Results2017

Elite Division
High school/Open

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Pole Vault-Elite Division

Men
WU: 5:30 PM - Comp: 6:30 PM
#
Name
Afilliation
Final
1
Scott Houston
UNC Chapel Hill/Indiana University
5.78m/18'11.50"

5.05
5.20
5.35
5.50
5.60
5.70
5.78
5.83
P
P
O
O
O
O
O
XXX
2
Deakin Volz
Virginia Tech
5.50m/18'00.50"

5.05
5.20
5.35
5.50
5.60
P
O
O
O
XXX
3
Chase Brannon
University of Tennessee
5.50m/18'00.50"

5.05
5.20
5.35
5.50
5.60
P
O
XXO
O
XXX
4
Chris Pillow
Rice University
5.35m/17'06.50"

5.05
5.20
5.35
5.50
O
O
XO
XXX
5
Chris Uhle
Virginia Tech
5.35m/17'06.50"

5.05
5.20
5.35
5.50
P
O
XXO
XXX
6
Brad Johnson
Virginia Tech
5.05m/16'06.75"

5.05
5.20
O
XXX
-
Sean Young
University of South Florida
NH

5.05
XXX
Women
WU: 7:45 PM - Comp: 8:45 PM
#
Name
Afilliation
Final
1
Sandi Morris
Nike Athlete
4.63m/15'02.25"

4.08
4.23
4.38
4.53
4.63
4.80
P
P
p
XO
XO
XXX
2
Anicka Newell
Texas State
4.53m/14'10.25"

4.08
4.23
4.38
4.53
4.63
P
XO
O
XO
XXX
3
Kelsie Ahbe
Indiana University
4.38m/14'04.50"

4.08
4.23
4.38
4.53
p
XO
XXO
XXX
4
Sophie Gutermuth
Indiana
4.23m/13'10.50"

4.08
4.23
4.38
O
O
XXX
5
Melissa Gergel
Oregon
4.08m/13'04.50"

4.08
4.23
O
XXX
6
Jill Marois
High Point University
4.08m/13'04.50"

