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NU Track and Field BIO
Christian Sanderfer
Player Profile:
Christian Sanderfer 778699
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest

Personal Bests
Indoor
Pole Vault: 17-3 3/4 (5.28) (2/8/14)
Outdoor
Pole Vault: 17-4 1/2 (5.30) (5/17/14)

NCAA Championships
2013 (I): 4x400 - 3:07.63  (7th)
2013 (O): 4x400 - 3:06.96 (16th)

Big Ten Championships
2015 (O): PV - 16-9 1/4 (6th)
2015 (I): PV - 16-11 1/2 (6th); DMR - 9:43.66 (4th)
2014 (O): 200m - 21.89 (18th); PV - 17-4 1/2 (2nd)
2014 (I): PV - 17-1 (2nd); DMR - 9:48.16o (5th)
2013 (O): 400m - 47.06 (6th); 4x400 - 3:07.87 (1st)
2013 (I): 400m - 47.72 (10th); 4x400 - 3:06.67 (1st); PV, 16-9 1/2 (8th)

Honors
All-America First Team (4x400 - 2013 Indoor)
All-America Second Team (4x400 - 2013 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten First Team (4x400 - 2013 Outdoor, 2013 Indoor)
All-Big Ten Second Team (Pole Vault - 2014 Outdoor, 2014 Indoor)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)

2016 (Senior)
Indoor: Did not compete.

2015 (Junior)
Indoor: Placed sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (16-11 1/2, 5.17m)...also finished fourth with the distance medley relay team (9:43.66)...won the pole vault title at the Nebraska Tune-Up, clearing a season-best 17-0 3/4 (5.20m).

Outdoor: Competed in three meets while battling an injury throughout the season...placed sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (16-9 1/4, 5.11m)...qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round...won the 4x400 relay title in 3:08.12 at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational.

2014 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Captured runner-up honors at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the pole vault at a height of 17-1 (5.21), capturing second-team All-Big Ten accolades...recorded a personal-best mark of 17-3 3/4 (5.28) to move inside the top-10 all-time NU marks and claim the Frank Sevigne title...finished fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships with his DMR teammates...earned top honors at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a clearance of 17-0 3/4 (5.20)...claimed pole vault titles at the Mark Colligan Memorial and Nebraska Tune-Up...earned the top prize as part of the 4x400m relay team at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 3:11.12.

Outdoor: Recorded a personal best at the Big Ten Championships in the pole vault of 17-4 1/2 (5.30) to help him earn second place and second-team All-Big Ten accolades...also competed in the 200 meters at the Big Ten Championships and finished 18th with a time of 21.89...academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection both semesters.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Earned first-team All-America honors at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships, helping the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to a seventh-place finish in a then-school record time of 3:07.63...earned first-team All-Big Ten honors after helping the relay team to a victory in a time of 3:06.67 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...tallied second-team All-America accolades at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a 16th-place finish and a time of 3:06.96 in the 4x400...helped the 4x400 team to the 2013 Big Ten outdoor title with a time of 3:07.87...led the 4x400-meter relay team to the Drake Relays title with a time of 3:03.79 for third all-time in the Nebraska record books...finished 10th in the 400m with a personal-best time of 47.72 at the indoor conference championships...finished eighth in the pole vault at the indoor conference meet, posting a season-best mark of 16-9 1/2 (5.12)...notched an outdoor season-best vault of 16-6 3/4 (5.05) at the Razorback Spring Invitational...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten, as well as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selection.

2012 (Redshirt)
Redshirted the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons...competed unattached in four indoor meets, setting a season-best vault of 15-10 1/2 (4.84) at the Nebraska Tune-Up...competed unattached in two meets during the outdoor season...was named to the fall 2011 and spring 2012 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest)
Came to Nebraska as the Class A and all-class pole vault champion in 2010 and 2011...was the Class A 110-meter high hurdle state champion...produced prep bests of 15-8 1/2 in the pole vault and a time of 14.69 in the 110-meter hurdles.

Personal
Born March 25, 1993...parents are Van and Tammy...majoring in nutrition science.

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