Mack won the pole vault at 2010 USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., with his best clearance of the year of 5.70m/18-8.25. Mack’s performance was the third best by an American during the 2010 indoor season and gave him the second USA Indoor title of his career to go along with his triumph in 2002. Mack’s best performance in 2007 came from his win at Chula Vista June 14, when he cleared 5.86m/19-2.75, which was his best performance since his Olympic gold medal winning season of 2004. On October 13, 2006 Mack had successful arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. His shoulder had been bothering him as long ago as the Olympics in Athens…Mack in 2004 had an amazing summer season that most athletes can only dream about. He won the men’s pole vault at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento before winning the Olympic gold medal in Athens with his clearance of 5.95 meters/19-6.25, a new Olympic record. He capped off a marvelous 2004 season with his win at the World Athletics Final with his personal best clearance of 6.01m/19-8.25, the top mark in the world during the 2004 season. Mack’s win at the 2001 Goodwill Games surprised the world and himself, but he let his competitors know that the victory was not a fluke when he won the 2002 U.S. Indoor title and finished as runner-up at U.S. Outdoors…Mack graduated from UT with a bachelor’s in Education and continued his studies at UT, earning his masters in Human Performance and Sports Studies…began pole vaulting in 8th grade as an alternative to distance running…youngest of five children to Don and Arlene Mack…credits his parents with supporting him in the pole vault.
2010: USA Indoor champ (5.70m/18-8.25)… did not compete USA Outdoors...8th at Bydgoszcz(5.40m/17-8.5)...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 5.70m/18-8.25i.
2009: 10th at USA Outdoors (5.55m/18-2.5)... ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 5.70m/18-8.25.
2008: 6th at Olympic Trials (5.50m/18-00.50)...3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (5.70/18-8.25)
2007: 4th at USA Outdoor Championships (5.60m/18-4.5)..first at Chula Vista (5.86m/19-2.75)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 5.86m/19-2.75.
2006: 4th at USA Indoors (5.50m/18-0.5)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (5.40/17-8.5)...1st in Zaragoza, Spain (5.75m/18-10.25)...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 5.75m/18-10.25.
2005: 7th at USA Outdoor Championships (5.40m/17-8)...missed indoor season due to a left calf strain; 1st at Chula Vista (5.85m/19-2.25)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 5.85m/19-2.25.
2004: Olympic Games gold medalist (5.95m/19-6.25PR & Olympic record)...1st at Olympic Trials in the pole vault (5.90/19-4.25)...1st at World Athletics Final (6.01m/19-8.25PR)...6th at USA Indoors (5.60m/18-4.5)...2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (5.60m/18-4.5)...tied for 1st at Sea Ray Relays (5.48m/17-11.75)...ranked #1 in world by T&FN...best of 6.01m/19-8.25PR.
2003: Tied for 6th (5.70m/18-8.5) at the World Outdoor Champs...3rd at USA Outdoors (5.70m/18-8.5)...3rd at USA Indoors (5.75m/18-10.25)...2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (5.50m/18-0.5)...2nd at Oracle U.S. Open Outdoors (5.60m/18-4.5)...4th at Gaz de France (5.76m/18-10.75)...best of 5.76m/18-10.25...ranked #10 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: USA Indoor champ (5.72m/18-9.25)...2nd at USA Outdoors (5.74m/18-10)...1 at Prefontaine (5.84m/19-2)...1st at Knoxville (5.75m/18-10.25)...4th at Brussels (5.75m/18-10.25)...1st at Bislett (5.70m/18-8.5)...tied for 3rd at Zurich (5.70m/18-8.5)...5th at Rome (5.65m/18-6.5)...2nd at Donetsk (5.85m/19-2.5iPR)...5th at Verizon Millrose (5.60m/18-4.5)...ranked #5 in the world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 5.85m/19-2.25PR.
2001: 2nd at U.S. Outdoor Nationals (5.75m/18-10.5)...9th at World Outdoors (5.75m/18-10.25)...Goodwill Games champ (5.80m/19-0.25)...2nd at Mt. SAC relays (5.81/19-0.75 PR)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 5.81/19-0.75.
2000: 8th at Olympic Trials (5.81m/19-0.75)...cleared 5.55m/18-2.50 in winning Sprint Invitational...4th at USATF Indoor Championships (5.71m/18-8.75)...best of 5.81m/19-0.75.
1999: Best of 5.69m/18-8.25.
1998: Best of 5.69m/18-8.25.
1997: Did not compete due to groin injury.
1996: Best of 5.65m/18-6.5.
1995: Won NCAA Indoors (5.60m/18-4.75)...won SEC Indoors (5.50m/18-0.5)...best of 5.60m/18-4.75.
1994: 11th at NCAA Indoors...5th at NCAA Outdoors (5.50m/18-0.5)...2nd at NCAA, SEC Indoors...Best of 5.51m/18-1.25.
1993: Won National Christian College Athletic Association pole vault championship...best of 5.30m/17-5.