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Lockington Named Pole Vault Coach for Track and Field

Pat Lockington, a former multi-event athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been named an assistant coach for the Warhawks’ track and field programs beginning this fall.

Lockington, who will work primarily in the pole vault at UW-Whitewater, served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Dubuque for two seasons. He coached pole vault and high jump for the Spartans, mentoring four individual national qualifiers, including two in the pole vault. Lockington coached the 2014 men’s pole vault NCAA Division III national champion.

Lockington joins fellow UW-Whitewater alumni in head coach Mike Johnson and assistant coaches Eric Schueffner, Josh Ireland, RJ Soderman and Jeff Miller (master’s) on the Warhawks’ staff.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Pat join our staff,” Johnson said. “Pat has done tremendous things coaching the pole vault at the collegiate level and brings a tremendous energy. It’s also personally exciting to bring an alumnus of our university back to our program in a coaching role.”

A Two Rivers, Wis., native, Lockington was a member of the Warhawks’ track and field program from 2009-13. He was a two-time national qualifier, including once in the pentathlon and once in the decathlon. Lockington won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the decathlon during the 2010 outdoor season, and was selected as a team captain for the 2011 campaign. He is the school record holder in the pentathlon.

Lockington also served as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a volunteer assistant track and field coach at Manitowoc Roncalli High School during his tenure at UW-Whitewater.

Lockington graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor of business administration in finance in 2013. He earned his master’s in business administration from Dubuque in 2015.

FROM:  http://www.uwwsports.com/news/2015/8/6/MTRACK_0806150228.aspx

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