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Andrew Irwin
Andrew Irwin

Andrew Irwin

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  • 2017 USATF Silver Medalist
  • U.S. Junior Record-Holder

A two-time NCAA national champion in the pole vault during his time as a Razorback Andrew Irwin took on a new role with the program in Fall 2015 as a volunteer coach focused on developing a new group of young pole vaulters.

During his time as a student-athlete at Arkansas, Irwin played an instrumental role in the overall success of the team, regularly contributing six to 10 points in the pole vault at the indoor and outdoor conference and national levels. Irwin won his first SEC and NCAA titles during the indoor season in 2012, posting clearances of over 18 feet during both competitions.

The vertical talent repeated the difficult feat a second time earning gold medals at the conference and national meet, setting a PR of 18-9 1/4 in the former to help the Razorbacks to their 14th SEC Triple Crown and 41st national title.

Irwin bettered his career best in 2015, vaulting over a bar of 18-10 1/4, finishing second at the Tyson Invitational. The mark remains the best performance by a Razorback in the pole vault and gave him claim as one of the best pole vaulters to ever compete in the NCAA, ranking at No. 8 on the collegiate all-tiime best performer’s list.

A six-time SEC champion and five time first team NCAA All-American Irwin divides his time between conaching the Razorbacks and competing on the professional circuit.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in May, 2015 and currently resides in Fayetteville where he continues to train.