4.08
4.23
XXO
XXX
-
Mary Saxer
Nike/UCS Athlete
NH

4.08
4.23
4.38
P
P
XXX

Scott Houston
PR: 5.70m/18’8.5”
College:UNC Chapel Hill/Indiana University
Scott competed for the Tar Heels of UNC and finished his collegiate career at Indiana University where he won the Big 10 Pole vault title indoors and was an outdoor All-American in 2013. He went on to compete post-collegiately where he finished 8th at the 2016 Olympic Trials, 4th at US indoor Championships and 5th at this year’s US Outdoor Championships with a jump of 5.65. Scott currently coaches the vaulters at High Point University and Vault house in NC.
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Sean Young
PR: 5.56m/18’2.75”
College: University of South Florida
Originally from Florida, Sean competed for the Bulls of the University of South Florida and graduated in 2010. Known by some as “camo guy”, Sean continues to pursue his passion for pole vaulting after college and works as a volunteer pole vault coach for his alma mater. He has improved his college PR of 17’2.75 by a foot as a post-collegiate vaulter.
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Chris Uhle
PR: 5.52m/18’1.25”
College: Virginia Tech
Chris Uhle hails from Ohio where he and brother Joey broke multiple state records. Chris then took his talents to Blacksburg where he competed in the pole vault for a stacked Virginia Tech team from 2012-2016. During his time there he was a 2 time ACC Champion with a pr height of 5.52 (indoors) and was an NCAA Outdoor All-American in 2016. In his first year of post-collegiate competition, Chris has jumped just under his PR height, clearing 5.36m.
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Brad Johnson
PR: 5.31m/17’ 5”
College: Virginia Tech
Brad Johnson, hailing from Virginia, just completed his career as a pole vaulter for Virginia Tech. Brad competed at the NCAA Championships 3 times with his highest finish being 12th in 2016.
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Chris Pillow
PR: 5.65m/18’6.5”
College: Rice University
Chris competed for the Owls of Rice University where he had a prolific vault career. He won 5 Conference USA titles and earned 2 First team All-America Honors. Also as a collegian, Chris got 2nd at USATF indoor champs in 2015. This indoor season, Pillow jumped his personal best of 5.65 for 3rd place at US Championships in Albuquerque.
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Chase Brannon
PR: 5.56m/18’2.75”
College: University of Tennessee
As a Tennessee Volunteer from 2010-2014, Chase was a 2 time All-American and 5 time SEC scorer. As a post-collegiate, Chase has improved his personal best and jumped 5.56m indoors this year at USA Championships earning him an 8th place finish and all time indoor PR.
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Deakin Volz
PR: 5.66m/18’6.75”
College: Virginia Tech
Qualified for the USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California in the pole vault event ... Attended the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to compete in the men's pole vault event ... Earned second-team All-ACC honors with his fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships, jumping a height of 4.97 meters (16 ft., 3.5 in.) ... Won a silver medal at the Hokie Twilight with a 5.36-meter mark (17 ft., 7 in.) ... Placed fifth in the pole vault with a 5.28-meter jump (17 ft., 3.75 in.) at the Longhorn Invitational ... Recorded a season best at the Duke Invitational, vaulting a height of 5.41 meters (17 ft., 9 in.) ... Earned a third-place finish at the Tennessee Relays, jumping a height of 5.10 meters (16 ft., 8.75 in.) ... Competed in the pole vault event at the Texas Relays. Drew and Deakin are sons of Dave Volz who finished 5th at the 1992 Olympics in the Pole Vault.
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Sandi Morris - Nike Athlete
PR: 5.00m/16’5” (American Record)
College: UNC Chapel Hill/University of Arkansas
Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Sandi has had a phenomenal career so far. She was a 3 time All-American at UNC before transferring to Arkansas where she was 4th at 2013 Indoor and 2014 Outdoor NCAA Championships. She followed that up with a win Indoors and runner up finish Outdoors in 2015 along with an outdoor Collegiate record of 4.72m (15’5.75”) for the win at SEC Outdoor Championships. After a stellar collegiate run, Sandi finished 2nd at USA Outdoors in 2016 to qualify for the Rio Olympics where she won the silver medal. She continued to compete after Rio where she joined the 5m club to finish out her season. Sandi just won the USA Outdoor title this year with a jump of 4.80m (15’9”) and will be heading to the London World Championships in August.
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Mary Saxer -Nike/UCS Athlete
PR: 4.71m/15’5.5”
College: Notre Dame
Mary has had an amazing career in the pole vault. Starting in high school, she was the first ever high school girl to clear 14 feet and was a 3 time National High School Champion. Mary took her talents to Notre Dame where she was a 3 time Big East Champion and 2 time All-American with a 3rd place finish in 2009. To continue her pursuit of pole vault excellence, Mary competed post-collegiately and placed 3rd at 2010 US Championships with a pr of 4.50m (14’9”). In 2012, Mary finished 2nd at US Indoor Nationals to earn a spot on the World Indoor Team. She followed that up with a new personal best of 4.71m (15’5.5”) in 2014 and won the US Indoor title and finished 8th at World Indoors that year. 2017 has been good to Mary as well as she finished on the podium at USA Indoors with a jump of 4.65m (15’3”)
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Jill Marois
PR: 4.45m/14’7”
College: High Point University
Jill has improved tremendously in the pole vault over the years. She started out as a 10’6” vaulter in high school and gradually improved to 3.96m/12’11.75”, which broke her own school record. She currently holds a personal best of 4.45m/14’7”” and continues to train towards making a World Championship or Olympic team.
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Melissa Gergel
PR: 4.50m/14’9”
College: College: Oregon
Born in Hazel Crest, IL, Melissa attended Marian Catholic High School. Following a successful prep campaign in Illinois, Melissa brought her talents to the University of Oregon, where she earned a degree in Human Physiology with a minor in Biology. Finishing in just 3 years, Melissa began a graduate program in clinical exercise physiology in the fall of her 4th year and completed her Master of Science degree in 2012. While competing for the Ducks, Melissa was a 7-time All-American, a Pac-10 and NCAA Champion, and set the school record in the pole vault. Melissa trains in Knoxville, TN with her sights set on the Olympic Team.
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Sophie Gutermuth
PR: 4.41m/14’5.5”
College: College: Indiana
Sophie Gutermuth competed collegiately at Indiana University where she was an All-American, Big Ten Medalist and formerly the school record holder. Currently she trains in Knoxville, TN under Tim Mack, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Pole Vault. She currently holds a 4.41m/14’5” personal best in the pole vault.
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Kelsie Ahbe
PR: 4.55m/14’11”
College: Indiana University
Kelsie Ahbe (born July 6, 1991 in Akron, Ohio) is an American-born Canadian pole vaulter. At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics she finished 7th competing for the United States. Domestically, she won the Canadian national championship in 2015. She took silver at the 2015 NACAC Championships in Athletics and finished 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games. She has the third best jump in Canadian women's history. In July 2016 she was officially named to Canada's Olympic team.
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Anicka Newell
PR: 4.67m/15’3.75”
College: Texas State
Entering her final year of collegiate competition, Anicka Newell knew she wasn’t done with pole vaulting. After consulting with her family and coaches, she decided to try qualifying for Team Canada. Despite growing up in the United States, Canada was always a home away from home, especially with her grandmother in Saskatoon. In 2015, she won the Sun Belt Conference pole vault title for a second straight year, setting the conference record at 4.28m. After vaulting a personal best 4.45m in May 2016, Newell achieved a height of 4.67m at the Port Aransas Beach Vault meet in June 2016, which is the highest ever by a Canadian woman. She made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016.
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