Colwick C-USA Athlete of the Week

Jason Colwick rising up in clearing 18' 8.25"

May 5, 2009

Rice University junior pole vaulter Jason Colwick (San Marcos, Texas) has been named as the Conference USA Athlete of the Week. On Saturday, Colwick recorded his second-highest vault of the outdoor season when he cleared a winning 5.70m (18-08.25) at the Texas Twilight in Austin, Texas. This mark ties for third-best in the world and he now holds the top-two marks by an American. He previous vault of 5.72m (18-09.25) at the Texas Relays remains No. 2 in the world for 2009.

On Wednesday at the J.Fred Duckett/Rice Twilight, Colwick won the event by clearing 5.50m (18-00.5). He has now cleared 18 feet four times this outdoor season. This is Colwick's third time receiving at least a share of the weekly award this season.





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