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Garrett Starkey
Garrett Starkey
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Queen Creek, Ariz.
High School: Basha
Major: Human biology
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Career Best (thru 2015):
  • Pole Vault: 17-3 (5.26m)

Stanford Record Book:

Outdoors

  • Pole vault: 5th

Indoors

  • Pole vault: 5th

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Won the Big Meet with a personal best 17-3.
  • Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims, finishing 32nd at 16-0 3/4.
  • Eighth at Pac-12's at 16-2 3/4.

Indoors

  • Jumped a personal record of 17-2 3/4 in first meet in two years, placing third at the UW Indoor Preview.
  • Competed in three meets, reaching at least 17-0 each time.
  • Placed sixth at the MPSF Championships.

2014 Season:
Outdoors

  • Did not compete.

Indoors

  • Did not compete.

2013 Season:
Outdoors

  • Jumped season best 16-1 to place ninth at the Pac-12 Championships.
  • Placed second in the Big Meet at 15-8 1/4.
  • Vaulted in six meets.
  • Ran the 4x100 at the Big Meet (43.67).

Indoors

  • Placed seventh at the MPSF Championships at a season-best 16-4, placing at No. 5 on Stanford's all-time freshman list.
  • Made his collegiate debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, clearing 15-9.
  • Competed in five meets.

High School:

  • Two-time Arizona state champ.
  • Set personal record 17-0 while winning the Chandler City Meet.
  • Won Arizona state Division I titles in 2011 and 2012, the latter at 16-6.
  • Won the 2011 Arizona Meet of Champions and was second in 2012, at 16-5.
  • Placed seventh at 2012 U.S. junior championships.
  • Set a state junior-class record of 16-1 1/4.

Personal:

  • Majoring in human biology.
  • Son of Dean Starkey.
  • Father won the bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships in the pole vault, and had a best of 19-5.
  • He also coached pole vault at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
  • Stepmother is the former Jill Wittenwyler, who competed in the 2000 Olympic trials in the pole vault, and had a best of 14-1 1/4.
  • She coached multi-events at South Dakota State.
  • Parents run the Arizona Pole Vault Academy on their Queen Creek property.
  • Has two younger sisters, Taylor and Tyra.

Career Statistics:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2015 Outdoors (5) PV 17-3 (5.26) 8 (Pac-12) 32 --
  Indoors (3) PV 17-2 3/4 (5.25) 6 (MPSF) -- --
2014 Outdoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
2013 Outdoors (6) PV 16-1 1/4 (4.91) 9 (Pac-12) -- --
    4x100 43.67 -- -- --
  Indoors (5) PV 16-4 (4.97) 7 (MPSF) -- --

 

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