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Manhattan Track & Field BIO
 Brian McGovern
Brian McGovern 698833

2013 Outdoors: Broke own school record by clearing 17’7 to win the pole vault at the season-opening ASU Invitational on March 22…Earned MAAC Performer of the Week honors for that performance…Named MAAC Performer of the Week again after notching a first-place effort of 16’4¾ in the pole vault at the Roadrunner Invitational on April 5…Took first in the pole vault (17’0¾) at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 17…Defended his title in the pole vault, setting a meet record of 17’0¾, at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 4…Captured the bronze medal in the pole vault with a leap of 17’6½ at the IC4A Outdoor Championships on May 10…Finished 14th in the pole vault at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 23, clearing 17’0¾.

2012-13 Indoors: Took first in the pole vault (16’4¾) at the Brother Jasper Invitational on Dec. 14…Placed second in the pole vault with a leap of 16’6¾ at the Albany Great Dane Classic on Jan. 18…Finished third in the pole vault (15’9) at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 24…Cleared 15’9 to win the pole vault competition at the Draddy Invitational on Feb. 9…Recorded his fourth straight MAAC Indoor Championship in the pole vault on Feb. 15, clearing a season-best 16’8¾…Shared the bronze medal in the pole vault (16’2¾) at the IC4A Indoor Championships on March 1.

2012 Outdoors: Opened the season by taking second in the pole vault with a leap of 15’5 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 16…Won gold in the pole vault (16’2¾) at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships on April 13…Finished third in the pole vault (16’3¼) at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 20…Broke the MAAC Outdoor Championships record in the pole vault, clearing 16’7¼ to win the competition on May 5…Placed 10th in the pole vault (16’2) at the IC4A Outdoor Championships on May 11.

2011-12 Indoors: Selected to the Armory All-Star Team as the top performer in a pole vault competition held at the Armory during the season…Finished first in the pole vault (15’9) at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 1…Took first in the pole vault (15’11) at the Brother Jasper Invitational on Dec. 9…Earned the bronze medal in the pole vault (15’3) at the NYC Gotham Cup on Jan. 13…Cleared 16’2¾ to take second place in the pole vault at both the Albany Great Dane Classic (Jan. 20) and Metropolitan Indoor Championships (Jan. 26)…Won the pole vault (15’9) at the Millrose Games Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 11…Defended his title in the pole vault (16’4¾) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 17…Broke the school and Irish junior record in the pole vault with a leap of 17’1½ at the Armory Collegiate Challenge on Feb. 23.

2011 Outdoors: Named MAAC Performer of the Week after placing fourth in the pole vault (16’5½) at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 18…Captured first place in the pole vault (15’3) at the FDU Track Classic on April 9…Earned the gold medal in the pole vault with a mark of 15’3 at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 8…Tied for seventh in the pole vault after clearing 15’9 at the IC4A Outdoor Championships on May 13…Qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championships in the pole vault, but was unable to compete due to injury.

2010-11 Indoors: Won the pole vault competition at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships (Jan. 28) with a clearance at 16’2¾…Took second place in the pole vault (16’0) at the St. Valentine Invitational on Feb. 11…Claimed the gold medal in the pole vault at the MAAC Indoor Championships (Feb. 18) for the second straight year, clearing 16’8¼…Set a school-record of 16’10¾ to win the IC4A Indoor Championship in the pole vault (March 5).

2010 Outdoors: Finished first in the pole vault (16’6) at the FDU Track Classic on April 10...Took second in the pole vault (15’9) at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 17...Won the pole vault competition with a leap of 15’9 at the MAAC Outdoor Championships on May 2...Cleared a season-best height of 16’7¼ to capture fifth place in the pole vault at the IC4A Outdoor Championships on May 14...Competed in the pole vault at the NCAA East Regional Championships on May 27.

2009-10 Indoors: Made Manhattan debut at the NYRR Armory Invitational on Jan. 16 and took first place in the pole vault with a leap of 15’3...Named MAAC Performer of the Week after clearing a season-best 16’2¾ in the pole vault, which was good enough for second place at the Albany Great Dane Classic on Jan. 22...Won the pole vault competition with a mark of 15’9 at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships on Jan. 29...Took home first place in the pole vault (15’3) at the MAAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 19...Cleared 16’0¾ to finish fourth in the pole vault at the IC4A Indoor Championships on March 6.

Other: Holds the Irish national record in the pole vault…Represented Ireland in the pole vault at the 2011 European Team Championships in Izmir, Turkey, as well as the 2013 edition in Dublin, Ireland.

Before Manhattan: Transferred to Manhattan from Northeastern University...Won the New York State championship in the pole vault as a senior at Mount St. Michael Academy...Broke the CHSAA sophomore (14’5), junior (15’4) and senior (16’2) pole vault records...Also played soccer.

Personal: Son of Thomas and Bernadette...Brother, Thomas, is a Manhattan graduate and was named the Most Skilled Gaelic Football Player in Ireland in 2006...Majoring in government...Born on September 12, 1990.

Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Mt. St. Michael/Northeastern University
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