Matt Weirich Athlete Profile

Matt Weirich

Matt Weirich
Position: Pole Vault Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2002 | 2006-2008 Hometown: Fredericksburg



All-America

  • 2008 USTFCCCA Polevault (Indoor)

Personal

Born in Fredericksburg, Texas ... parents are Rick and Brenda Weirich ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sydney, Australia.

Personal


Born in Fredericksburg, Texas ... parents are Rick and Brenda Weirich ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sydney, Australia.


Before BYU


Earned three letters in both soccer and track at Fredericksburg HS ... named best vaulter in the west by the San Antonio Standard ... set school record in the pole vault as a senior with a height of 16-08.75 ... earned All-West Texas honors in track ... Texas 4A state champion in the pole vault ... earned High School All-American honors in the pole vault ... named Junior All-American in track ... Adidas National Outdoor champion in the pole vault ... named Academic All-District in high school.


Stats


BEST MARKS: PV - 17-05.75, LJ - 22-04, HJ - 6-05


2002 | Freshman Year

Placed sixth in the pole vault at the UTEP Invitational with a jump of 16-07 ... took third in the decathlon at the Robison Invitational with 6131 points ... jumped 16-02.75 in the pole vault at the Utah Collegiate Championships ... finished third in the decathlon with 6348 points at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... named junior All-American and a member of the Junior USA team ... took second in the Junior Nationals in the pole vault.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Finished fifth in the pole vault at the Cougar Indoor Meet clearing 16 feet 1 inch ... finished fourth in the pole vault (16 feet 6.75 inches) at the Lobo Indoor Invitational ... placed third in the pole vault at the Husky Indoor Classic clearing 16 feet 7.25 inches... finished sixth in the pole vault at the MWC Indoor Championships clearing 16 feet 7.75 inches ... Placed third in the pole vault (16-00.75) at the ASU Invitational ... took second in the pole vault (16-06.75) at the Cougar Invite ... won third place in the (sec b.) pole vault (16-05.75) at the Texas Relays ... placed third in the pole vault (16-05.75) at the BYU Invite ... came in fourth in the pole vault (16-06.75) at the Robison Invitational ... took fifth in the pole vault (16-06.75) at the Mountain West Conference meet ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.

2007 | Junior Year

Took second in the pole vault at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... won the pole vault at the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational ... cleared a season-best height of 17 feet 5.75 inches in the pole vault to place second at the MWC Indoor Championships ... named to the All-MWC Indoor Team ... competed in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor National Championships ... finished second in the pole vault and ran on the first place 4x100 relay team at the Cougar Invitational ... placed fourth in the pole vault at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... took fifth in the pole vault at the Robison Invitational ... came in fifth in the pole vault at the MWC Championship meet ... cleared a season-best 17 feet 5 inches to finish fourth in the pole vault at the West Region meet ... competed in the pole vault at the NCAA Championship meet.

2008 | Senior Year

Tied for fifth at the BYU Cougar Indoor meet, with a vault of 16 feet 6.75 inches; placed second clearing 17 feet 0.75 inches at the Lumberjack Invitational ... took first place with a vault of 17 feet 5.75 inches at the Big 12 vs MWC Challence Indoor meet ... with a height of 17 feet 4.50 inches, placed fourth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... placed third at the Boise State Team Invite ... at the MWC Indoor Championships placed second clearing 17 feet 10.25 inches ... placed seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a vault of 17 feet 4.5 inches ... in outdoor placed first at the 12th Annual Tom Botts Invitational with a vault of 17 feet 0.75 inches