Elise Romney
Pole Vault
Senior Redshirt
El Paso, 
Last School
Franklin High School
Roster Years
2015 | 2018-2020


  • Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Parents are Shaun and Carolyn Machen
  • Has four siblings (Corey, Gabe, Aaron and Lauren)
  • Majoring in Exercise Science
  • Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, rock climbing, boating
  • Married to Baylor Romney, currently plays football for BYU
  • Also recruited by UCLA, ASU, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas A&M

Before BYU

  • Holds school, city, district and area records in pole vault
  • All-District for all four years of high school 
  • Four-time regional qualifier in pole vault 
  • One-time state qualifer, finishing third
  • Won All-Around Female Athlete of the Year at Franklin High School
  • Graduated high school with 3.9 GPA
  • Received all-academic award all four years of high school
  • Competed in gymnastics and volleyball as well


Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
4.31m (14-1.75) Pole Vault  2020 Nike Boise Indoor Invite

Career Stats



  • Hamilton , New Zealand
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015


  • Began BYU career taking 1st place with vault of 12' 7.5'' (3.85m) at 2015 BYU Cougar Indoor
  • Placed 4th vaulting 12' 7.5'' (3.85m) at Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi 2015
  • Finished 5th with vault of 12' 11.5'' (3.95m) at Air Force Invitational
  • At 2015 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, was highest finishing true freshman with mark of 12' 6.25'' (3.82m), good for 8th overall


  • Opened outdoor season with a 1st-place finish vaulting 12' 3.5'' (3.75m) at UNLV Spring Invitational
  • Placed 4th with vault of 12' 2.5'' (3.72m) at 37th SDSU Aztec Invitational 
  • Finished 4th in pole vault with mark of 12' 2'' (3.71m) at 2015 BYU Robison Invitational
Sophmore Year 2018


  • Started the season with a third-place finish with a vault of 3.65m at the BYU December Invite
  • Placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 3.75m at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Vaulted 3.85m to take second at the Air Force Team Challenge
  • Finished ninth in the pole vault (3.65m) at the Columbia Challenge
  • Took fourth with a clearance of 3.81m at the Boise State Challenge
  • Cleared 4.11m to take first place at the Air Force Open
  • Ended the season with a vault of 3.75m to finish 11th at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships


  • Started the season with a third-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.75m at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational 
  • Finished third in the pole vault (3.60m) at the Mark Faldmo Invitational
  • Vaulted 3.60m at the Beach Invitational
Junior Year 2019


  • Finished second in the pole vault after clearing 4.05m/13-3.5 at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge
  • Competed at the MPSF Indoor Championships where she vaulted 4.04m/13-3 and finished seventh overall
  • Competed in six meets during the 2019 indoor season


  • Kicked off the season clearing a height of 4.10m/13-5.25 for the first-place finish at the UNLV Invitational
  • Competed at the NCAA West Prelims where she made a 4.17m/13-8.25 clearance in the pole vault and landed the No. 4 spot on the BYU all-time outdoor record board
  • Competed in eight meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Senior Year 2020

Indoor (2020)

  • Named a USTFCCCA All-American in the pole vault
  • Broke the indoor school record in the pole vault after clearing 4.31m/14-1.75 and placing first at the Jacksons/Nike Invitational
  • Won the women's pole vault with a mark of 4.30m/14-1.25 at the Texas Tech Shootout
  • Competed in five meets during the 2020 indoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year