Name: Chris Nilsen
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Pole Vault
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
DOB: 1/13/1998
Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Park Hill High School (Concord, Calif.) ‘16
College: University of South Dakota ‘20, Kinesiology and Exercise Science
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 13th (pole vault)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2017
  • Top Finish: 13th – 2017 (pole vault)
Personal: Son of Mark and Karen Nilsen…Has one sister, Nicole…Married to Kelly Vogel-Nilsen…Father to Roman Nilsen…Two-time NCAA champion in outdoor pole vault (2018, 2019)…2017 NCAA champion in indoor pole vault…Two-time semifinalist for The Bowerman award for most outstanding male collegiate track and field athlete.