FAYETTEVILLE — After recently designing rings for others, Andrew Irwin brought home a precious medal all his own.
It was authentic USA silver achieved last month in Sacramento, Calif. Placing second at the USA National meet certified the former Arkansas Razorback from Mount Ida as one of three pole vaulters representing the U.S. at next month’s World Championships in London.
The greatest men’s vaulter in University of Arkansas history, Irwin’s 2011-15 tenure was marked with six All-American NCAA Championship finishes, two outdoors and four indoors. He won two NCAA Indoor championships and five SEC titles, and set existing UA vault records indoors, 18-10 1-4, and outdoors, 18-9 1-4.