Feb. 3, 2009
Jason Colwick has been named the Conference USA Male Athlete of the Week for his record-setting pole vault at the Houston Invitational last weekend.
Colwick opened his 2009 indoor campaign by clearing 5.40m/17-8.5 to win the Houston Invite and break the previous mark of 5.26 m/17- 3 originally set by Paul Bratloff in 1983 and tied by Colwick and teammate Shea Kearney last season. His vault was also a provisional qualifying mark and currently ranks as the third-best vault in the NCAA this season.
He set the Owls' outdoor vaulting mark last April when he cleared 5.55m/18-2.5 to win the Texas Relays and break Dave Robert's 1972 school record.