University of Iowa Athletics
Pole Vault

Alex Zona

Class Fr.
Hometown Dyer, Ind.
High School Lake Central

2009 — Indoor – won pole vault with collegiate-best 16-0 3/4 at Iowa Invite… that mark ranks seventh on Iowa[apos]s all-time best performers list… placed 16th in pole vault at Big Ten Championships (15-7)… placed fifth in pole vault (15-7 3/4) at Jack Jennet Invite… Outdoor – led team in pole vault with a collegiate-best 16-0 3/4 at Messersmith Invite… that mark ranks seventh in school history… placed eighth in pole vault at Big Ten Championships (15-11 3/4) and fourth at Tiger Track Classic (15-1)… letterwinner.

2008 — Indoor – posted season-best pole vault (15-7 3/4) at Jack Johnson Classic… placed 16th in pole vault at Big Ten Championships (15-6 1/4)… won that event at Iowa Invite (15-3)… also competed in pole vault at UNI Open (15-7) and Iowa Open (15-1)… Outdoor – placed seventh in pole vault (15-1) and fifth in javelin (143-0) at Musco Twilight X… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – tied for 14th in pole vault with a season-best 15-7 at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

High School — placed fourth in pole vault (15-3) at state meet… two-time sectional pole vault champion, AAU Northern indoor national champion and record holder (16-0) in pole vault senior year… set school records in high jump (6-6 1/4) and pole vault (15-3)… lettered four years in track… coached by Rudy Skoropa and Tim Johnson.

Personal — born July 19, 1987… son of Terry and Susan Zona.

Zona’s Collegiate Best Times

Event Mark Meet Date
Pole Vault (O) 16-0 3/4 (4.90 m) at Messersmith Invite 4/18/09