Timothy Mack

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Timothy Mack
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1972-09-15) September 15, 1972 (age 42)
Height 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight 178 pounds (81 kg)
Website http://www.timmack.com
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
College team Malone College; University of Tennessee

Timothy "Tim" Mack (born September 15, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American pole vaulter who won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.[1]

Biography[edit]

Timothy Mack was born on September 15, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio.[2] He attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland.[2] He then attended Malone College and the University of Tennessee where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees.[2] While at Tennessee, he was the 1995 SEC indoor pole vault champion clearing 5.50 meters. In the same year he won the NCAA Indoor title, clearing 5.60 meters. He finished 7th at the NCAA outdoor championships clearing 5.30 meters.

In 2000, Mack competed at the US Olympic Trials, finishing 8th with a vault of 5.53 meters.[3] In 2001, he won the gold medal at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, clearing 5.80 meters.[4] Mack won the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2002, clearing 5.70 meters.[5] Later that year, he finished 2nd at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a vault of 5.74 meters.[6] In 2003, Mack finished 3rd at both the US Indoor and Outdoor Championships, clearing 5.70 meters each time.[7][8] At the 2004 US Indoor Championships, Mack finished 6th with a vault of 5.60 meters.[9] At the US Olympic Trials later in the year, Mack won the pole vault with a vault of 5.90 meters, earning himself a spot on the US Olympic Team.[10] At the Olympics, he won the gold medal, setting a new Olympic record with a vault of 5.95 meters.[1] He also finished first at the 2nd IAAF World Athletics Final with a vault of 6.01 m, thereby joining the exclusive "6 meters club" of pole vaulters who reached 6 meters.[11] In 2005, Mack tied for 7th at the US Outdoor Championships, clearing 5.40 meters.[12] In 2006, he finished 4th at the US Indoor Championships and 7th at the US Outdoor Championships, clearing 5.50 meters at both meets.[13][14]

He is retired now and is living in Knoxville, Tennessee where he coaches a group of elite men and women pole vaulters as well as high school vaulters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results Pole Vault M Final". iaaf.org - Olympic Games 2004. IAAF. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tim Mack". Track & Field Bios. USA Track & Field. January 24, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "History of the Olympic Trials". USA Track & Field. p. 272. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Athletics - Men's Pole Vault - Final Results". Goodwill Games. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Event 34 Men Pole Vault". 2002 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2003 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2004 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "History of the Olympic Trials". USA Track & Field. pp. 289–290. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pole Vault - M Final". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Men Pole Vault Open". 2005 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
France Romain Mesnil
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
2004
Succeeded by
Australia Paul Burgess