Matt Willingham
Matt Willingham

Hometown:
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

High School:
Cape Central HS

Event:
Pole Vault

Eligibility:
Senior


05/09/2012

Fifty-Three Tigers Named Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field

Missouri leads the conference with 26 women and 27 men selected to the team

05/08/2012

Tigers Lead the Way With 53 Academic All-Big 12 Honorees

Tiger men land 27 on All-Big 12 Academic Team while women land 26.

04/14/2012

Tigers have strong showing at Tom Botts Invitational

Peoples leads women's team to victory, named Most Outstanding Performer

04/13/2012

Missouri Track & Field to host Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday

Annual meet is named in honor of legendary University of Missouri Coach

04/13/2012

Missouri Track & Field to host Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday

Annual meet is named in honor of legendary University of Missouri Coach

04/16/2012

Matt Willingham

Senior recognition video

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Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 4.45m (14-7 1/4) 4.60m (15-1)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2011
Indoor: Posted a season-best pole vault of 4.60m at the Missouri Invitational, earning third place overall. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2010:
Indoor:
Competed in the pole vault at three meets during the indoor season, posting a season-best vault of 4.30m (14-1 ¼) on two separate occasions, the first of which came at the MU-KU Border Dual ... He also hit that mark at the Bill Bergan Invitational ... His only other appearance during the season was at the Missouri Invitational where he cleared 4.00m (13-1 ½). Outdoor: Registered a season-best pole vault clearance of 4.00m (13-1 ½) at the Tom Botts Invitational.

2009:
Indoor: Set an indoor season-best after clearing 4.45m (14-7 ¼) at the Collegiate Challenge. Outdoor: Set his personal-best vault on two separate occasions ... Hit 4.60m (15-1 ¼) at the Arkansas Twilight and the Jefferson Cup.

2008:
Outdoor: Notched season's best of 14-1¼ (4.30m) at the Missouri Relays. Indoor: Scored season's best vault of 15-1 (4.60m) at the Missouri Invitational.

High School:
MSHSAA Class 4 Champion in 2007 in the pole vault with prep best vault of 15-0 (4.57m) ... two-time All-State performer in the vault ... qualified for the MSHSAA Championships in 2005, 2006, and 2007 with the vault ... high school coach - Chuck Goodale (pole vault).

Personal:
Son of Robert and Patricia Willingham ... majoring in business finance ... older brother, Daniel, was also a member of the Mizzou track squad as a pole vaulter ... born October 24, 1988 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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