Jelle Golbach is a Dutch high jumper with a tremendous amount of national experience. Jelle graduated Dutch high school in the spring of 2020 and is interested in joining a college and track & field team in the spring of 2021
Jelle comes out for AV Haaksbergen and is currently ranked number 1 for high jump on the Dutch junior ranking system in the category indoor as well as outdoor. Jelle is 18 years old and is we believe he has much potential to further develop. He is very excited to maximize his potential in the States.
Jelle started high jumping when he was 14 years old, and instantly fell in love with the sport and started to become better and better ever since. Now, 4 years later, Jelle is ranked number 1 in the Dutch juniors and has won multiple medals at various national championships.
Jelle is looking forward to becoming the best version of himself and giving everything he has got. His ultimate goal for now is reaching the world championships under 20. While still working on the strength in his legs and plyometric training, Jelle is very excited to improve his approach run with more speed and strong steps. Nonetheless, with his 6’7 length, Jelle has the potential to become a great jumper.
Jelle’s PB currently is 2.05m.
Jelle has already accomplished many things, including winning the national championship under 16 in August 2017, winning an international meet between Dutch and German juniors in September 2017, winning the national indoor championship under 18 in February 2019 and winning the national championship under 18 in June 2019. He became 2nd at the Dutch national championships U20 in September 2020 with a 2.01m jump.
Up until last summer, Jelle never trained more than 3 times a week. He is currently working on a full time training schedule to optimally prepare himself for college. He would like to use his college career to maximize his potential.
Academically, Jelle is interested in following education, business, finance management, international business or any other related major. For more information about his academics, please visit the details section.