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    Jake Blankenship     
     
      Jake Blankenship
Hometown:
Blacklick, Ohio

High School:
Gahanna Lincoln

Event:
Pole Vault

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

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS
Pole Vault: 18-4.5/5.60m (2013)

OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 18-6/5.64m (2014)

BLANKENSHIP'S NCAA/SEC SCORING

NCAA SCORING

2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 4th, 18-4.5m

SEC SCORING

2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 18-2.5/5.5m

2013 Outdoor Pole Vault: 5th, 17-3/5.26m

2014 Outdoor Pole Vault: 2nd, 18-6/5.64m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Earned the honor of 2013 Indoor SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors
  • Named to the 2013 Indoor All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Earned SEC Co-Freshman of the Week Honors twice
  • Scored at the 2013 Indoor NCAA Championships
  • Scored at the 2013 Indoor SEC Championships
  • Holds the Vol freshman record for the pole vault at 18-4.50

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoor
  • Established new meet record in pole vault at Kentucky Invitational with mark of 5.52m
  • Won Virginia Tech Invite and placed second at Blazer Invitational
Outdoor
  • Tied for 3rd at NCAA East Regionals with 5.32m jump to advance to NCAA Championships
  • Surpassed facility record at SEC Championships clearing 5.64m for silver in the event
  • Season best mark of 5.55m at Tennessee Challenge 5/3/14
  • Successfully defended pole vault title at 2014 Penn Relays; winning mark of 5.30m
  • Returned to competition late in the 2014 season, scoring victories in first two meets

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • USTFCCCA First Team All-America
  • Indoor SEC Field Freshman of the Year, All-SEC Second Team, SEC All-Freshman Team
  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 5)
  • NCAA scorer (mPV, 4th, 18-4.5)
  • SEC scorer (mPV, 2nd, 18-2.5)
  • School Indoor Pole Vault freshman record holder (18-4.5)
Indoors
  • Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships, earning a new freshman and personal record of 18-4.50
  • Was the runner-up at the SEC Championship meet, earning a new freshman record (18-2.5), All-SEC Second Team honors, SEC All-Freshman Team honors, and the title SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year
  • Won the Samford Invitational and set a new freshman record with a height of 18-1
  • Matched the UT freshman record at the Armory Invitational, where he topped 18-0.5 to win the Championship division
  • Won the pole vault at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, earning a meet record with a height of 17-4.25
  • Placed second at the Virginia Tech Invitational, vaulting over the bar at a height of 17-1.50
  • Won his first meet as a Vol, placing first and earning a new pole vault personal record of 17-8.50 at the Kentucky Invitational
Outdoors
  • Tied with teammate Tyler Porter for first place at the NCAA East qualifiers, earning a trip to the NCAA Championships
  • Scored at the SEC meet, placing fifth with a height of 17-3
  • Won the Penn Relays Championship pole vault with a height of 18-0.50, leading a 1-2-3 finish for the Vols
  • Finished third at the Vanderbilt Invitational, crossing the bar at 16-7.25
  • Won the Sea Ray Relays invitational division of the pole vault with a height of 18-1.50
  • Finished second with a height of 17-8.50 at the Florida Relays
  • Earned a new outdoor personal best and came in fourth place at the Texas Relays with a height of 18-4.75...This mark currently ranks fourth in the country this season
  • Opened his first outdoor season as a Vol at the MSU Conference Challenge, finishing tied for seventh with a height of 15-5

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Indoor All-American 2012
  • Outdoor All-American 2011
  • 2011 USA TODAY All-USA Track and Field Team Member
  • Bronze Medal Winner at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Games (5.05m)
  • 2011 IAAF World Youth Team USA Qualifier Champion
  • 2011 New Balance Outdoor Champion (17-3/4)
  • 2012 New Balance Indoor Champion, (17-00)
  • All-State 2010, 2011, 2012
  • All-Conference 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • OHSAA State Meet Champion 2012 and State Meet Record Holder 17-2 (5.23m)
  • 2012 Indoor State Meet Champion and Meet Record Holder 17-6.5 (5.35)
  • OHSAA State Meet Champion 2011
  • Ohio Outdoor State Record Holder (17-2)
  • Ohio Indoor State Record Holder (17-6.5)
  • Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium All Time Record (17-2)

  • Recipient of the William H. Suddarth Athletic Scholarship
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