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.