Taylor Kirby
Taylor Kirby

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Carlock, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community West

Event:
Jumps/Pole Vault

Taylor Kirby Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Sophomore/Redshirt/Sophomore

At Wisconsin
2014 Outdoor:
Won the pole vault at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) by clearing 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... placed third in the pole vault at the Tom Botts Invite (5/3) by clearing 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... runner-up in the pole vault at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) after clearing 12-7 1/2

2014 Indoor:
Tied for 14th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships (3/1) by setting a PR at 12-9 1/2 ... won the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/21) by clearing 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) ... placed 18th in the pole vault prelims at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) after soaring 11-5 3/4 (3.50m) ... placed fourth in pole vault at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) with a mark of 11-5 3/4 (3.5m) ... won the pole vault at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17) after clearing 11-5 3/4 (3.5m)

2013 Outdoor:
Placed 12th in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (5/10) with a clearance of 12-6 1/4 (3.82m) ... won the pole vault at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a clearance of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) ... placed third in the pole vault at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/26) with a clearance of 12-6 1/4 (3.82m) ... finished second in the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/13) with a clearance of 12-6 1/4 (3.82m) ... placed second in the pole vault at the Westmont Classic (3/30) with a clearance of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m)

2013 Indoor:
Took second in the pole vault at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a clearance of 11-11 3/4 (3.65m) ... placed 15th in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (2/23) with a height of 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) ... won the pole vault at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a height of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... finished second in the pole vault at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a height of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... took second in the Pole Vault at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a height of 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) ... placed first in the pole vault at the Panther Open (1/12) with a height of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m)

2012 Outdoor:
Redshirt season

2012 Indoor: Redshirt season, competed unattached at the Red & White Open (2/17) in the pole vault to take second place with a height of 11-0 1/4 (3.36m)

High School
State champion in indoor and outdoor pole vault senior year ... three-time conference champion in pole vault, sophomore, junior and senior year ... four-time sectional competitor in pole vault, took fifth freshman year, second sophomore, fourth junior and second senior year

Personal
Parents are Cindy and Dale Kirby ... has two older siblings, sister Nicole and brother Brian ... involved with Students for Life of Madison ... intends to major in biology

Why Wisconsin?
"One of the main reasons I chose Wisconsin was because of the high quality education that offers a lot of options. I am not sure yet what I want to do so I definitely wanted to have options in case I change my mind. Another large part of why I chose Wisconsin was because of the track team. I felt like it was the right place for me athletically because of the great coaches and awesome athletes. After my visit I just knew that this was the place for me. I couldn't see myself anywhere else."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) 2-21-14 Pole Vault 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) 3-21-14

At the Big Ten Championships
2014- Indoor
Pole Vault: T-14th (12-9 1/2 (3.90m))

2013 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: 12th (12-6 1/4 (3.82m))

2013 - Indoor

Pole Vault: 15th (12-1 1/2 (3.70m))

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