Men's Track Signs No. 2 Pole Vaulter In The Nation

Nov. 10, 2005


The men’s track and field team signed one of the nation’s most talented pole vaulters to a national letter of intent, head coach Stanley Redwine announced. Jordan Scott, a native of Watkinsville, Ga., will come to KU with a very impressive resume.

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Considered one of the top prospects in the nation, Scott has the second highest jump in the country for a high school student-athlete this season (17-01.25). He also holds the distinction of being the highest vaulter in the history of the state of Georgia.

“Jordan has a very good chance of becoming one of the best high school vaulters of all time,” KU vertical jumps coach Tom Hays commented. “He will have an immediate impact at the NCAA national meet.”

Additionally, Scott will bring international experience to the Jayhawk program. He was the national champion at the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis this past summer as well as the fifth-place finisher at the World Youth Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.