EUGENE, Ore. — Senior Mike Arnold finished his Idaho State career as an All-American today with his seventh-place finish in the men’s pole vault at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Arnold cleared a height of 17-8 feet and 1/5 inch in one attempt.

 “I’m happy about achieving All-American status, it’s been a long time coming,” Arnold said. “I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out for my last Bengal outing.”

Arnold won six Big Sky Championships for the men’s pole vault over the course of his career. At the 2013 outdoor championships, Arnold won with a career best 5.41 meters, a stadium record and second all time for Idaho State.

While competing unattached last summer, Arnold cleared a height of 18-1 3/4 at the Idaho State Summer Pole Vault Series. His height qualified Arnold for the 2012 United States Olympic Track and Field Qualifiers.

“As for my performance, I wish I could have performed to the best of my ability and left it all on the track, seeing as it was far shy of my ability,” said Arnold. “Now I’m off to graduate school and post-collegiate vaulting. I’m proud to be a Bengal.”

Arnold graduated in May with a degree in exercise science and is pursuing a masters degree at Idaho State in the fall.


Arnold Vaulter Magazine
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