Scott Earns Pole Vault All-America Honors

March 13, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the second consecutive year, Kansas junior Jordan Scott earned All-America honors in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Watkinsville, Ga., native placed third Friday evening at the Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium in College Station, Texas, with a jump of 5.45 meters (17-10.50 ft.).

Scott finished with the same mark as runner-up Yavgeniy Olhovsky of Virginia Tech, and .15 meters (0-06 ft.) behind the champion, Rice’s Jason Colwick.

Friday’s NCAA Championships marked just the third meet this indoor season that Scott did not win the pole vault championship. In eight indoor meets, he finished in the top three all eight times. Two weeks ago at the same facility, Scott won the 2009 Big 12 Championship with a vault of 5.55 meters (18-02.50 ft.), his third straight conference title.

Scott finished in ninth place a year ago at the NCAA Indoor Championships, his first career All-America honor. He and the Jayhawks will now prepare for the outdoor season, which gets underway March 27-28 at the Missouri Relays in Columbia, Mo.