Jake  Blankenship

Jake Blankenship

Hometown:
Blacklick, Ohio

High School:
Gahanna Lincoln

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (XC/In./Out.):
--/Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS

INDOORS
Pole Vault 5.80m (2015)

OUTDOORS
Pole Vault 5.61m (2013)

BLANKENSHIP'S NCAA/SEC SCORING

NCAA SCORING
2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 4th, 5.60m
2013 Outdoor Pole Vault: t15th, 5.25m
2014 Outdoor Pole Vault: t4th, 5.40m
2015 Indoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 5.80m
2015 Outdoor Pole Vault: 6th, 5.40m
2016 Outdoor Pole Vault: 1st, 5.60m

SEC SCORING
2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 5.55m
2013 Outdoor Pole Vault: 5th, 5.26m
2014 Outdoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 5.64m
2015 Indoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 5.58m
2015 Outdoor Pole Vault: 1st, 5.56m
2016 Indoor Pole Vault: 3rd, 5.30m
2016 Outdoor Pole Vault: 1st, 5.65m

HONORS

  • 2016 Men's First Team All-American for pole vault
  • 2016 Men's First Team All-SEC for pole vault
  • 2016 USTFCCCA Men's Honorable Mention All-American for pole vault
  • 2016 Bowerman Men's Watch List (March 3)
  • SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 9)
  • 2016 Bowerman Men's Watch List (Feb. 4)
  • 2016 Bowerman Men's Watch List (Jan. 7)

INTERNATIONAL
  • Vaulted 5.55m (18-2.50) in 2016 U.S. Trials Qualifying Round and 5.60m (18-4.50) in Finals

2016 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Came in third at the SEC Indoor Championships on Feb. 26 with a 5.30 meter vault
  • Captured his second win of the season at the VT "Doc Hale" Elite Meet on Feb. 6, vaulting 5.72 meters
  • Won his season opening competition, vaulting 5.45 meters at the Indiana-Tennessee Dual on Jan. 9
Outdoor
  • Captured the pole vault NCAA Outdoor Championship on June 8 in Eugene with a 5.60 meter vault
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships by winning the NCAA East Prelim with a 5.30 meter vault
  • Claimed the SEC outdoor pole vaulting championship on May 14, vaulting 5.65 meters
  • In his only non-championship appearance of the 2016 outdoor season, vaulted 5.10 meters on May 7 at the Kentucky Relays

2015 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Cleared an indoor personal best of 5.80 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing second
  • Finished runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships, clearing 5.58 meters
  • Won his first three meets of the season, clearing 5.55 meters at the Auburn Invitational, 5.70 meters at the Hokie Invitational, and 5.56 at the VT Elite Meet
Outdoor
  • Came in sixth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a 5.40 meter vault
  • Finished first at the NCAA East Prelims (5.25m) on his way to the NCAA Championships
  • Captured the SEC Outdoor Championship with a 5.56 meter vault
  • Tallied four straight wins before heading into the SEC and NCAA Championships, winning at the Tennessee Relays (5.51m), the War Eagle Invitational (5.72m), the Penn Relays (5.50m), and the Tennessee Challenge (5.61m)
  • Set an outdoor personal best in the pole vault at the Texas Relays, clearing 5.80 meters and placing third

2014 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Won two meets to close the indoor season, vaulting 5.52 meters at the Virginia Tech Invite, and setting a meet record with a 5.52 meter vault at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Opened the season with a second place finish at the Blazer Invitational (5.40m)
Outdoor
  • Tied for fourth at the NCAA Championships, vaulting 5.40 meters
  • Tied for third in the pole vault at the NCAA East Regional with a vault of 5.32 meters
  • Finished runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships, vaulting a season high 5.64 meters
  • Opened the season with back-to-back wins at the Penn Relays (5.30m) and Tennessee Challenge (5.55m)

2013 TRACK AND FIELD
Indoor
  • Placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a 5.60 meter vault
  • Finished runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 5.55 meter vault
  • Won at the Armory Invitational (5.50) and the Samford Invitational (5.51m) to close the regular season
  • Set a meet record and won at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge (5.29m)
  • Won in his first collegiate meet, vaulting 5.40 meters at the Kentucky Invitational
Outdoor
  • Tied for fifteenth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, vaulting 5.25 meters
  • Tied for first at the NCAA East Qualifying, vaulting 5.25 meters
  • Finished fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a 5.26 meter vault
  • Won his final regular season meet, vaulting 5.50 meters at the Penn Relays
  • Won the Sea Ray Relays with a 5.50 meter vault
  • Posted a season best pole vault mark at the Texas Relays (5.61m)

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Set a personal best at the Oberlin High School Invitational, vaulting 17-6.5 (indoor)
  • Vaulted 17-4.5 at the Reno Pole Vault Summit
  • Won bronze in men's pole vault at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in France

PERSONAL
  • Majoring in electrical engineering
  • Born March 15, 1994 in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Parents are Rebecca Lottridge and Kevin Blankenship

 

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