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Christian Champen - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Christian Champen

Position Pole Vault
Hometown Clayton, Ohio
High School Northmont
Class --/Sr.

2017 INDOOR (Kent State)

Placed second in pole vault at MAC Championships (17-1.5 ft.)… Won pole vault at EMU Triangular with a personal-best (17-2.75 ft.) … Won pole vault in first collegiate meet at Golden Flashes Gala (17-0.75 ft.) … Also took first-place at Doug Raymond Invitational and Kent State Tune-Up.

2017 OUTDOOR (Kent State)

Placed 15th in pole vault at NCAA East Regionals (16-10.75 ft.) … Scored nine points at MAC Championships by placing second in pole vault (16-8.75 ft.), fifth in 4×400 relay (3:21.45) and sixth in long jump (24-2.5 ft.) … Won pole vault at Northeast Ohio Quad with a personal-best (17-2.75 ft) … Also took first-place at Crimson Tide Invitational (16-8.75 ft.)


Earned All-America and All-State honors in the pole vault as a senior … Earned All-Region and All-League honors three consecutive years … Owns the Northmont High School pole vault record with a mark of (16-4.5 ft.)


Son of Maurice and Martina Champen … Has three siblings: Amber, Ashley and Demetrius … Digital media production major