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  Justin Crawford

Justin Crawford

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elgin, S.C.

High School:
Lugoff-Elgin

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Event:
Pole Vault

Major:
Nursing

2009 Outdoor: Took first-place in the pole vault at the A-Sun Championships with a school-record performance of 15-01.0 (5/15) ... Marked his second individual championship, also winning the event at the indoor championships ... Won the pole vault at the Furman Invitational with a mark of 15-00.0 (4/11) ... Took third in the event at the 49er Classic (3/21) and Winthrop Invitational (3/27) ... Finished fifth at the Georgia Bulldog Limited Meet ... Also competed in the 1,600-meter relay at the Outdoor Championships.

2008-09 Indoor: Won the pole vault at the A-Sun Championships with a performance of 14-07.25, marking the Spartans' first A-Sun men's track and field champion (2/20) ... Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Carolina Invitational with a performance of 14-05.25 (2/13) ... Also finished fourth at the UNC Classic (1/24) ... Finished sixth at the Appalachian Limited with a performance of 14-00.00 (1/17) ... Tied his personal best performance of 14-07.25 at the Clemson Games (1/31).

2008 Outdoor: Battled injury during the season, competing just twice ... Cleared 14-01.25 to finish fourth at the 49er Classic and set a school record in the event (3/22) ... Posted a height of 13-07.25 at the Buccaneer Invitational to finish third (3/8).

2007-08 Indoor: Cleared 14-01.25 two times during the season, including during the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (3/2) ... Finished sixth in the event ... Had top four showings in school history in the pole vault during the season ... Also finished third in the first flight of the pole vault at the Clemson Indoor Opener (12/1).

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in track, football and wrestling at Lugoff-Elgin...3A state champion in the pole vault in 2006 ... 3A state runner-up in the pole vault in 2007 ... Finished sixth in the pole vault at the 3A state championships in 2005 ... Named all-area, all-county and all-state in track ... Named Most Improved in football ... Member of the Beta Club.

Personal: Born on Feb. 2, 1989 ... Son of Ernie Crawford and Missy Hicks ... Has an older sister, Shannon ... Nursing major ... Favorite movie is "The Hangover" ... Favorite TV show is "True Blood" ... Favorite group is Three Days Grace.

Crawford's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
Pole Vault	14-07.25, Clemson Games (1/21/09)
Outdoor Track & Field
Pole Vault	15-01.00, Atlantic Sun Championships (5/15/09)
1,600-Meter Relay	3:31.31, Atlantic Sun Championships (5/15/09)

 
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