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Sandi Morris (born July 8, 1992) is an American pole vault record holder.[2] She won the silver medal in the pole vault event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also won silver at the pole vault event at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. In 2018 she won gold at the World Indoor Championships. Morris has a personal best vault of 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in) indoor, set on March 12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. She matched this height at the 2018 World Indoor Champships when setting a new championship record.[3][4][5] July 23, 2016, Morris cleared 4.93 m (16 ft 2 in) at American Track League in Houston at Rice University breaking Jennifer Suhr's American outdoor record in the pole vault. Morris cleared 5.00 m (16 ft 5 in) at 2016 IAAF Diamond League Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on September 9, 2016 to set the U.S. women's outdoor pole vault record.[6][7][8]

Sandi Morris
Sandi Morris Portland 2016.jpg
Sandi Morris at the 2016 World Indoor Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 27)
Downers Grove, Illinois
ResidenceFayetteville, Arkansas
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight137 lb (62 kg)[1]
Websitehttps://www.athletebiz.us/sandi-morris
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
College teamUniversity of Arkansas Razorbacks
University of North Carolina Tar Heels
TeamNike
Turned pro2015
Coached byBryan Compton
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.00 m (16 ft 5 in)

ProfessionalEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   United States
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st Pole Vault 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in) CR
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd Pole Vault 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)
2015 World Championships Beijing National Stadium 4th Pole Vault 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
2014 NACAC U23 Kamloops Hillside Stadium 1st Pole Vault 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in)[9] CR
2011 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Miramar, Florida 2nd Pole Vault 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in)
Representing Nike, Inc.
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st Pole Vault 4.80 m (15 ft 9 in)[10]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 2nd Pole Vault 4.86 m (15 ft 11 in)[11]
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 1st Pole Vault 4.80 m (15 ft 9 in)[12]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st Pole Vault 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 1st Pole Vault 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)[13]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in)[14]
Representing the Arkansas Razorbacks
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Hornet Stadium (Sacramento) 2nd Pole Vault 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)[15]
2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque Convention Center 4th Pole Vault 4.51 m (14 ft 10 in)[16]
Representing the North Carolina Tar Heels
2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)[17]
Representing Greenville High School
2010 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Sacramento, California 1st Pole Vault 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in)[18]
2009 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Greensboro, North Carolina 5th Pole Vault 3.55 m (11 ft 8 in)[19]

Morris won 2017 Drake Relays Pole vault title in 4.72 m (15 ft 6 in).[20][21]

NCAAEdit

Year SEC indoor NCAA indoor SEC Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
Representing the Arkansas Razorbacks
2015 4.66 m (15 ft 3 in) 1st 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
1st NCAA Record
[22]
4.72 m (15 ft 6 in) 1st 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in) 2nd
2014 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 1st 4.35 m (14 ft 3 in) 4th
2013 4.18 m (13 ft 9 in) 2nd 4.35 m (14 ft 3 in) 4th
Representing the North Carolina Tar Heels
Year ACC indoor NCAA indoor ACC Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2012 4.01 m (13 ft 2 in) 4th 4.20 m (13 ft 9 in) 11th NH 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in) 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in) 11th
2011 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in) 4th 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in) 11th 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in) 3rd

[23][24][25]

High schoolEdit

Morris won 2009 and 2010 South Carolina High School League 3A state pole vault titles. Morris is a graduate of Greenville High School where she was a record-setting pole vaulter and all-state volleyball player.[26]

Year Region 2 State Outdoor
2010 1st 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in) 1st 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
2009 1st 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in) 1st 3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.teamusa.org/usa-track-and-field/athletes/Sandi-Morris
  2. ^ "Sandi Morris". IAAF. August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ 2016 Doha Diamond League video of world leading jump in pole vault
  4. ^ Sandi Morris set for tilt at Isinbayeva's world record. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sandi Morris". iaaf.org. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sandi Morris joins exclusive 5-meter club at Van Damme". myrtlebeachonline.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Smiling Thompson celebrates perfect dozen". sports.yahoo.com/. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "MORRIS JOINS FIVE-METRE CLUB IN BRUSSELS – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE". iaaf.org. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  9. ^ 2014 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics Results
  10. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field – 2018 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results – 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 Drake Stadium". USATF.org. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field – 2018 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Results – 2/16/2018 to 2/18/2018". USATF.org. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "2017 Outdoor USA Track & Field – Results". USATF.org. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "2016 Indoor USA Track & Field – Results". usatf.org. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "2015 USA Track & Field – Results – FULL". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "2014 USA Track & Field – Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "2014 Indoor USA Track & Field – Results". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  18. ^ "2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Young Women Division". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  19. ^ "2009 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Young Women Division". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  20. ^ "2017 Drake Relays (108th Drake Relays) Results at Drake University". Drake Bulldogs. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Video of Winning Pole Vault jump at Drake Relays from SANDI MORRIS". Instagram. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  22. ^ "Arkansas pole vaulter Sandi Morris sets NCAA record". Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  23. ^ "TFRRS – Sandi Morris". Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  24. ^ "TFRRS – Sandi Morris". Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  25. ^ "UNC Track & Field Bio SANDI MORRIS". UNC Tar Heel. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  26. ^ "Olympic medalist, Morris is Greenville Christmas Parade Grand Marshal". WSPA-TV. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.

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