2018 Indoor: Competed in seven meets for UMKC... Tied 4th in the pole vault at the Bob Timmons challenge with 4.91m... Finished second in pole vault at the Graduate Classic, the Jayhawk Classic, and the Wichita State Herm Wilson Invitational... Finished fourth in pole vault at the WAC Indoor Track & Field Championships by clearing 4.80m.
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.
2017 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.
Hometown: Vredenburg, South Africa
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.