Ian West
Ian West
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
High School: Fike
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Undeclared
House Affiliation: Quincy

Collegiate Bests
Pole Vault - 16-7.25 (5.06m) 

Took first at the Joe Donahue Games with a 5.06m career-best pole vault (Jan. 20) … Hit 4.95m for first at the Beantown Challenge in pole vault (Jan. 13).

Set new indoor personal record in the pole vault at the Joe Donahue Games, winning the event by clearing 16-7.25 ... Finished fourth at Ivy Indoor Heps in the pole vault (16-2.75) ... Had best outdoor showing at the Oxford-Cambridge/Yale-Harvard meet, finishing second by clearing 16-4.75.


Vaulted a season-best 4.80m in three different indoor meets this season (Harvard Multi Meet, Joe Donahue Games, Ivy League Indoor Championships) … Finished third at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational, vaulting a season-best 4.75m in the outdoor event.  

Before Harvard

Pole Vault – 16'-00.75"

Four year letterwinner and team captain for indoor and outdoor track teams at Ralph L. Fike ... Four-time outdoor state champion, became first pole vaulter to accomplish the feat ... All-American ... Four-time state championship qualifier in indoor season, finished second three times ... Regional record holder ... Also lettered on football team ... Salutatorian ... Tom Suiter Award recipient ... National Honor Society member.

"Ian is one of the toughest competitors I have ever had the privilege of recruiting.  He is the only
four time state champion in North Carolina state history.  His work ethic is second only to his
mental toughness and desire to succeed.  He will do whatever it takes to achieve excellence on all
fronts."  -Coach Abbott