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Ken Ritchey

Class: Junior
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5-9

Previous School: Jefferson Forest High School

Hometown: Forest, Va.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
PV - 16-6.75 (5.05m)

Big South Individual Titles (1)
2015 Outdoor Pole Vault

All-Big South Honors (3)
2014 Indoor Pole Vault - 2nd
2015 Indoor Pole Vault - 2nd
2015 Outdoor Pole Vault - 1st

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Came in fourth in the Big South pole vault final
• Cleared an outdoor-best 15-9 to tie for 13th in the pole vault at the IC4A meet
• Men's pole vault champion at the Virginia Cup and Liberty Collegiate Invitational

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big breakthrough came at the Big South meet, where he pole vaulted a personal-best 15-11 for the runner-up spot
• Vaulted at the IC4A meet for the first time
• Currently tied for eighth on Liberty's all-time men's indoor pole vault list

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Cleared 15-3 for fourth place in Liberty's 1-2-3-4 sweep of the Big South pole vault final
• Also got over 15-3 in his final meet of the year, the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Tied for fifth place in the Big South pole vault
• Pole vaulted a season-best 15-3 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

• Graduated from Jefferson Forest High School
• As a senior, he won the Virginia Group AA state pole vault title outdoors and finished second indoors.
• Vaulted a career-best 15-3.5 to win the 2012 Seminole District meet, setting school, meet, district and Group AA records in the process
• Placed seventh in the emerging elite section of the pole vault at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals
• Came in sixth in the pole vault final at the 2011 Virginia Group AA outdoor meet as a junior
• Also competed in gymnastics growing up, placing fifth on the parallel bars and sixth on the pommel horse at the 2009 Canadian Gymnastics Championships

• Son of Jeff and Brigitte Richey
• Electrical engineering major
• Birthday is Jan. 11