Hussain Al Hizam

Position Pole Vault
Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Jubail, Saudi Arabia
High School Kaab bin Malek

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2019 Indoor First Team All-America (Pole Vault)
Texas Tech Open Meet Record (Pole Vault) – 5.61m (18-4.75 ft.) – 2/1/19-2/2/19
Anschutz Sports Pavilion Facility Record (Pole Vault) – 5.58m (18-3.75 ft.) – 1/26/19
2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
2018 Outdoor First Team All-American (Pole Vault)
2018 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (Pole Vault)
Big 12 Outdoor Championship Meet Record (Pole Vault) – 5.63m (18-5.5 ft.)
Outdoor Saudi Arabian National Record (Pole Vault) – 5.63m (18-5.5 ft.)
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Big 12 Men’s Indoor Performer of the Year
2018 Indoor National Champion (Pole Vault)
2018 Indoor First Team All-American (Pole Vault)
Indoor School Record (Pole Vault) – 5.70m (18-8.25 ft.)
Gilliam Stadium Facility Record (Pole Vault) – 5.70m (18-8.25 ft.)
Indoor Saudi Arabian National Record (Pole Vault) – 5.70m (18-8.25 ft.)
2018 Indoor Big 12 Champion (Pole Vault)
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 Outdoor First Team All-American (Pole Vault)
2017 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (Pole Vault)
Outdoor Saudi Arabian National Record (Pole Vault) – 5.60m (18-4.5 ft.)

 

2019 INDOOR (Sr.)
Finished third at the National Pole Vault Summit (1/19) with a clearance of 5.30 meters (17-4.5 ft.) … Broke the facility record at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-126) with a mark of 5.58 meters (18-3.75 ft.) which tied him for the No. 7 performance in KU history … Set the meet record and tied the No. 5 performance in KU history with a winning mark of 5.61 meters (18-4.75 ft.) in the pole vault at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) … Finished second in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23), clearing a mark of 5.63 meters (18-5.5 ft.) … Earned First Team All-America honors with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/8-9) with a clearance of 5.63 meters (18-5.5 ft.).

2018 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Made his season debut at the Texas Relays (3/28-31) where he finished tied for fourth in the men’s university elite section of the pole vault, tying his outdoor personal record of 5.60 meters (18-4.5 ft.) … Took fifth in the premiere pole vault section at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a clearance of 5.35 meters (17-6.5 ft.) … Won the quadrangular pole vault at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a clearance of 5.55 meters (18-2.5 ft.) … Won the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) pole vault title with a career-best clearance of 5.63 meters (18-5.5 ft.), breaking his own conference meet record and the Saudi Arabian national record … Cleared 5.25 meters (17-2.75 ft.) at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) to qualify for the NCAA Championships … Earned First Team All-America honors by finishing tied for fifth in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9) with a clearance of 5.45 meters (17-10.5 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Jr.)
Finished second at the Arkansas Invitational (1/12) in the pole vault with a mark of 5.35 meters (17-6.5 ft.) … Recorded a personal-best mark of 5.48 meters (17-11.75 ft.) to win the pole vault at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) and move into a tie for sixth on the KU all-time performers list … Notched a win in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) with a clearance of 5.35 mters (17-6.5 ft.) .. Won the 2018 Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) pole vault title with a clearance of 5.49 meters (18-0 ft.) … Won the NCAA Indoor National Championships (3/9-10) pole vault title with a mark of 5.70 meters (18-8.25 ft.), setting the Kansas indoor school record, the Gilliam Indoor Stadium facility record and the Saudi Arabian national record.

2017 OUTDOOR (So.)
Finished third and earned First Team All-America honors at his first NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (6/7-10), with a mark of 5.45 meters (17-10.5 ft.) … Finished first in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary meet (5/25-27), clearing 5.35 meters (17-6.5 ft.) … Won the Big 12 Championship (5/12-14) in the pole vault with a vault of 5.56 meters (18-2.75 ft.) … Recorded a personal-best in the pole vault with a clearance of 5.60 meters (18-4.5 ft.), finishing second at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-8).

2017 INDOOR (So.)
Finished third in the pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/17) with a season-best vault of 5.46 meters (17-11 ft.) … Won the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational (2/10-11), clearing 5.30 meters (17-4.5 ft.) … Vaulted 5.20 meters (17-0.75 ft.) at the Husker Invitational (2/3-4), finishing in sixth place.

2016 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary (5/28) where he placed 29th with a clearance of 5.13 meters (16-10 ft.) … Claimed 12th place at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) with a vault of 4.90 meters (16-0.75 ft.) … Personal-best vault came at the Kansas Relays (4/23) after he cleared 5.26 meters (17-3 ft.) … Placed third at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/7) after he vaulted over 5.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.).

2016 INDOOR (Fr.)
Posted a ninth-place finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/27) after he turned in a vault of 5.04 meters (16-6.5 ft.) … Best vault of the indoor season came at the Tyson Invitational (2/13) where he cleared 5.06 meters (16-7.25 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
Won the Arab junior title in 2014 with a national-record vault of 5.32 meters (17-5.5 ft.) … Claimed the 2014 Asian Junior Games pole vault title with a clearance of 5.10 meters (16-8.75 ft.) … Also held the U14 and U15 world records at 4.55 meters (14-11.25 ft.) and 4.95 meters (16-3 ft.), respectively.

PERSONAL
Son of Asim Al Hizam and Layla Al Matrood … Has three siblings: Mohammed, Zahra and Fatema … Father, Asim, is a track coach … Undecided on major.