Sandi Morris
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Sandi Morris at the 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 30)
Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Weight137 lb (62 kg)[1]
WebsiteSandi Morris at AthleteBiz
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
College teamUniversity of Arkansas Razorbacks
University of North Carolina Tar Heels
TeamNike
Turned pro2015
Coached byBrad Walker
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.00 m (16 ft 5 in)

Sandi Morris (born July 8, 1992) is an American pole vault record holder.[2] She won the silver medal in the pole vault event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also won silver at the pole vault event at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics and another silver at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics. In 2018 she won gold at the World Indoor Championships. Morris has a personal best vault of 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in) indoor, set on March 12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. She matched this height at the 2018 World Indoor Champships when setting a new championship record.[3][4][5] July 23, 2016, Morris cleared 4.93 m (16 ft 2 in) at American Track League in Houston at Rice University breaking Jennifer Suhr's American outdoor record in the pole vault. Morris cleared 5.00 m (16 ft 5 in) at 2016 IAAF Diamond League Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on September 9, 2016 to set the U.S. women's outdoor pole vault record.[6][7][8]

Professional

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2022 2022 World Athletics Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in) WL
World Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st Pole Vault 4.80 m (15 ft 9 in)
2021 Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan T-16th Pole Vault 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in)
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd Pole Vault 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st Pole Vault 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in) CR
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd Pole Vault 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)
World Indoor Championships Portland, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)
2015 World Championships Beijing National Stadium 4th Pole Vault 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
2014 NACAC U23 Kamloops Hillside Stadium 1st Pole Vault 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in)[9] CR
2011 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Miramar, Florida 2nd Pole Vault 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in)
Representing Nike, Inc.
2021 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 3rd Pole Vault 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
2020 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st Pole Vault 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)[10]
2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st Pole Vault 4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)[11]
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st Pole Vault 4.80 m (15 ft 9 in)[12]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 2nd Pole Vault 4.86 m (15 ft 11 in)[13]
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 1st Pole Vault 4.80 m (15 ft 9 in)[14]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st Pole Vault 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 1st Pole Vault 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)[15]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in)[16]
Representing the Arkansas Razorbacks
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Hornet Stadium (Sacramento) 2nd Pole Vault 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)[17]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque Convention Center 4th Pole Vault 4.51 m (14 ft 10 in)[18]
Representing the North Carolina Tar Heels
2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Pole Vault 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)[19]
Representing Greenville High School
2010 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Sacramento, California 1st Pole Vault 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in)[20]
2009 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Greensboro, North Carolina 5th Pole Vault 3.55 m (11 ft 8 in)[21]

Morris won 2017 Drake Relays Pole vault title in 4.72 m (15 ft 6 in).[22][23]

NCAA

Year SEC indoor
Track and Field
Championships
NCAA indoor
Track and Field
Championships
SEC Outdoor
Track and Field
Championships
NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field
Championships
Representing the Arkansas Razorbacks
2015 4.66 m (15 ft 3 in) 1st 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
1st NCAA Record
[24]
4.72 m (15 ft 6 in) 1st 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in) 2nd
2014 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in) 1st 4.35 m (14 ft 3 in) 4th
2013 4.18 m (13 ft 9 in) 2nd 4.35 m (14 ft 3 in) 4th
Representing the North Carolina Tar Heels
Year ACC indoor NCAA indoor ACC Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2012 4.01 m (13 ft 2 in) 4th 4.20 m (13 ft 9 in) 11th NH 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in) 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in) 11th
2011 4.05 m (13 ft 3 in) 4th 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in) 11th 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in) 3rd

[25][26][27]

High school

Morris won 2009 and 2010 South Carolina High School League 3A state pole vault titles. Morris is a graduate of Greenville High School where she was a record-setting pole vaulter and all-state volleyball player.[28] Morris was inducted into the Greenville County, SC Schools Hall of Fame in 2021.[29]

Year Region 2 State Outdoor
2010 1st 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in) 1st 3.83 m (12 ft 7 in)
2009 1st 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in) 1st 3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)

References

  1. ^ a b "Sandi Morris". teamusa.org. USOC. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Sandi Morris". IAAF. August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ 2016 Doha Diamond League video of world leading jump in pole vault
  4. ^ Sandi Morris set for tilt at Isinbayeva's world record. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sandi Morris". iaaf.org. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sandi Morris joins exclusive 5-meter club at Van Damme". myrtlebeachonline.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Smiling Thompson celebrates perfect dozen". sports.yahoo.com/. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "MORRIS JOINS FIVE-METRE CLUB IN BRUSSELS – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE". iaaf.org. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  9. ^ 2014 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics Results
  10. ^ "2020 USA Track & Field – 2020 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Results – Friday, February 14, 2020 - Saturday, February 15, 2020". Athletic.net. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "2019 USA Track & Field – 2019 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results – Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Sunday, July 28, 2019 Drake Stadium". Athletic.net. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  12. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field – 2018 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results – 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 Drake Stadium". USATF.org. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field – 2018 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Results – 2/16/2018 to 2/18/2018". USATF.org. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "2017 Outdoor USA Track & Field – Results". USATF.org. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "2016 Indoor USA Track & Field – Results". usatf.org. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "2015 USA Track & Field – Results – FULL". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "2014 USA Track & Field – Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "2014 Indoor USA Track & Field – Results". usatf.org. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  19. ^ "2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  20. ^ "2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Young Women Division". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  21. ^ "2009 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Young Women Division". USATF.org. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  22. ^ "2017 Drake Relays (108th Drake Relays) Results at Drake University". Drake Bulldogs. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  23. ^ "Video of Winning Pole Vault jump at Drake Relays from SANDI MORRIS". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  24. ^ "Arkansas pole vaulter Sandi Morris sets NCAA record". Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  25. ^ "Sandi Morris at Arkansas". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  26. ^ "Sandi Morris at North Carolina". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  27. ^ "UNC Track & Field Bio SANDI MORRIS". UNC Tar Heel. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  28. ^ "Olympic medalist, Morris is Greenville Christmas Parade Grand Marshal". WSPA-TV. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  29. ^ Greenville County, South Carolina Hall of Fame Class of 2021 (including Morris) - accessed 6 February 2022.