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Sam Young

Pole Vault
Position
Redshirt Senior
Class
Lewes, Del.
Hometown
Delaware
High School

ACC Champion
2020 Indoor:
Pole Vault

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 
2019: pole vault
2018: pole vault
2017: pole vault

All-ACC
2020 Indoor:
pole vault
2019 Outdoor: pole vault
2018 Outdoor: pole vault (second-team)
2017 Outdoor: pole vault (second-team)
2017 Indoor:pole vault (second-team)

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• ACC champion in the pole vault
• First male Cavalier to win the pole vault at the ACC Championships since 1958
• Recorded the 18th-best jump in the NCAA
• Set a UVA record in the pole vault at the ACC Championships, clearing a height of 5.38m (17’7.75″)
• Finished second in the pole vault at the Navy Invitational II
• Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Virginia Tech Invitational II and fifth in the event at the Doc Hale Elite Meet

2019 Outdoor 
• Finished 36th in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
• Placed third at the ACC Championships in the pole vault, earning first-team All-ACC
• Tied career-best jump of 5.20m (17’0.75″) at UVA’s meet against Maryland and Pitt
• Finished first in the pole vault at the Virginia Grand Prix

2019 Indoor
• Tied career-best pole vault jump, twice during the season, clearing 5.10m (16’8.75″) at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge and Liberty Flames Invite
• Finished first in the pole vault at the Liberty Flames Invite
• Placed third in the pole vault at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge

2018 Outdoor 
• Finished 15th in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
• Tied for second on UVA’s all-time best list after clearing a height of 5.20m (17’0.75″) at the Fred Hardy Invitational
• Earned All-ACC honors with a fifth-place finish at the conference meet, tying his career-best mark of 5.20m (17’0.75)

2018 Indoor 
• Finished eighth in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
• Cleared a season-best height of 4.95m (16’2.75″) at the Tiger Paw Invitational

2017 Outdoor 
• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the pole vault
• Earned second-team All-ACC with a sixth place finish at the ACC Championships in the pole vault
• Set a UVA freshman record in the pole vault (5.09m, 16’8.25″)
• Ranks fourth in UVA history for the pole vault

2017 Indoor
• Finished sixth in the pole vault at the ACC Championships
• Earned All-ACC second-team honors in the pole vault
• Set a UVA freshman record in the pole vault (5.10m, 16’9.75″)
• Ranks third in UVA history in the pole vault

Background
• Mid-year transfer at Delaware (did not compete)
• 2015 Delaware state champion in pole vault

Personal
• Son of Eileen and Frank Young
• Has a twin brother, Henry, and four other siblings, Allison, John, Chris and Sara
• Sister Sara played lacrosse for Penn