Track & Field

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AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season with an 11th place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships with a vault of 4.50m...Vaulted a height of 4.40m at the Indiana Relays for 7th place...Finished 4th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a vault of 4.35m...Opened the season with a vault of 4.20m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 11 meets for the Irish in the pole vault...cleared the 4.5 m mark at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...set his personal best in an Irish uniform by clearing the 4.75 m bar at the Eastern Michigan Invitational...vaulted past the 4.6 m mark at the 2008 Spartan Invitational...matched the 4.6 m mark at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational...was able to vault past the 4.35 m bar at the 2008 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships...set his mark at 4.4 m at the Meyo Invitational...cleared 4.45 m while competing at the Indiana Relays...got over the bar set at 4.5 m while competing at the Notre Dame Invitational...cleared 4.65 m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener...vaulted over the 4.35 m mark at both the Blue and Gold Invitational and the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Meet.

AS A FRESHMAN: Vaulted in 10 events for the Irish...set his mark at 4.6 m bar at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational...cleared 4.3 m at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational...the Alex Wilson Invitational saw him clear the mark of 4.48 m...vaulted over the 4.65 m bar (season best) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...at the Meyo Invitational vaulted past the 4.55 m setting...cleared the 4.5 m mark at the Notre Dame Invitational...posted a vault mark of 4.35 m at the Notre Dame Opener...at the Purdue Invitational vaulted over the bar set at 4.45 m...cleared the 4.05 m mark while competing at the Notre dame Blue and Gold Meet.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete for Cathedral High School (track, cross country and soccer)...a three-time letter winner for Cathedral, earning the honor in his junior and senior seasons in track and his senior year in cross country...was elected as team captain of the track team in his senior year, while also earning all-conference, all-city and all-state honors along the way...current school record holder in the vault (14'6"), breaking the school's previous record which stood for 36 years...member of the National Honor Society...son of Gregory and Marianne Merchun...has one brother, Christopher.

MERCHUN'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

Pole Vault 4.65m

MERCHUN'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

Pole Vault 4.75m

Jim Merchun
Jim  Merchun

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, IN

High School:
Cathedral

Height:
5-10

Event:
Jumps

Event Calendar

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January 30
N/A
Indiana University Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
RECAP
February 5
TBA
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 6
NTS
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 12
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 12
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 20
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 26
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 27
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 12
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 18
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 19
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 25
3:00 PM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 25
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 26
10:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 26
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
April 1
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 2
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 8
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 9
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 16
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky.
April 22
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 23
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 28
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 30
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 30
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 14
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 15
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 16
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 26
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 27
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
June 8
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 10
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 11
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.

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