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Scott Roth
Scott Roth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granite Bay, Calif.

High School:
Granite Bay

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
4V

Graduated:
2011

Scott Roth Photo Gallery 2011: Concluded his historic career by sweeping the NCAA pole vault titles indoors and outdoors, giving him three national titles for his career, second-most ever by a Husky trailing only seven-time NCAA Champion thrower Scott Neilson ... added two more All-America First Team honors to finish as a seven-time All-American, tied for fourth-most in school history and most for a vaulter ... won the Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, along with women's tennis player Venise Chan, awarded annually to the outstanding senior male and female student-athletes at each Pac-10 school ... was one of ten semifinalists for the Bowerman Award, honoring the athlete of the year in track and field ... named the USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, the first such Husky to earn the honor ... also named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team, the first Husky thus honored since 2007, and was named to the District VIII All-Academic First Team ... became Washington's first outdoor NCAA Champion since 2006, when he claimed his first outdoor title in Des Moines, clearing 17-8 ½ on his first attempt for the win ... broke the Washington outdoor school record with a victory at the Mt. SAC Relays, when he cleared 18-9 ¼, the best mark all year by a collegian and one of the top marks in the world ... named Pac-10 Field Athlete of the Week on April 18 after his school record clearance ... earned a thrilling NCAA Indoor victory, where he defended his 2010 title with a clearance of 18-0 ½, his fifth clearance of the day ... prior to NCAA Indoors, Roth had not competed in a month due to a hamstring injury, and he needed a third-attempt clearance at 17-6 ½ before getting first attempt makes at 17-10 ½ and 18-0 ½ ... got the NCAA Auto mark indoors with a clearance of 18-1 in a victory at the UW Invitational ... cleared 18-feet twice more outdoors, going 18-0 ½ to win the Pepsi Team Invitational and tie the meet record, and matching that same height in a win at the Oregon Relays ... advanced through NCAA West Prelims with a second attempt clearance of 17-0 ¾ in Eugene ... made the NCAA final site in all eight of his seasons combining indoors and outdoors ... finished seventh at the 2011 USA Championships, clearing 17-6 ½ ... a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. 2010: Won the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championship in the pole vault at Fayetteville, Arkansas, becoming Washington's first individual track and field champion since 2007 ... cleared 18-4 ¼ on his third attempt to defeat defending champion Jason Colwick of Rice for the national title ... went undefeated during the indoor season, winning all six of his competitions ... cleared the second-highest bar in school history indoors or out when he cleared 18-9 ¼ to win the MPSF Championships, setting an MPSF meet record in the process ... his 18-9 ¼ clearance was the top indoor vault by an American in 2010 ... claimed the National Pole Vault Summit Elite Division with a jump of 18-0 ¼ ... went up and over 18-6 ¾ at the UW Indoor Open, setting the stage for things to come ... won three more times outdoors, and never finished worse than third ... tied for third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, when rain and wind played havoc with the field ... still managed to clear 17-4 ½ at nationals to earn his fifth career All-America honor adding to the one from the indoor season ... took third at the Pac-10 Championships, going 17-3 ¾ ... tied for first at the NCAA Championship West Prelims, clearing 17-4 ½ without a miss, and was unable to continue to higher bars due to the qualifying procedure ... also won the Pepsi Team Invite, going over 18-0 ½ ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Second Team, as well as the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. 2009: Returned to the upper echelon of collegiate and American pole vaulters after a year-long rehab ... placed second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 18-2 ½, earning his third career All-America honor and best NCAA finish ... cleared the same height at the USA Track & Field Championships, finishing eighth overall ... won first career Pac-10 Championship with a lifetime-best clearance of 18-4 ½ ... took an attempt at 18-9 ½ at Pac-10's, but the bar blew off as he was going up and Roth checked his vault and landed awkwardly, passing his remaining attempts afterwards ... moved up to second all-time at UW with 18-4 ½ clearance ... Pac-10 title was the first for UW since Brad Walker in 2003 ... followed Pac-10 win with a victory at the West Regional meet, going over the bar at 17-11 ... opened the outdoor season with consecutive victories at the Stanford Invitational (17-8 ½) and the Jim Click Shootout (18-1) ... won the UW-WSU dual meet pole vault, clearing 17-6 ½ ... competed four times indoors while redshirting to even his indoor and outdoor eligibility ... won the vault indoors at the UW Indoor Preview, Husky Classic, and UW Last Chance Qualifier ... at the Last Chance meet, he cleared an indoor PR of 18-2 ½ ... garnered Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team status. 2008: Competed at third-consecutive NCAA Championships meet at the 2008 NCAA Indoors where he placed 10th, barely missing a third career All-America honor ... the runner-up in the pole vault at the MPSF Championships, clearing a season-best 17-8 ¼, the best mark by any Husky in 2008 ... won the Husky Classic pole vault with a mark of 17-1 ... limited to just four meets due to injury and redshirted the outdoor season. 2007: Record-breaking freshman season resulted in two All-American honors and a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships ... was the nation's top-ranked freshman vaulter, setting a school freshman record with a clearance of 18-1 ¾ at the Last Chance Qualifier, surpassing the NCAA auto mark ... finished 11th at NCAA Indoors, earning first All-American award ... followed that with second All-American honor at NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing eighth ... placed second at the Pac-10 Championships with outdoor best of 17-10 ½ ... broke Jeff Taylor's freshman pole vault record of 17-0 that had stood since 1972 ... also broke the 18-foot mark at the UW Indoor Invitational, winning the event with and 18-1 vault ... also won the pole vault at the ASU Clif Bar Invitational, the Pepsi Invitational, UW-WSU dual, and Ken Shannon Invite ... placed second at Regionals with a vault of 17-5 ... ranks second on UW's indoor Top-10 behind only two-time World Champion Brad Walker ... took second at U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in June, qualifying for the junior Pan-Am games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he captured gold with a top clearance of 17-4 ½. High School and Personal: Parents are Laurie and Curt ... has a brother, Derek ... father, Curt, was a pole vaulter at Sacramento State ... won the vault at the 2006 USATF Jr. National Championships, clearing 17-0 3/4 ... also won national crowns at the 2005 Nike Outdoor Nationals, the 2005 USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals ... competed for Team USA at the 2006 Junior World Championships in China ... finished the 2006 season ranked ninth in the world by the IAAF among junior-age vaulters with a best of 17-5 ... took the silver medal at the 2005 IAAF World Junior Championships in Morocco, tying the meet record with a clearance at 17-2 3/4 ... mark ranked 13th in the world among junior-age vaulters in 2005 ... cleared 16-4 as a sophomore in 2004, nearly 10 inches beyond any other U.S. sophomore ... is interested in a career as a dentist ... earned a 4.18 prep GPA

