Har-Ber High School
- Parents are Rick McWhorter and Kimberlee Guin
- Father, Rick pole vaulted at BYU and holds the 10th-best all-time mark for the Cougars
- Siblings are Jayk, Madeleine and Charlotte
- Major: Entrepreneurial Management
- Mission: Jakarta, Indonesia (2017-19)
- Also recruited by Air Force, Baylor, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Stanford, Texas Tech and Washington
- Fun Fact: McWhorter is actually right-handed, while he pole vaults left-handed
- Enjoys reading Russian literature and challenging his own ideas as well as those of others
- Donald C. Sloan Speech Showcase Finalist (2020)
- Twitter: @McWhorterZach | Instagram: zacmcwhorter | LinkedIn: Zach McWhorter
- 2016 17-18-year-old USATF National Champion
- Four-time Arkansas state champion in the pole vault
- Arkansas 7A state record holder
- 2017 Democrat Gazette Arkansas Track & Field Athlete of the Year
- Second-place at the 2016 New Balance Indoor National Championship
Indoor Personal Bests
5.85m/19-2.25 (No. 1 all-time at BYU)
2022 Columbia Challenge
Outdoor Personal Bests
5.76m/18-10.75 (No. 1 all-time at BYU)
2022 BYU Cougar Invitational
BYU Hall of Fame
Freshman Year 2020
- Named a USTFCCCA All-American in the pole vault
- Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
- Landed the No. 2 all-time pole vault mark at BYU in his first season with a mark of 5.61m/18' 4.75" at the 2020 Dr. Sander Invite
- Finished the season with the seventh-best pole vault mark in the nation
- Placed third at the 2020 MPSF Indoor Championships in the pole vault
- 2020 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships 12th-place finisher
- Competed in six meets during the 2020 indoor season
Sophmore Year 2022
- First Team All-American, finishing national runner-up.
- Cleared a school record 5.85m/19-2.25.
- Finished the season leading the nation in men's pole vault clearance.
- Named to MPSF All-Academic Team.
- MPSF Men's Pole Vault Champion.
- Twice named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (Dec. 13 and Feb. 7).
- Competed in six meets with four first-place finishes.
- First Team All-American, finishing sixth at nationals.
- No. 1 all-time at BYU with clearance of 5.76m/18-10.75 set at the BYU Cougar Invitational on May 14.
- Finished the season ranked No. 2 nationally at 5.76m/18-10.75.
- Competed in six meets with two first-place finishes.
Medical Redshirt Year
- Finished as national runner-up in the men’s pole vault with a school record-breaking clearance of 5.80m/19-0.25, garnering All-America First Team honors. With that clearance, McWhorter also set a new indoor personal best.
- Shattered the BYU record for outdoor men’s pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 5.70m/18-8.25 at the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
- ReceivedUSTFCCCA All-Academic honors
- Finished tied for 19thin the men’s PV Qualifying Round at the U.S. Olympic Trials
Zach and Rick McWhorter - 2021 NCAA Regionals
Zach McWhorter competes at 2021 BYU Indoor Invite III
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