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Tony Shirk
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
City/State: Phoenixville, Pa.
High School: Phoenixville
Tony Shirk bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/04/2012

Honors: Indoor Academic All-ACC (2011) ... Outdoor Academic All-ACC (2011).

2011-12: Competed once during the indoor season and cleared 15-1 to finish fourth at the Hokie Invitational...missed the remainder of the indoor and outdoor season due to injury.

2010-11: Started the indoor season with a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Kent Taylor Invite, clearing 15-3 .... posted a season-high mark of 16-1.75 at the Virginia Tech Challenge to take sixth ... finished ninth at the ACC Championships with a clearance of 15-7.25 ... had the team's best three jumps outdoors ... took seventh at the ACC Championships with a season-high leap of 16-2.75 ... highest finish of the season was a third-place showing at the Stanford Invitational, where he cleared 16-0.75.

2009-10: Began the indoor season by winning the pole vault at the Hokie Invite, clearing 16-1 ... placed second at the Carolina Classic with a mark of 15-11 ... cleared 16-1.75 at the VT Final Qualifier to place 11th ... recorded a personal-best 16-5 clearance, the No. 4 mark at Duke, to finish ninth at the ACC Indoor Championships ... outdoors, opened the season with a win at the Wake Forest Open, clearing 16-2.75 ... cleared 16 feet again at the Carolina Fast Times with a mark of 16-6.75 ... tied that mark again at the ACC Championships, where he placed eighth.

2008-09: Took 11th at the ACC Indoor Championships as a freshman vaulter, clearing 15-5 ... tied for fifth at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... placed fifth at the Terrier Classic ... cleared 16 feet during the outdoor season with a leap of 16-0.25 to land in sixth place at the ACC Outdoor Championships ... had the team's seven best jumps outdoors ... took ninth at the IC4A Outdoor Champions and third in the college division at the Penn Relays, both with a clearing of 15-9.

Prior to Duke: One of the premier pole vaulters from the state of Pennsylvania ... took to the national stage indoors and cleared 15-2.75 to place high at the Nike Indoor Nationals.

Personal: Majoring in environmental science/policy.

Indoor PR
Pole Vault- 16-5 (2/27/2010)

Outdoor PR
Pole Vault- 16-6.75 (4/17/2010)

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