Rick Johnston talks with one of this week's Co-Athletes of the Week, Tom Wagner
Personal Bests High Jump: 2.14m - Army 6-Way, Jan. 14, 2012 Long Jump: 7.14m- Army-Navy Dual, Feb. 4, 2012 Triple Jump: 15.32m - Patriot League Championship,May 6-7, 2011 60m-H: 8.38 - Harvard Challenge, Jan. 21, 2012
Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week - Jan. 16, 2012; April 11, 2011; April 4, 2011; Feb. 7, 2011
Patriot League Rookie of the Week - April 7, 2009
Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week - Feb. 6, 2012; May 7, 2012
First competitor in Patriot League Indoor Championship history to win three high jump titles (2012, 2011, 2010) ... 2011 Patriot League indoor and outdoor triple jump champion ... named 2011 Male Field Athlete of the Meet at indoor PL Championships ... only second high jumper in Army history to eclipse 7-foot mark ... repeated at Field Athlete of the Meet at 2012 outdoor championships ... won high jump and triple jump titles while placing runner up in the long jump.
Crowell Open (1/7) Place: Rank on Team:
8.38 4 of 24 1
2.04m 1 of 6 1
14.20m 1 of 15 1
Army 6-Way (1/14) Place: Rank on Team:
8.51 T4 of 20 2
2.14m* 1 of 11 1
Harvard Challenge (1/21) Place: Rank on Team:
8.45 (P) 8.38 (F) 4 of 8 3
2.03m 1 of 4 1
14.36m 1 of 4 1
Army-Navy (2/4) Place: Rank on Team:
2.09m 1 of 6 1
14.30m 1 of 6 1
7.14m 1 of 6 1
Patriots (2/17-19) Place: Rank on Team:
2.09m 1 of 11 1
14.50m 2 of 11 1
6.96m 3 of 13 1
Bulls Invite (3/16) Place: Rank on Team:
2.00m 3 of 15 1
Swashbuckle (3/24) Place: Rank on Team:
2.04m 1 of 9 1
14.14m 1 of 8 1
Dick Shea (3/31) Place: Rank on Team:
1.99m 1 of 6 1
Penn Relays (4/27) Place: Rank on Team:
2.12m* 2 of 21 1
Patriots (5/4-5) Place: Rank on Team:
2.09m 1 of 10 1
15.16m 1 of 10 1
6.92m 2 of 13 2
IC4A (5/11-13) Place; Rank on Team:
2.07m 5 of 15 1
2011: Opened the season at the Crowell Open, finishing runner-up in the triple jump (14.14m) and high jump (2.04m) ... earned a pair of second-place finishes at The Armory the following week, mirroring his high jump mark and improving triple jump to 14.79m ... captured the high jump title at the Harvard Invitational, passing the bar at 2.01m ... won the high jump in convincing fashion in Army's fifth straight Star Meet win against Navy ... eclipsed the bar at 2.09m ... closest competitor tapped out at 2.04m ... also finished runner-up in the triple jump (14.92m) behind teammate Fred Beebe ... swept the high jump (2.04m) and triple jump (14.94m) indoor Patriot League titles and was named Men's Field Athlete of the Meet for his efforts ... indoor Patriot League triple jump ranks eighth all-time at Academy ... high jump ranks tied for fourth ... continued hot streak into outdoor home-opening meet, Dick Shea Open ... swept high jump (1.99m) and triple jump (14.80m) ... won the triple jump (14.91m) convincingly at the LSU Invitational against a stacked field ... closest competitor jumped 14.27m ... swept Navy for the second time in his career, capturing the high jump (2.04m) and triple jump (14.92m) titles to lead Army to its sixth straight Star Meet win ... captured the West Point Open high jump title the following week, passing the bar at 1.99m ... stretched his career-best triple jump mark at Penn Relays with a distance of 15.14m ... smashed that mark just a week later at the outdoor Patriot League Championships, winning the event with distance of 15.32m ... jump ranks fourth all-time at Academy ... ranked 34th in the East Region to qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships ... established career-high mark in high jump at IC4As, eclipsing the bar at 2.10m ... height ranked 37th in the region to earn a second bid to the Regionals ... 2.10m ranks tied for fourth all-time at Army ... failed to record a height in high jump at Regionals ... matched indoor season-best mark of 14.94m in triple jump to wrap up junior season ... garnered multiple academic honors following the season, including USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognitions as well as Academic All-Patriot League and Academic Honor Roll accolades.
2010: Opened the season at the Crowell Open, winning the triple jump (14.34m) and placing second in the high jump (1.99m) behind teammate Michael Hutchins ... triple jump mark met IC4A qualifying standards ... spent three consecutive Saturdays at The Armory, highlighted by IC4A-qualifying mark in the high jump (2.04m) ... had a season-highlighting weekend at indoor Patriot League Championships ... won high jump title with season-best 2.09m leap and placed third in triple jump with 2010-best 14.65m mark ... continued hot streak into Army-Navy Star Meet as he swept high jump and triple jump titles for the first time in his career ... concluded indoor season with ninth-place finish in high jump at IC4As, eclipsing the bar at 1.99m ... began outdoor season at USF Bulls Invitational, placing fourth in high jump (2.03m) ... was runner-up in the triple jump (14.51m) and took third in the high jump (2.00m) at Military T&F Championships ... turned in another great performance against Navy, winning the triple jump (14.63m) and finishing runner-up in the high jump (1.94m) ... placed fourth of 20 in the high jump (2.00m) at Larry Ellis Invitational ... recorded a season-best height at the historic Penn Relays, eclipsing the bar at 2.07m ... placed third in triple jump (14.84m) and fifth in high jump (1.99m) ... concluded the season at IC4As, failing to record a height in the high jump ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Won triple jump at Army Quad with mark of 13.87m ... completed 1-2 sweep of Navy with personal best triple jump of 14.05m ... led Army in the triple jump at indoor Patriot League Championships with mark of 14.03m to place fifth ... also had personal-best performance in the high jump at Patriots with mark of 1.94m ... won Patriot League title in the high jump with personal-best leap of 2.05m and placed fourth in the triple jump with personal-best mark of 14.62m ... scored for Army at Navy with third-place finish in high jump (1.88m) and completed 1-2 scoring sweep of triple jump with leap of 13.73m ... opened outdoor season at the USF Bulls Invitational with a win in the triple jump (13.73m) ... placed second in the triple jump with leap of 13.96m ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after setting personal bests in both the high jump (2.02m) and triple jump (14.37m) at the Auburn Track Classic ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Lettered all four years on the Clinton High School track and field team ... competed in long, triple and high jumps, as well as 110m hurdles ... won New York state triple jump championship during senior year ... team won Tri-Valley League Championship all four years he attended ... also a two-year letterwinner on the soccer team ... was midfielder during his junior year and was the team's second leading scorer his senior year as a forward ... an Eagle Scout ... inducted into National Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Thomas S. Wagner ... son of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard and Julie Wagner ... father, Richard (USMA '77) played football and wrestled as a cadet, and was an Army combat engineer for 21 years ... has four siblings ... brothers Joe Wagner, 1LT Richard Wagner ('08), 2LT Tim Wagner ('11) and sister 2LT Beth Wagner ('09) ... physics major.