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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Jason Atencio

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

Hope Christian HS

2019-20
2020 Indoor:
Finished seventh in the pole vault at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a height of 14-9 (4.50m).

2018-19
Did not compete. 

2017-18
2018 Indoors: 
Competed in four meets this season… placed fifth in pole vaulting at the New Mexico Team Invitational (15-7 (4.75m)… cleared 15-11 (4.85m) in pole vaulting at the Mountain West Championships where he placed sixth.
2018 Outdoors: Saw action in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships… to open his season he placed first in the UTEP Springtime Invitational in pole vaulting (14-9 (4.50m)… placed 16th in pole vaulting in the Bryan Clay Invitational where he marked 15-8 (4.79m)… tied for fifth at the Mountain West Championships in pole vaulting (15-3 (4.65m).

2016-17
2017 Indoors
: Saw action at five meets, all in the pole vault … Opened with a ninth-place mark of 15-7 (4.75m) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, matching that place and mark two weeks later at the New Mexico Classic … Cleared 16 3/4 (4.90m) in back-to-back meets, placing 11th at the Don Kirby Invitational and tying for sixth and scoring at the Mountain West Championships.
2017 Outdoors: Competed in the pole vault at five meets … Started his season with a mark of 15-3 (4.65m) at the Sun Angel Classic … Cleared 15-5 1/2 (4.71m) at the Cardinal Classic to tie for third … Broke 16 feet at the Longhorn Invitational, reachin 16 3/4 (4.90m) to place fifth … Scored at the Mountain West Championships, vaulting 15-7 3/4 (4.77m) to place fourth.

2015-16
2016 Indoors:
Competed four times in the pole vault … Opened with a 12th-place mark of 15-1 1/2 (4.61m) at the New Mexico Team Invitational … Registered back-to-back clearances of 15 feet even (4.57m) at the New Mexico Classic and Don Kirby Elite Invitational … Scored in the vault at the Mountain West Championships, clearing 15-9 1/4 (4.81m) to place sixth.
2016 Outdoors:
Saw action in the pole vault at six meets … Registered his season best at the Sun Angel Classic, clearing 15-7 (4.75m) to place 11th … Placed 12th at the Bryan Clay Invitational, clearing 15-1 1/2 (4.61m) … Seventh-place finisher at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, posting a mark of 14-6 1/4 (4.43m).

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track at Hope Christian High School in Albuquerque … Won the state title in the pole vault as a senior, clearing 14 feet … Picked up another six wins during his senior campaign, including a District 4A title (14-6) … Cleared 15 feet three times, including wins at the Clovis Wildcat Relays (personal record of 15-6), the Rio Rancho Invitational (15-1) and the Great Southwest Classic (15-0) … Also won state and district titles in the pole vault in his junior year … Took second twice indoors, clearing 15 feet at both the Cherry & Silver All-Comers and the New Mexico Open … Adept hurdler for the Huskies, as well, taking second in the 110 hurdles at the 2015 4A state meet and 2015 4A district meet … Set his PR of 15.54 at the district meet

Personal Best (Indoors):

Pole Vault: 16-.75 (4.90m)

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