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Mike Brown Closes Career at NCAA Track Championships

June 4, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In his last collegiate meet, Notre Dame senior pole vaulter Mike Brown (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) recorded a no height Friday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Boise, Idaho.

Brown, the last vaulter to qualify out of the 19 scheduled participants, was one of eight competitors to record a no-height, while a ninth did not compete due to illness. Jacob Davis of the University of Texas won the competition by clearing 18-2 3/4.

Despite the finish, Brown completes his career as Notre Dame’s best-ever men’s pole vaulter. In addition to being the school’s indoor (17-10 1/2) and outdoor (17-5 1/2) record-holder in the event, he achieved All-America status with a sixth-place finish at the 1999 NCAA indoor championships. Brown also won three straight BIG EAST indoor pole vault titles from 1997-99 and two outdoor titles in 1999 and 1997.

Distance runner JoAnna Deeter (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) will be the last to compete for the Irish as the 1999 NCAA outdoor championships wraps up on Saturday. Deeter, who finished third in the 10,000 meters on Thursday, will compete in the 5,000 meters at 8:45 p.m. (MDT).

1999 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

  • June 2-5
  • Boise, Idaho (Boise State)

All times are local and tentative.

Wednesday, June 2                 *Ryan Shay, 10,000 meters         Seventh place (29:55.78)          
Thursday, June 3Jennifer Engelhardt, high jump 19th place (5-8) *JoAnna Deeter, 10,000 meters Third place (34:05.89)
*Alison Klemmer, 10,000 metersSeventh place (34:26.74)
Friday, June 4Mike Brown, pole vault No Height
Saturday, June 5JoAnna Deeter, 5,000 meters (8:45 p.m.)
*=Earned All-America Status