UW pole vaulter Jax Thoirs could go to Rio Olympics
A University of Washington pole vaulter could go to the Olympics in Rio – if he jumps high enough. Our news partner the Seattle Times reports – Jax Thoirs will try to become the first Husky pole vaulter to win three straight conference titles, this weekend.
If he jumps 18-feet-8-inches, the Scotland native has a chance to make the British team! Thoirs is currently the Scottish pole vault record holder, winner of the 2016 NCAA indoor pole vault national title, and a two-time Pac-12 pole vault champion. For a look at how the 6’6″ redhead ended up at the UW and in track and field instead of gymnastics, go to this link.