Joanna Chen
Joanna Chen
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Richland, Wash.
High School: Richland
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Materials Science and Engineering

2014: competed in the pole vault … (Outdoor): cleared 11-01.75 to finish 13th at the ECAC Championships (5/16) … finished fifth at the NEWMAC Championships (4/26) vaulting 10-06.00 … recorded an outdoor best height of 11-02.50 at the Engineer’s Cup (4/5) …(Indoor): finished ninth at the ECAC Championships (3/8) with a final height of 11-01.00 … cleared a season best 11-05.75 at the Tufts Invitational (2/15) to finish fifth … cleared 10-11.75 at the Art Farnham Invitational (1/25) and 10-10.00 at the Bowdoin Quad (1/18) to finish second at both meets. 

2013: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (indoor): was sixth in pole vault with a 10-06.00 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … vaulted 10-10.00 and was part of the 4x400 relay that came 14th in 4:13.22 at the New England Division III Championships (2/16) … improved her pole vault to 11-01.75 at NEICAAAs (2/23) … (outdoor): came in fourth in pole vault in 3.05m at the Engineer’s Cup (4/06) … was fourth in the pole vault at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) with a vault of 3.20m … finished in ninth place in the event with a vault of 3.35m at NEICAAAs (5/10).

2012: Finished in fourth in pole vault (10-00) at the outdoor NEWMAC championship … came in fifth place in pole vault (11-01 ¾) at the N.E. Div. III championship.

Off the Track: Majoring in materials science and engineering … interned at MISTI-China and MISTI Israel … Simmons Hall secretary … ARCTAN director of health and safety services … Campus Crusade for Christ … Asian Christian Fellowship freshman leader … NROTC.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Richland High School … Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner … all-region honorable mention … National Honors Society … Mu Alpha Theta president … Math Club president.