Georgia Tech track and field posted seven wins and nine career bests
Kirillov sets pole vault record; Gardner breaks triple jump record
McKee, Greenwald recognized as Honorable Mention All-America
Nikita Kirillov tied for 13th in the pole vault
Nikita Kirillov, Julienne McKee, Jonathan Gardner and Jeremy Greenwald compete for Tech
Honors and Awards
2015 Indoor All-ACC First Team
2014 Indoor All-ACC Third Team
2014 Outdoor All-ACC Third Team
2014 Outdoor USTFCCCA Second Team All-America
Indoor: Finished sixth and earned second-team All-ACC honors with a vault of 5.12m (16-9.5) at the ACC Indoor Championships … Finished seventh at the Music City Challenge with a season-best mark of 5.18m (17-0) … Finished 11th at the Commodore Invitational, Conference Clash and Vanderbilt Invitational to begin the season. Outdoor: Finished fourth at the Alabama Relays with a vault of 5.05m (16-6.75) … Finished seventh at the Tiger Track Classic with a mark of 5.05m (16-6.75) … Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary, but did not compete due to injury.
Indoor: Named First Team All-ACC after finishing in second-place at the ACC Championships with a career-best and school-record height of 5.47 meters (17-11.25) in the pole vault … Recorded two first-places finishes a height of 5.15 meters (16-10.75) at the Orange & Purple Classic and a height of 5.35 meters (17-6.5) at the Samford University Invitational … Placed in the top five in three other meets, including a second-place finish at the Auburn Invitational (5.20 meters), a third-place finish at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational (4.90 meters), and a fourth-place finish at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet (5.26 meters). Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Won the pole vault at three meets and placed third at two additional meets ... Logged a season-best vault of 5.35m (17-6.50) to win the event at the Samford Invite ... Placed third in the pole vault and earned third team All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Logged seven top-five finishes, including two victories ... Recorded a season-best height of 5.41m (17-9) for first place at the Georgia Spec Town Teams National Invite ... Placed third in the pole vault and earned third team All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships and placed 13th with a mark of 5.40m (17-8.50) and earned USTFCCCA second team All-America honors.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Vaulted to a height of 15'9 for third place at the Georgia Relays.
Kirillov finished first and set a newmeet record at the US Junior Meet with a vault of 18-2 ... Qualified and placed eighthfor Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain... Competed at the 2012 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Indoor: Placed sixth at the Kentucky Invite with a pole vault distance of 4.87 meters. Outdoor: Placed first in the pole vault at the Georgia Intercollegiate ... Another first place finish at Yellow Jacket Invite with a length of 5.45 meters ... School record as a freshman at the Vulcan Invitational with a mark of 5.20 meters ... Improved school record to 5.30 meters at the UCF Invitational ... Reached a fourth place finish at the ACC Championships ... Placed 27th at the NCAA East Regionals ... At the 2012 United States Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, set a new personal record, school record and US Junior meet record en route to a first place finish in the pole vault with a leap of 5.54m (18-2).
Lettered for four seasons in pole vault at St. Pius Catholic High School in Atlanta ... Named team captain his junior and senior years ... Won region championship in the pole vault all four years ... Won state championship in 2011 ... Named to the All-American and All-State team in 2011 ... Finished in the topfive in the nation for the 2011 season ... Earned Track Man of the Year Award from the Atlanta Track Club ... Participated in the New Balance Nationals and placed first in the Adidas Golden South Classic and US Junior Nationals ... High school record holder since his freshman year.
Full name is Nikita Kirillov ... Born June 5, 1993 in Bishkek, Kyrgystan ... Son Victor and Olga Kirillov ... Father is a track and field coach at Tech ... Brother Alex played basketball at Oglethorpe University ... Majoring in business administration.