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 Chris Ashcraft
Chris Ashcraft


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
La Cueva

Last College:
University of New Mexico

Pole Vault

In.:1L Out:2L

2006 OUTDOOR: Redshirted the season.

2006 INDOOR: Vaulted a 16'-6.75" in two meets on the season ... cleared a personal-best mark of 16'-7.25" at the Tyson Invite.

2005 OUTDOOR:Earned all-conference honors in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships with an eighth-place finish and a clearance of 16'-10.75"... regional qualifier ... established personal-best of 16'-10.75" and finished third in the pole vault at the TCU Invitational ... opened the season with a regional qualifying clearance of 16'-6.75" at the UTEP Invitational ... added another qualifying mark of 16'-7" at the Mt. SAC Relays.

2005 INDOOR: Redshirted the season.

2004 OUTDOOR: Regional qualifier in the pole vault ... set a then-PR at Regionals with a jump of 16'-5.25" ... cleared 16'-4.75" at the MJ Invitational for a second-place finish ... finished in seventh at the ACU Open with a jump of 16'-0.75" ... tied for ninth at the UTEP Invitational with a height of 16'-0.75".

2004 INDOOR: Started season out with a season-best jump of 16'-0.75" at the Pole Vault Summit for a 10th-place finish ... jumped 15'-7.25" at both the Red Raider Invitational and Red Raider Classic with fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively ... closed out season with a 10th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a height of 16'-0".

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: Pole vaulter for the University of New Mexico ... named all-conference ... qualified for NCAA regionals ... had a mark of 16'-4.75" at conference meet ... student senate member.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2002 graduate of La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N.M. ... track team was state champs all four years of high school ... three time all-district and all-state in track ... was state pole vault champion ... best jump in high school was 15'-6" ... also competed in basketball ... named all-district and all-state his senior year in basketball ... other activities include FCA, Student Body President, Young Life and Homecoming King.

PERSONAL: Born 5-14-83 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... son of Rhonda and Dan Ashcraft ... has an older brother, Ryan, who plays basketball for UNM ... father pole vaulted for UNM ... majoring in finance.

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