Scott Huffman (born November 30, 1964 in Quinter, Kansas) is a retired American pole vaulter. He competed in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Trials, earning a spot as an Olympian on the 1996 Atlanta team. He had a very successful NCAA record at the University of Kansas. He won the American national championships in 1993, 1994 and 1995. At the 1994 US Championships in Knoxville, TN, Huffman set a new American Record of 5.97 meters (19 feet 7 inches), his personal best. The result placed him third in the world on the top performers list that season. Despite his small stature (1.74 m; 5 ft 9 in), Huffman was one of the fastest vaulters in history, having been clocked at 10.0m/second on the runway, a time equalled by former World Record holder Sergei Bubka and a small handful of others. Huffman's time in the 40 yard dash was 4.36 seconds (Fully Automatic Timing).
Huffman is notable for his occasional and unpredictable use of a one-legged straddle (similar to a high jumper) method to clear the bar. This technique is commonly called "The Huffman Roll".
|1991||World Indoor Championships||Seville, Spain||9th|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||5th|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||6th|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||13th|
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