Nevada Press Release:

Nevada sophomore Nicola Ader has qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the high jump. Ader's mark of 6' (1.83 m) set on Saturday at the Mountain West Championships sits at sixth in the nation. The height tied the Nevada school record in the high jump.
"For Nicola to qualify for the indoor NCAA championships is a huge accomplishment," said assistant coach Scott Williamson, who oversees the high jump. "This meet is one of the hardest and most competitive competitions in the world, with only the top 16 in each event qualifying. I am so proud of the way she responded to adversity at the conference championships to come back and put up her mark in the high jump. She is an outstanding driven young lady who will represent Nevada very well at the championships."
Ader's gold medal in the high jump was just the fourth indoor event victory for Nevada since joining the Mountain West for the 2012-13 season. Ader is the first in Nevada history to win an individual event in consecutive Mountain West Conference Championship meets, winning the pentathlon last season. Nicole Wadden also won the pentathlon for the Pack in 2016, and the distance medley relay squad won in 2014.
The last time the Wolf Pack had an athlete win individual events in consecutive indoor conference championships was in 2011 and 2012, when La Tijera Avery earned back-to-back gold medals in the high jump.
The native of Affolterbach, Germany is just the fifth member of the Wolf Pack to ever qualify for indoor nationals, and the first since Avery also qualified for the high jump in 2012. Of the four previous indoor national qualifiers from Nevada, two were in the high jump. Alissa Anderson reached the championships for high jump in 2000.
The highest indoor national finish for any Nevada representative is 14th, which was accomplished by Marana Brownson in the 2004 pentathlon.
The NCAA Indoor National Championships will be in Birmingham, Ala. from March 8-9, with the high jump starting at 11 a.m. PST on Saturday, March 9th. Live results will be available at, and the meet will be aired on ESPN3.