Scott Looks for NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Title
March 11, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior pole vaulter Jordan Scott heads back to College Station, Texas, Friday for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium. It is familiar territory for Scott, who won his third-consecutive Big 12 pole vault title two weeks ago at the same facility.
“I am really looking forward to nationals,” Scott said after his Big 12 performance. “I want to reach that next level, so I am going to get it.”
The Watkinsville, Ga., product will be competing against 13 other athletes for the National Championship. Scott currently ranks tied for second in the country with a pole vault of 5.55 meters (18-02.50 ft.), behind only Jason Colwick of Rice (5.61 meters [18-04.75 ft.]).
Scott finished in ninth place a year ago at the NCAA Indoor Championship, giving him his first career All-America honor. He will look to improve on that finish in College Station and go for the title. In seven meets this season, Scott has won the pole vault championship in five of those, and finished second and third, respectively, in the two that he did not win.
The pole vault championship begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. CDT inside Gilliam Indoor Stadium. Live results can be found at http://www.aggieathletics.com/ncaa2009/track/stats.html. A full recap of Scott’s performance can be found at www.kuathletics.com upon completion of the pole vault finals.