Austin Crenshaw
Austin Crenshaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Houston High School

Event:
Multi-event

Birthdate:
01/22/1992


Three-Time NCAA Regional Qualifier
Four-Time All-Conference Performer
Bronze Medal- 2013 C-USA Outdoor Championship
Gold Medal- 2013 C-USA Outdoor Championship
Gold Medal-2012 C-USA Outdoor Championship
Bronze Medal-2012 C-USA Indoor Championship
Bronze Medal-2011 C-USA Outdoor Championship

2013 Outdoor
Qualified for a third NCAA East Preliminary in the pole vault ... Earned All-Conference USA third team honors and took bronze at the 2013 C-USA Outdoor Championship clearing a height of 5.08m (16'8") ... Took the pole vault title at the War Eagle Invitational at a height of 5.05m (16'6.75") ... Placed first in the pole vault at the Black and Gold Invitational with a vault of 4.96m (16'3.25") ... At the NCAA East Regional placed 28th overall in the pole vault at a height of 5.05m (16'6.75") ... Threw a personal-best in the discus of 41.44m (135'11") placing 10th at the C-USA Outdoor Championship ... Recorded a season-best in the javelin with a 13th place throw of 54.40m (175'6") at the Louisiana Classics.

2013 Indoor
Recorded seven top-10 pole vault finishes ... Took gold and earned All-Conference USA first team honors at the 2013 C-USA Indoor Championship in the pole vault clearing 5.27m (17'4.5") ... Vaulted a new personal-best at the Arkansas Final Qualifier with a seventh place finish of 5.30m (17'4.5") ... Placed second in the pole vault at the BSC Icebreaker clearing 5.25 (17'2.75") ... Took the pole vault title at the Redhawks Invitational at 5.05m (16'6.75") ... Recorded a personal-best in the high jump at the 2013 C-USA Indoor Championship at a height of 1.96m (6'5") ... Notched a personal-best in the long jump at the Samford Multi and Invitational with a leap of 6.81m (22'4.25") tying for 15th.

2012 Outdoor
The versatile multi-event athlete had a breakout outdoor season in the pole vault ... An All-Conference USA first-team selection and gold medalist in the pole vault at the 2012 C-USA Outdoor Championships clearing 5.23m (17'1.75") ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary finished 18th overall in the pole vault with a school-record mark of 5.27m (17'3.50") ... Had four top-five pole vault finishes during the regular season ... Set two personal-bests at the Memphis Invite with a first-place leap of 7.06m (23'2") in the long jump and a throw of 11.79m (38'8.25") in the shot put ... Had a season-best in the javelin with an eighth-place throw of 52.01m (170'08") at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite.

2012 Indoor
All-C-USA third-team performer ... took bronze at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 4.93m (16'2") ... Placed fourth in the pole vault at the UAB Blazer Invite clearing 4.80m (15'9") ... Notched a third-place finish at the SEMO Redhawks Invite vaulting 4.57m (15').

2011 Outdoor
One of three Tigers to represent Memphis at the USA Junior National Championships... Competed in seven individual events in 2011, earning six top-five finishes... Was the runner-up in the javelin throw at the SEMO Invite with a personal-best 55.80m (183' 1") toss... Was third in the javelin at the Ole Miss Invite (54.19m; 177' 9") and the Vanderbilt Invitational (51.29m; 168' 3")... At Vanderbilt, was also runner-up in the pole vault at 4.95m (16' 2.75")... Set a personal-best and tied Memphis' season-high at the Tiger Invitational with a 5.14m (16' 10.25") mark to gain entry to the USATF Junior Nationals... At the C-USA Outdoor Championships, tied with teammate Nate Arnold for a bronze medal with a 4.86m (15' 11.25") mark, and narrowly missed a point-scoring mark in the decathlon, finishing ninth with 4,716 points... Tiger Invitational mark qualified him for the NCAA East Regional; he no-heighted in the vault at the regional.

2011 Indoor
Competed in seven events as freshman during indoor season... Earned six top-five finishes in four different events: Pole vault (three), 55m hurdles, long jump and high jump (one each)... Season-best 4.88m (16' 0") was good enough for runner-up in the pole vault at the SEMO Invite... Also earned a third in the 55m hurdles (8.43s) and fifth in the long jump (6.50m; 21' 4") at SEMO... At the C-USA Indoor Championships, was sixth in the pole vault with a 4.70m (15' 5") and the heptathlon (4,698 points) to earn points for the Tigers.

Prior to Memphis
Two-time TSSAA State Champion in the pole vault...Won the 2009 AAA state title with a 4.52m (15-00.00) vault, then followed it up in 2010 with 4.72m (15-06.00) leap in 2010 to beat the runner-up by six inches...Was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps Athlete of the Year".

Personal
Son of Terry and Melanie Crenshaw ... Birthday is Jan. 22.

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