Gardner sets CSU High Jump Mark, Earns MW Female Field Athlete Honor
Senior Autumn Gardner broke the CSU women's high jump record last weekend, earning her the Moutain West Women's Field Athlete of the Week award on Tuesday.
Gardner cleared 6-0.5 (1.84m) in the high jump at the NoCo Challenge on Sunday, breaking the record of 6-feet set by Jazmyn Webster in 2015. In addition, the senior’s mark ranks as the sixth-best in Mountain West history.
With her performance, Gardner is one of three athletes in the NCAA this season with a mark in the women’s high jump better than six feet. Additionally, the Westminster, Colo., native is now the Mountain West leader in the event, 21st among all performers in the world this outdoor season.
Gardner also is one of five athletes from any Mountain West school in the past decade (current or former member institutions) to register a mark better than six feet in the women’s outdoor high jump, joining UNLV’s Kaysee Pilgrim, BYU’s Ada Robinson, Air Force’s Shelley Spires and Nevada’s Nicole Wadden.