PAC 12 Preview: 3 Oregon Men over 16

Three Men:  Jordan Alviso, Matt Hidalgo and Austin Ouderkirk

 Jordan Alviso –

Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5’10″
Year: Senior
Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif.
High School: Granite Bay
Other College: Mt. San Antonio College
Experience: Transfer

Before Oregon: Was a two-time sectional pole vault champion for Mt. San Antonio College. Cleared 16-6 as a freshman and then improved that to 16-9 (5.10m) as a sophomore in 2011. Was also a USATF Junior Championships competitor in 2012. Mt. SAC Bests: Pole Vault – 16-9/5.10m, 2011.

Prep: Had best pole vault clearance at 15-9 as a senior in 2009 for Granite Bay High School. Was a state qualifier.High School Bests: Pole Vault – 15-9, 2009.

Personal: Major is psychology.

Personal Bests Pole Vault – 16-9/5.10m, American River Invitational, Sacramento, Calif., 4/2/11

 Matt Hidalgo–

Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5’10″
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Banks, Ore.
High School: Banks
Experience: High School

Prep: A state champion pole vaulter and USATF Junior Olympic competitor for Banks High School. Won the 2011 Oregon state 4A title as a senior (15-6). Set personal best height at 16-0 in winning the 2011 Cowapa League title, where also claimed the long jump crown (20-9.75). Also took ninth in the vault at the 2011 Indoor Nationals. Placed third in the pole vault at the 2010 state meet. Leapt to fifth in the pole vault at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympics. High School Bests: Pole Vault – 16-0, 2011.

Personal: Major is undeclared. Father Joaquin Hidalgo played soccer collegiately for the University of Dayton.

 Austin Ouderkirk–

Position: Pole Vault
Height: 6’2″
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Newport, Ore.
High School: Newport
Other College: Washington
Experience: 3 Years

Pac-10 runner-up performance in the pole vault was a crucial moment in Oregon’s fifth straight league title in 2011. Another of the Ducks’ many former state champions (pole vault) on the roster.

2010-11: Outdoors – NCAA West Preliminary meet qualifier in the pole vault. Biggest surprise of the Pac-10 Championships with a runner-up finish in the pole vault. Cleared a personal-best 16-9.5/5.12m to help Oregon win its fifth straight Pac-10 title. Matched then-outdoor best of 16-6.75 at the Oregon Relays. Won the pole vault at the season-opening Oregon Preview (16-0.75/4.90m. Improved that to a then-outdoor personal best 16-6.75/5.05m in a runner-up finish at the Stanford Invitational. Tied for third at UCLA (16-1.25/4.91m) to help Oregon tie the Bruins. Indoors – Established an indoor PR by clearing 16-7.25/5.06m at the UW Invitational. Followed that by clearing 16-5.25/5.01m at the Husky Classic. Also vaulted at the MPSF Championships. Season Bests: Outdoors – Pole Vault – 16-9.5/5.12m (PR), Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz. (5/14/11). Indoors – Pole Vault – 16-7.25/5.06m (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/29/11).

2009-10: Outdoors – Cleared 16-2/4.93m twice, including a runner-up finish at the Oregon Twilight. Indoors – Set a seasonal-best height of 16-3.25/4.96m at the MPSF Championships. Season Bests: Outdoors – Pole Vault – 16-2/4.93m, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (5/1/10); Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/8/10). Indoors – Pole Vault – 16-3.25/4.96m (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/10).

2008-09: Redshirt season at the University of Washington. Competing unattached, best clearance was 15-6.25 indoors at the UW Last Chance Qualifier.

Prep: Was the 2007 state pole vault champion as a junior for Newport High School High School. Winning height was 14-6. Was the state runner-up as a senior in 2008 (15-6). Also had best prep clearance as a senior, 16-1/4.90m at the Centennial Invitational. Also a state qualifier in the 110 meter hurdles as a senior. In addition to track, lettered in soccer and swimming. High School Bests: Pole Vault – 16-1/4.90m, 2008.

Personal: Economics major.

Personal Bests Pole Vault – 16-9.5/5.12m, Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz., 5/14/11

Pac-12 Track Championships 2011 – Pole Vault, 2nd, 16-9.5/5.12m (Pac-10)


Pole vaulting
Pole vaulting

*** The articles that we post on this website are searched from the Internet and don’t reflect our views.  VAULTER Magazine LLC. is bringing the pole vault news to the reader in one central location. ***

Leave A Comment