Biography:

Caroline Ehrhardt won her fourth straight national triple jump title in 2014. She has been dreaming about competing at the Olympic Games since finishing third as a 16-year-old at the 2008 Canadian Championships, which doubled as the trials to select the team for Beijing 2008. She gained multi-sport competition experience at the 2013 Canada Games where she won gold in the triple jump. While attending Western University, she won four CIS triple jump titles from 2012 to 2015 and was named MVP of the field events for the Mustangs five times from 2011 to 2015. In 2015 she was also awarded the F.W.P. Jones Trophy as Western’s graduating athlete of the year and the Honourable G. Howard Ferguson Award as the student-athlete showing the highest achievement in academics and athletics.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Klaus and Judy… Older siblings Jackie and Katie… Her father has run the Boston Marathon on several occasions… Getting into the Sport: Started jumping at age 7… Was drawn to the feeling of flight… Outside Interests: Enjoys writing, reading, and other sports such as soccer, basketball and rock climbing… Graduated from Western University in 2015 with an Honours specialization in Health Promotion… Has volunteered with Child Reach, an early childhood education and resource centre… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Caro… Has a lucky necklace… Always saves her competition numbers… Favourite quote: “You cannot dream yourself into character, you must hammer and forge yourself one” – Henry David Thoreau…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

PAC (junior): 2011 – BRONZE (triple jump), BRONZE (long jump)

IAAF WCh (junior): 2010 – 14th (long jump), 22nd (triple jump)

IAAF WCh (youth): 2009 – 16th (triple jump)