraska Invite with a mark of 16-5 1/4 (5.01m).

Before Nebraska
Joined the Huskers from Fillmore Central High School in Geneva, Nebraska...was the Nebraska all-class state champion in the pole vault, setting a state meet record of 16-2 1/2 (4.94m)...was named the 10/11 Prep Athlete of the Week after clearing 15-9 1/2 (4.81m) at the Southern Nebraska Conference meet to break the Class C record.

Born Feb. 18, 1996...parents are former Husker pole vaulter Glen Loontjer (1982-84) and Lori Loontjer...majored in management and marketing...earned bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019.

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2018 Big Ten Indoor T&F Highlights
Nebraska Tune-Up Highlights
Frank Sevigne Highlights - Day 2