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Jax Thoirs
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
High School: Jordanhill Secondary
Experience: 1 Letter
Thoirs Features
New Home, New Records

A great freshman campaign was enhanced over the summer as he vaulted 18-feet for the first time, going 18-0 ½ in a meet in Finland to become the fifth Husky ever over the 18-foot barrier … qualified for the European U23 Championships competing for Great Britain, and he took eighth with a make of 17-4 ½ … set the Scottish National Record for the first time at the UW-WSU Dual which he won with a clearance of 17-7 ¼ … he would raise that record the next week, going 17-8 ½ to win the Ken Shannon Invite … had a slip on the runway and hurt his shoulder at the Pac-12 meet, contributing to an eventual no-height … advanced to the NCAA West Prelims but was only able to clear 16-6 ¾ on that day in Austin, finishing in a tie for 31st … won the Trojan Invitational vault in his outdoor opener, going 17-2 ¾ … indoors, cleared a best of 17-0 ¾ at the National Pole Vault Summit … also went 16-10 at the UW Final Qualifier.

High School and Personal: Born in Glasgow, Scotland ... parents are Alison and Brian Thoirs ... has one younger sister, Rosie ... his father played soccer and mother was on the track and ski team at St. Andrews University ... one of the top junior pole vaulters out of Scotland ... Scottish Under-20 indoor record holder at 16-9 ¼ ... competed at 2012 British Olympic Trials ... second at the 2012 British Junior Championships in the vault ... was seventh at the 2011 British World Championship Trials, clearing 16-7 ... the United Kingdom School Games Champion in 2009 ... represented Great Britain at the Youth Olympic Trials in Moscow in 2010 ... placed second at the British University Indoor Championships in 2012 ... the top-ranked junior in the UK indoors in 2012 and eighth among all vaulters with a PR of 16-9 ¼ ... was the top-ranked junior in the UK in 2011 at 16-6 ¾ ... Scottish Under-17 record holder outdoors with a vault of 15-1 ... trained with Glasgow City/Glasgow Uni/Team Glasgow in Scotland.

Major Meets
2013 MPSF - NH, Pole Vault
2013 Pac-12 - NH, Pole Vault
2013 NCAA Prelims - 31st (tie), Pole Vault

Outdoor Bests
Pole Vault.......18-0 1/2

Indoor Bests
Pole Vault.......18-0 1/2
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