Chris Dodds
Other Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Lawn, Pa.
High School: Wilson HS
Experience: 3 Letters


2013 Indoor: Competed twice in the pole vault, clearing 13-9 1/4 (4.20m) at the New Mexico Invitational and 14-1 1/4 (4.30m) at the New Mexico Classic.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete

2012 Indoor: Vaulted at six meets, clearing 15 feet each five times ... Opened with a 15-0 mark at the NAU Lumberjack Invitational, tying for 14th ... Claimed a runner-up finish at the Cherry & Silver Invite, reaching 15-1 3/4 ... Cleared a season-best 15-7 3/4 at the New Mexico Invitational, to place fifth ... Notched back-to-back clearances of 15-3 at the New Mexico Classic and Don Kirby Elite Invitational, placing 2nd and tying for 17th, respectively.

2012 Outdoor: Participated at six meets, all in the pole vault ... Posted a 15-7 clearance at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, tying for sixth ... Cleared a personal-record 15-9 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational to nab seventh ... At three meets in California, registered marks of 15-3 3/4 (tied for 14th at the Beach Invitational), 14-11 (2nd at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational) and 15-5 (first at the Brutus Hamilton Open) ... Earned ninth at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, reaching 15-3.

2011 Outdoor: Competed in two meets all season, but jumped a personal best of 15'3" (4.65m) in the pole vault at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational ... Was injured the remainder of the season.

2011 Indoor: Competed at five meets in pole vault ... Posted a fifth-place finish at the Lobo Open, reaching 14'-1.25" (4.30m) ... Placed third at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, reaching 14'-7.25" (4.45m) ... Jumped a 14'8" (4.47m) in pole vault at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational, picking up fourth ... Tallied a fifth-place finish at the New Mexico Classci & Multis, with a mark of14'-7.25" (4.45m).

2010 Outdoor: Recorded a season best mark of 15-1.00 in the Pole Vault good for a 4th place finish at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... competed at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Cal Berkeley with a mark of 14-07.50 for 10th place ... Also a MW Conference Scholar Athlete.

2010 Indoor: Competed in 7 meets as a true freshman ... Registered three-straight 14'-7.25" (4.45m) vaults at the Lobos Challenge,New Mexico Invitational, and New Mexico Classic & Multis ... Had a personal best that season of 15'1" (4.60m) meters in the pole vault at the Air Force Invitational, picking up tenth.


Graduated from Wilson High School in West Lawn, PA in 2009 ... Lettered in both indoor and outdoor track, along with ice hockey ... Named All State, District, and County ... Senior year, jumped his personal best in pole vault, with a jump of 15'3" ... Also a member of NHS.


Born in Reading, Pa. to Anthony and Kim Dodds ... Has one brother named Brian ... Father was a pole vaulter at Penn State, and brother is currently a pole vaulter at University of Pitts, Kutztown University where he is coached by his father ... Currently majoring in Exercise Science at UNM and enjoys photography.


Pole Vault: 15-7 3/4 (4.77m)

Pole Vault: 15-9 (4.80m)


• Academic All-Conference: 2010, 2012
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete: 2010-13

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol