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    Erin Champion     
     
      Erin Champion
Hometown:
Clinton, Tenn.

High School:
Clinton

Height:
5-3

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (XC/In/Out):
--/Jr./R-So.

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS
Pole Vault: 13-1.5/4.00m (2013)

OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 12-3.50/3.75m (2012)
*Through March 11, 2013

CHAMPION'S SEC SCORING

2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 6th, 13-1.50/4.00m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Scored at the 2013 Indoor SEC Championships, placing sixth in the pole vault

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • SEC scorer (wPV, 6th, 13-1.5)
Indoors
  • Scored at the SEC Championships, finishing sixth with a personal best height of 13-1.5
  • Tied for fourth at the Samford Invitational after successfully clearing 12-5.5
  • Vaulted 12-5.5 to place fifth in the College division of the Armory Invitational
  • Competed at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, placing 3rd in the pole vault with a height of 12-4.75
  • Earned a new personal best at the Virginia Tech Invitational, vaulting 12-11.75 to place 3rd
  • Started the season with a then-career best height of 12-3.50 in the pole vault at the Kentucky Invitational, placing 4th
Outdoors
  • Finish first overall at the MSU Conference Challenge with a mark of 3.79
  • Set a new personal best of 4.00 at the 2013 Sea Ray Relays
  • Earned seventh place with a 3.95 at the SEC Championships

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors -
  • Finished eighth in the pole vault with a career-best clearance of 12-2.50 at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Seventh at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge at 11-2 1/2
  • Cleared 11-9 3/4 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
Outdoors -
  • Carded a lifetime-best clearance of 12-3 1/2 to place fourth at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge

HIGH SCHOOL
  • 2011 AAA state pole vault champion with a clearance of 11 feet, six inches
  • Set the Tennessee high school record at 12-1 ½ as a senior at the Metro 8 meet
  • Won the vault with 11-6 marks at the Volunteer Track Classic and the AAU Area 5 meet in 2011
  • That height earned her seventh place at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic Games
  • Finished sixth at 2010 AAA state meet
  • Indoor PR came at the 2011 UK High School Invitational, where she was fourth
  • Also competed on her high school's soccer team four seasons and was captain for two years
  • Named Most Athletic in the CHS Class of 2011

PERSONAL
  • Born Sept. 25, 1992, in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Is interested in kinesiology
  • Parents are Jackie and Monnie Champion
  • Has two siblings: Elyssa and Eric
  • Lists endurance horse racing as a hobby
  • Was coached by former UT standout and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Tim Mack
  • Recipient of the Former Players Scholarship Endowment Fund
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