Vicki Borsheim-Beskind

Vicki Borsheim-Beskind
Track & Field

A 1984 Cascade High graduate, Vicki earned 3 varsity letters in volleyball, 4 in gymnastics, and 4 in track and field. As a senior, she won the league, district, and state high jump titles. Her state meet jump of 5’ 8” is still Cascade High’s record. She was inducted into Cascade High’s Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012.

After high school, she walked-on at UW and became a 4-year letterwoman in track and field. She still holds the UW high jump record at 6’ 2.25”. As a sophomore, she finished 7th at the NCAA Track & Field Championships with a 6’ ½” jump, which earned her All-American honors. As a UW junior, she was Pac-10 high jump champion. As a senior, she placed 2nd in the NCAA Indoor Meet (6’ 2.5”) and 9th in the NCAA Outdoor Meet which, again, earned her All-American honors. In 1987 while at UW, she was Everett Herald’s Woman of the Year in Sports and in 1997 was inducted into UW’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

After college, she competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Trials and just missed making the 1992 team. In 1990, she finished 3rd in the USA National Championships (6’ 4”) qualifying her for the Goodwill Games in Seattle. During this time period, she also competed for L.A.’s Westwood Track & Field Club; then, Mizuno. Also in 1990, she competed in the World University Games. On at least three occasions during 1990-92, she competed on the European track & field circuit for the U.S. National Team. During 1986-92, she competed five times in the U.S. National Women’s High Jump Championships with best finishes of 3rd in ’90 at 6’ 4”, and 4th in ’92 at 6’ 2.25”. The 6’4” jump remains today as the highest jump by a Washington woman.

Today Vicki lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Dan, and their three children.