Timothy Mack

Timothy Mack
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1972-09-15) September 15, 1972 (age 50)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight178 lb (81 kg)
Websitehttp://www.timmack.com
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Pole vault
College teamMalone 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

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]

In April, 2020, it was announced that he will be joining SPIRE Institute and Academy as a track & field training/development director.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Results Pole Vault M Final". iaaf.org - Olympic Games 2004. IAAF. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Tim Mack". Track & Field Bios. USA Track & Field. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  3. ^ "History of the Olympic Trials" (PDF). USA Track & Field. p. 272. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Athletics - Men's Pole Vault - Final Results". Goodwill Games. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Event 34 Men Pole Vault". 2002 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2003 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2004 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  10. ^ "History of the Olympic Trials" (PDF). USA Track & Field. pp. 289–290. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Pole Vault - M Final". iaaf.org. IAAF. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Men Pole Vault Open". 2005 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  14. ^ "Men Pole Vault". 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  15. ^ "Tim Mack Nov/Dec Clinics: Spire Institute Geneva, Oh. - PoleVaultPower.com". www.polevaultpower.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
2004
Succeeded by