Colwick to Defend NCAA Indoor Title

March 10, 2010

NCAA Live Results

Jason Colwick Bio

Senior Jason Colwick is set to defend his NCAA Indoor pole vault title this Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Competition gets underway at 6:25 p.m. (Central) at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center. Colwick won the 2010 Conference USA Indoor pole vault championship with a meet record mark of 5.36m/17-7 on his first attempt.

A mechanical engineering major, Colwick set a Rice record when he vaulted 5.67m/18-7.25 at the 2010 Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. That mark is the NCAA number-two mark, as well as the third-best mark by an American for 2010. Washington's Scott Roth holds the NCAA and top American mark at 5.72m/18-9.25 (Feb. 26).

Colwick won the NCAA Indoor title last year College Station, Texas, by clearing 5.60m/18-4.25 on his first attempt. The San Marcos, Texas, native then won the NCAA Outdoor pole vault championship with a winning height of 5.70m/18-8.25 at Arkansas' John McDonnell Field. He became the Owls first NCAA indoor pole vault champion and was Rice's first male NCAA indoor champion since Kareem Streete-Thompson won the long jump in 1995.

He also became Rice's first NCAA Outdoor champion since Ryan Harlan won the 2004 decathlon with a school record 8,171 points. Colwick is also the school's first outdoor pole vault title winner since Dave Roberts won in 1971 (17-6.5), 1972 (17-3), and 1973 (17-4).





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