Yida Gao
Yida Gao
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: George Walton Comprehensive
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

2013: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (indoor): finished third in the finals of the pole vault after vaulting 4.35m at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) … vaulted 4.25m at the New England Division III Championship (2/16), earning him a seventh place finish and four-way tied for 15th at the NEICAAA Championship (2/23) after vaulting 4.40m … his best performance came at the Tufts Last Chance Meet (3/02) with a vault of 4.41m … (outdoor): finished in second in the pole vault with a vault of 14-11.00 at the Westmont Collegiate Classic (3/30) … tied for first place in pole vault with 4.30m at the Engineer’s Cup (4/06) … came in fourth at NEWMACs (4/27) with a vault of 14-01.25 … was 11th with a vault of 14-09.00 at NEICAAAs (5/10) and finished in 12th with a 14-09.50 at ECACs (5/16).

2012: Came seventh at the New England Division III championship in pole vault (14-05 ¼) ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... Division III All-New England in pole vault.

2011: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … finished third in pole vault (13-7.25feet) against Bates and Colby … finished third in pole vault (13-7.25feet) at MIT Coed Invitational … finished third in pole vault (14-7.25 feet) at Springfield Invitational.

Off the Track: Majoring in mathematics with computer science with a concentration in economics … minor in management.

High School: A 2009 graduate of George Walton Comprehensive High School … Marietta Daily Journal all-county as a junior and senior … region and county champion as a junior … team most improved award as a junior … team MVP as a senior … National Honors Society … junior achievement outstanding young businessperson of the year award … Harvard book award … National Forensics League with degree of merit.