Former Husky Brad Walker wins fourth pole vault title | Olympic Trials
EUGENE, Ore. — Former University of Washington athlete Brad Walker won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 ¼ inches at the Olympic track trials Thursday night for a spot on the U.S. team for the London Games.
He’ll try to break through for a medal at the Olympics this time. Walker, who lives in Mountlake Terrace, set the American record of 19-9 ¾ at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in 2008 but finished third in the Olympic Trials that year before no-heighting in Beijing.
Originally published Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Thanks to Jake Hanover ’00 for the heads up on Brad’s success.
Jake Hanover ’00
Director of Made to Measure