“Preparing for the Best” with Jordan Scott

Picture Courtesy of KU Athletics

As if watching pole vault is not entertaining enough, Jordan Scott has been making it even more interesting the past few years by adding a unique and individual flare…..hair designs! Extravagant color and style pulled him out of a small personal slump, helping him bring home a NCAA title his senior year for Kansas University, and he has been nurturing his creative side ever since! (Source: statesman.com) His personal record for the pole vault is 18 feet, 8 3/4 inches, which was set in 2010. The 2012 season has been healthy and productive so far, and Jordan is ready for more. His hair is a way to keep things light and remember how much fun he is having doing what he loves.

Check out some of his recent favorites on his website (here). But better yet, come out to the Trials and watch him compete in the Men’s Pole Vault Prelims on June 25th at 5:30, and in the Finals on June 28th at 5:05 (complete Trials Schedule here). Not only will the competition be tight, but you can rest assure that at the Best Meet Ever, Jordan just might have the Best Hair Ever!

Courtesy of jscottpolevault.com!

What is your best track memory from past meets at Hayward Field and Eugene?
I would have to say my best track memory from Hayward Field was when I won the NCAA Championships in 2010, but also qualifying for the finals in the 2008 Olympic Trials was pretty memorable as well! I’ve had several unbelievable experiences at Hayward Field. It’s easily one of my favorite places to compete!

Was this your highest finish here?
Again, I think my 2010 NCAA Championship was my highest finish at Hayward Field. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, just being in that stadium, with its unbelievable fans, and family in the stands, it is one of my best memories ever to win that challenging meet.

What most impressed you about the Trials in 2008?
The professionalism and “high-class” feel that Hayward Field offered during that event was unmatched. The security was phenomenal, the fans were incredible, and the energy was indescribable.

Are there any changes from previous meets at Hayward that you hope to see for the Trials?
I can’t think of anything I would change about any experience I’ve ever had at a Hayward Field competition. They really know how to run a meet!

As an athlete, what do you foresee to be the biggest hassle/challenge in your experience in Eugene this summer?
Parking is the only hassle around Hayward Field. It is always a challenge to park remotely close to the facility.

Aside from your competition, what are you looking forward to most about the Trials this summer?
The vibe of positive energy I always get in Eugene. The city has so many great track and field fans and I’m always excited to get to compete there.

Are you planning on getting here early or staying after your event?
Yes, I will be arriving several days before my qualifying and staying a few days after the final round in hopes that I have a lot of Team Sign-up and paperwork to do!

Do you have anything specific you like to do when you come to Eugene for meets?
I love using the public bus transportation system to get around. You just can’t beat it! I can get wherever I want to get in a timely manner for only a couple bucks. I usually check out the mall and see a movie while I’m there.

Have you heard anything about the London Pub, the SuperBlock exhibits/vendors, the live performances, etc being planned for the meet?
I haven’t heard of any special events going on at the Trials this year yet, but if it’s anything like 2008, a good time is on its way!

Get to know Jordan better and follow him through to the Trials…..

Twitter: @jscottpolevault

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jscottpolevault

Personal Website: http://www.jscottpolevault.com/

Blog: http://www.jscottpolevault.com/blog/

Picture courtesy of KU Athletics

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