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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 indoors):

• Pole Vault: 17-2 3/4 (5.25m)

Stanford Record Book:

Pole vault: 5th

2015 Season:

• 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:

Did not compete.


Did not compete.

2013 Season:

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).


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.


• 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.