Cole Gorski

Pole Vault

Player profile

  • Hometown Tontogany, Ohio
  • Last School Otsego
  • Major Marketing
  • Year Senior

Notable: Holds the school record in both the outdoor (5.50m/18’0.5″) and indoor pole vault (5.52m/18’1.25″) | 2018 USTFCCCA Honorable Mention | 2018 Big Ten Indoor pole vault champion | 2017 Second Team All-Big Ten selection | 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-American | Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection | Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete | 2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

Personal Record: PV – 5.52m/18’1.25″

AS A SENIOR (2017-18)
Outdoor:
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Represented Ohio State in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships, garnering a USTFCCCA Honorable Mention.
• Finished ninth with a clearance of 5.35m (17’6.35″) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to qualify for Nationals.
• Claimed silver at the Big Ten Championships with a height of 5.36m (17’7″) to help the men’s team to the conference title.
• Broke his own school record with a mark of 5.50m (18’0.5″) at the Jim Click Shootout, placing first.
• Also won the pole vault at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (5.40m/17’8.5″), the USC Power 5 Challenge (5.36m/17’7″) and the Jesse Owens Classic (5.27m/17’3.5″).
• Registered a second-place finish at the Tennessee Relays with a vault of 5.30m (17’4.5″).
• Took fifth at the Drake Relays with a mark of 5.10m (16’8.75″).
Indoor:
• Big Ten champion in the pole vault with a mark of 5.28m (17’3.75″), guiding the men’s team to a conference championship for the first time in 25 years.
• Represented Ohio State in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
• Won the pole vault at the Buckeye Invitational with a clearance of 5.40m (17’8.5″).
• Set the school record with a mark of 5.47m (17’11.25″) at the Music City Challenge.
• Placed second at the Meyo Invitational (5.45m/17’10.5″) the Simmons-Harvey Quad (5.35m/17’6.5″) and the Buckeye Tune-Up (5.12m/16’9.5″).
• Finished sixth at the Kentucky Invitational with a clearance of 5.13m (16’10”).

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17)
Outdoor:
• Set the school record in the pole vault with a clearance of 5.26m (17-3.00) to garner silver at the Big Ten Championships helping Ohio State to a second-place finish as a team.
• Took second with a pole vault clearance of 5.20m (17-0.75) at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.
• Member of the 4x100m relay team that placed third at the Jesse Owens Classic with a time of 41.41.
• Cleared 5.22m (17-1.50) in the pole vault at the Florida Relays to place fourth.
• Pole vault clearance of 5.10m (16-8.75) at the Tennessee Relays earned him a fifth-place showing.
• Took sixth at the Ashland Alumni Open in the pole vault with a height of 4.77m (15-7.75).
• Represented Ohio State at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the pole vault.
Indoor:
Competed solely in the pole vault.
• Took fourth at the Big Ten Championships with the third-best clearance in program history (5.29m (17-4.25) to place fourth.
• Captured gold at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 5.20m (17-0.75).
• Registered a first-place finish at the Buckeye Classic with a clearance of 5.10m (16-8.75).
• Garnered silver at the Buckeye Tune Up with a height of 5.28m (17-3.75).
• Racked up third-place finishes at the Spire Invite (5.18m/17-0) and Meyo Invitational (4.98m/16-4.00).
• Took fifth at the Kentucky Invitational (5.03m/16-6.00).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-2016)
Outdoor:
• Competed solely in the pole vault.
• Registered a season-best clearance of 4.93 meters (16-2) at the LSU Battle on the Bayou for fourth place.
• Took silver at the Ashland Alumni Open with a mark of 4.90 meters (16-0.75).
• Took 13th at the Big Ten Championships.
• Competed at the Jesse Owens Classic and Alabama Relays.
Indoor:
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Competed solely in the pole vault.
• Registered a personal best of 5.02 meters (16-5.5) in the pole vault at the Meyo Invitational to take fourth.
• Placed 11th at the Big Ten Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)
Outdoor:
• Ninth place in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships with a season-best height of 5.01 meters (16-5.25).
• Ninth in the pole vault at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.
• Pole vault champion at both the Ashland Alumni Open and Virginia Challenge.
• Runner-up at the All-Ohio championships.
• Also competed at the FSU Relays.
Indoor:
• Did not compete.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Dual-sport letterwinner in both football and track and field all four years.
• 2014 OHSAA DII state champion in the pole vault (4.93 meters/16-2.00); sixth place in the 60 and ninth in the 200.
• 2014 league and district champion in the 100 meter, 200 meter and pole vault.
• 2014 OATCCC DII state champion in the pole vault (4.80 meters/15-9.00).
• First Team ALL-NBC selection as a senior football captain.