Austin Laut
Austin Laut
Year: Sr.
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge High School
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Political Science
Residential College: Benjamin Franklin

Collegiate Bests:

Pole Vault 5.19m 

High School Bests:

Pole Vault 16’9”

2018-2019: In indoor track finished first in the pole vault at the 2018 Yale Season Opener clearing 5.05 meters… Placed second in the pole vault at the Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia tri-meet and finished first in the event the following week at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet… Won the pole vault at the 2019 Harvard Crimson Elite vaulting a new personal best of 5.20 meters… Finished first in the pole vault at the Giegengack Invitational… Was the runner up finishing second in the pole vault at both the Ivy League Indoor Track and Field Championship and the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Outdoors competed in the pole vault at the Sam Howell Invitational, and the War Eagle Invitational, before breaking the school record at Harvard-Yale with a vault of 5.19m and competing at the Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Post season competed at the IC4As and NCAA Eastern Regional Championships. Awarded the Garder-Miller Award.

2017-2018: In indoor track finished 2nd in the pole vault at the Yale Season Opener… Competed in the pole vault at the Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia tri-meet finishing 2nd and finished 3rd at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet… Cleared 5.10 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and finished 3rd at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with a jump of 5.10 meters… In outdoor track won the Ross and Sharon Irwin Invite with a jump of 5.11 meters… Won the Mark Young Invitational and the Harvard-Yale match… Jumped 5.17 meters at the War Eagle Invitational for a 2nd place finish… Placed 5th at the outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships…. Qualified for the NCAA East Regional finishing 22nd in the preliminary round.

2016-2017: In indoor track, won the pole vault at the Yale Season Opener and the Yale Collegiate Invitational...Placed second in the pole vault at the Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia tri-meet and placed second in the same event at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet...Won the pole vault at the Giegengack Invitational in a season best of 5.18 meters...Placed second in the pole vault at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational...Placed fourth in the pole vault at the indoor Heptagonal Championships...Placed second in the pole vault at IC4As...In outdoor track, won the pole vault at the Aztec Invitational...Won the pole vault at the Mark Young Invitational and at the Harvard-Yale vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet...Placed second in the pole vault at the Harvard-Yale dual meet...Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Virginia Challenge and then placed second in the pole vault at the Yale Springtime Invitational...Placed fourth in the pole vault at the outdoor Heptagonal Championships...Competed at the outdoor IC4As...Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the pole vault. 

2015-2016: Won the pole vault at Giegengack Invite, setting personal best and breaking Yale freshman record… Placed sixth at Valentine Invite and fourth at Ivy League Championships and IC4As… Won pole vault at first three meets of outdoor season… Placed sixth at Virginia Challenge… Took fourth at IC4As, setting personal best and earning a spot at NCAA East Prelims, where he finished 21st in the prelims… Finished season with seventh-place finish at USATF Junior Championships.

High School: Undefeated in the pole vault during senior year... Won the Stanford Invitational, Arcadia Invitational and California State Championships... Set high school’s varsity and junior varsity school records in the pole vault... Captain of track and field team for 2014-2015 season.