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

Delta

December 2
4:30 PM
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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