Event: Poel Vault
PR: Pole Vault – 5.72m/18-9.25 (2012)
Current Residence: Tulsa, Okla.
Hometown: Norman, Okla.
High School: Norman (Okla.) North H.S.
College: Oral Roberts '13
Coach: Joe Dial
Third at 2013 USA Outdoors (5.60m/18-4.5)
2012 NCAA Outdoor champion (5.65m/18-6.5)
2012 Indoor runner-up (5.60m/18-4.5)
2011 NCAA Outdoor runner-up (5.35m/17-6.5)
Awards and Honors
Oral Roberts school indoor and outdoor school record holder
A young and up and coming name in the men’s pole vault, Jack Whitt grabbed a spot on Team USA for the 2013 World Outdoor Championships at age 23. Whitt picked up a third place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships on the heels of a standout career at Oral Roberts where he dominated both the Summit League and Southland Conference where he won conference indoor and outdoor titles each time he competed. He also holds the Oral Roberts indoor and outdoor school records along with the Summit League Championships record and Southland Conference indoor and outdoor records.
2013: 1st at Kansas Relays (5.32m/17-5.5); NCAA West Region champion (5.40m/17-8.5); NCAA Outdoor runner-up (5.65m/18-6.5); Third at USA Outdoors (5.60m/18-4.5); Southland Conference Indoor champion (5.61m/18-4.75); NCAA Indoor runner-up (5.60m/18-4.5)
2012: Summit League Outdoor champion (5.35m/17-6.5); NCAA Outdoor champion (5.65m/18-6.5); 8th at USA Outdoors (5.40m/17-8.5); Summit League Indoor champion (5.38m/17-7.75); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (5.50m/18-0.5)
2011: Summit League Outdoor champion (5.50m/18-0.5); 7th at NCAA West Region (5.20m/17-0.75); NCAA Outdoor runner-up (5.35m/17-6.5); 6th at USA Outdoors (5.45m/17-10.5); Summit League Indoor champion (5.23m/17-1.75); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (5.45m/17-10.5)
2010: Summit League Outdoor champion (5.20m/17-0.75); 18th at NCAA West Region (5.20m/17-0.75); 5th at USA Outdoors (5.35m/17-6.5); 6th at NCAA Indoors (5.35m/17-6.5)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Indoor bests - 5.61/18-4¾ (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 5.70/18-8¼ (No. 5 in the USA, No. 31 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests – 5.72m/17-5.5; Outdoor bests – 5.65m/18-6.5
2011: Indoor bests – 5.50m/18-0.5; Outdoor bests – 5.65m/18-6.5
2010: Indoor bests – 5.50m/18-0.5; Outdoor bests – 5.41m/17-9