Major Meets
2006 USA Jr. Champs - 1st, PV
2006 Jr. Worlds - 2nd, PV
2007 MPSF - NH, PV
2007 NCAA Indoors - 11th (tie), PV (All-America)
2007 Pac-10 - 2nd, PV
2007 Regional - 2nd, PV
2007 NCAA Outdoors - 8th, PV (All-America)
2008 MPSF - 2nd, PV
2008 NCAA Indoors - 10th (tie), PV
2009 Pac-10 - 1st, PV (Pac-10 Champion)
2009 Regional - 1st, PV
2009 NCAA Outdoors - 2nd, PV (All-America)
2009 USA Champs - 8th, PV
2010 MPSF - 1st, PV
2010 NCAA Indoors - 1st, PV(All-America) (NCAA Indoor Champion)
2010 Pac-10 - 3rd, PV
2010 NCAA Prelims - 1st (tie), PV
2010 NCAA Outdoors - 3rd (tie), PV (All-America)
2011 NCAA Indoors - 1st, PV (All-America First Team) (NCAA Indoor Champion)
2011 Pac-10 - 4th, PV
2011 NCAA Prelims - 7th (tie), PV
2011 NCAA Outdoors - 1st, PV (All-America First Team) (NCAA Outdoor Champion)
2011 USA Champs - 7th, PV

Collegiate Best Marks
Pole Vault.......18-9 1/4i / 18-9 1/4$ $ - School Record

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