April 18, 2011
SEATTLE – Senior Scott Roth (Granite Bay, Calif.) of the men’s track and field team was named the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 11-17. This is the second such honor of the year for Roth. After winning the NCAA Indoor Championship for the second-straight year last month, Roth proved he was the vaulter to beat outdoors as well, winning the pole vault at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays this past weekend.
Not only did he win the event in a field full of professionals, he also set the UW school record and posted the best mark by an American indoors or outdoors in 2011.
When Washington's school record is held by American record-holder Brad Walker, it's not such an easy mark to break. Walker cleared 18-6 1/2 in 2003, and until this weekend, Roth's outdoor best was 18-4 1/2, although both men had gone higher indoors.
Roth came out ready to roll. He took his first attempt at 17-9 1/2, a very big opening bar, and cleared it on one try. He then passed to 18-5 1/4, and cleared that on his first attempt for a new outdoor PR. The bar went up another four inches, well past Walker's school record up to 18-9 1/4, but once again Roth needed just one vault to clear it.
He was the only vaulter over at 18-9 1/4. He had the bar raised to 19-0 3/4, which would have been a new Pac-10 record, but was unable to make his three tries. Still, Roth's clearance ranks him second in the world so far this year outdoors. Roth cleared the same height during the 2010 indoor season on his way to his first NCAA Indoor title.
Other nominees include: Eric Peterson (baseball), Chris Williams (men’s golf), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (men’s tennis), Sadena Parks (women’s golf), Aliza Vaccher (gymnastics), Kimi Pohlman (softball) and Jordan Carlson (women’s track and field).
|2010-11 Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete's Of The Week|
|April 18||Scott Roth (Men's Track & Field)|
|April 11||Aaron West (Baseball)|
|April 4||Aliza Vaccher (Gymnastics)|
|March 28||Chris Williams (Men's Golf)|
|March 21||Samantha Walior (Gymnastics)|
|March 14||Scott Roth (Men's Track & Field)|
|March 7||James Cameron (Men's Track & Field)|
|Feb. 27||Kyle McMorrow (Men's Tennis)|
|Feb. 21||Chelsea Orr (Women's Track & Field)|
|Feb. 14||Niki Williams (Softball)|
|Feb. 7||Samantha Walior (Gymnastics)|
|Jan. 31||Denise Dy (Women's Tennis)|
|Jan. 24||Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Men's Basketball)|
|Jan. 17||Kale Schmidt (Men's Track & Field)|
|Jan. 10||Kristi Kingma (Women's Basketball)|
|Jan. 3||Mason Foster (Football)|
|Dec. 27||Isaiah Thomas (Men's Basketball)|
|Dec. 20||Scott Suggs (Men's Basketball)|
|Dec. 13||Kindra Carlson (Volleyball)|
|Dec. 6||Chris Polk (Football)|
|Nov. 29||Chris Polk (Football)|
|Nov. 22||Allie Beahan (Women's Soccer)|
|Nov. 15||Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (Women's Soccer)|
|Nov. 8||Kindra Carlson (Volleyball)|
|Oct. 25||Valaree Fowler (Men's Crew)|
|Oct. 18||Jermaine Kearse (Football)|
|Oct. 11||Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (Women's Soccer)|
|Oct. 4||Jake Locker (Football)|
|Sept. 27||Karinn Dickinson (Women's Golf)|
|Sept. 20||Stephen Fung (Men's Soccer)|
|Sept. 13||Jermaine Kearse (Football)|
|Sept. 6||Kate Deines (Women's Soccer)|
|Aug. 30||Kindra Carlson (Volleyball)|
|Aug. 23||Kellye Joswick (Women's Soccer)|