Erica Hjerpe

  • Erica
  • Hjerpe

  • Event
    Pole Vault
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Korsholms Gymnasium
  • Hometown
    Kosholm, Finland

Updated: May 30, 2017

2017 outdoor: Earned herself a spot in the women's pole vault event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, tying for 29th with a jump of 3.95 meters (12 ft., 11.5 in.) ... Tied for seventh at the ACC Championships, vaulting a height of 3.88 meters (12 ft., 8.75 in.) ... Jumped a season best 4.10 meters (13 ft., 5.25 in.) at the Tennessee Relays, earning a top-five finish in the event ... Made her outdoor debut at the Texas Relays, placing sixth overall with a mark of 4.06 meters (13 ft., 3.75 in.).

2017 indoor: Placed 13th overall at the ACC Championships, vaulting a height of 3.81 meters (12 ft., 6 in.) … Was fourth in her event with a season-best jump of 3.87 meters (12 ft., 8.25 in.) at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet ... Finished eighth at the Hokie Invitational with a top vault of 3.72 meters (12 ft., 2.5 in.) … Was eighth at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a top vault of 3.62 meters (11 ft., 10.5 in.).

2016 outdoor: Won the Highlander Invite with a personal-best mark of 4.23 meters (13 ft., 10.5 in.) … Matched her PR at Duke to place second … Recorded a 10th place finish in her section of Texas Relays.

2016 indoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Set a season-best mark of 4.02 meters (13 ft., 2.25 in/) in her collegiate debut at the Virginia Tech Invite to place second … Collected another second-place mark at the Liberty Quad Meet, clearing 3.75 meters (12 ft., 3.5 in.) … Jumped 3.97 meters (13 ft., 0.25 in.) to finish seventh at the ACC Championships.

Prior to Virginia Tech: Graduated from Korsholms Gymnasium and competed in track and field on the Vasa Idrottssallskap club team for pole vault … Six-time junior national champion … 2012 U19 Nordic Champion … Earned the bronze medal at the national championships in 2013 and 2015 … Finished 12th at the 2015 U23 European Championships.

Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1993 in Finland … Daughter of Thomas and Anette Hjerpe … Sister to Linnea … Father was an elite orienteer who won the silver medal at the U20 European Championships … Sister is on the Finnish junior national soccer team … Majoring in economics.

Hjerpe's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor
PV - 4.02m (13 feet, 2.25 inches), VT Invitational (2016) PV - 4.23m (13 feet, 10.5 inches), Highlander Invitational