|Hometown:||Vrendenburg, South Africa|
|High School:||Paarl Boys' High School|
2017: Outdoor - Competed in seven meets for UMKC … Broke the outdoor school record in the pole vault on multiple occasions … Finished second in the event at WAC Outdoor Championships after clearing 4.85 meters.
Indoor - Competed in six meets for the Roos … Broke the indoor school record in the pole vault on multiple occasions … Collected the silver medal at the WAC Indoor Championships in the event after clearing 5.22 meters.
High School: Won the SA Schools championship, placed second at the ASA championships and third in the SA senior championships in pole vault as a senior … ASA Champion and SA runner up in the pole vault as a junior … Western Cape champion in pole vault as a sophomore … Holds the South African Schools record in the pole vault … Also ran Cross Country and played Rugby in high school … Received academic half colours … Served on the junior town council in Paarl.
Personal: Born on Jan. 24, 1998 in Sandton, South Africa … Son of Lukas and Medeleine Van der Watt … Brother to Ekhardt and Etisma … Majoring in engineering.