WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2001-02): Indoor - Top mark of season was 5.08m/16-8i for sixth place at the MPSF Championships (2/23/02, Flagstaff)…Outdoor - Cleared PR 5.17m/16-11 1/2 for ninth place at Pac-10 Championships (5/19/02, Pullman).
SOPHOMORE (2000-2001): Indoor - Season best height of 5.05m/16-6 3/4i came at McDonald’s Last Chance Meet (3/4/01, Moscow)…Outdoor - Best mark was 5.00m/16-4 3/4 for seventh at the Texas Team Championships (4/21/01, Austin).
FRESHMAN (1999-2000): Indoor - Cleared freshman school indoor record height of 5.11m/16-9 1/4i at McDonald's Last Chance (3/4/00, Moscow)…placed 10th at MPSF Championships at 4.95m/16-2 3/4i (Reno, 2/26/00)…was top vaulter on team for season…Outdoor - Led the Cougar team…best leap of the season was a 5.00m/16-4 3/4 (4/1/00, Pullman).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned three varsity track letters at Spokane’s West Valley High for coach Jim McLachlan…the Eagles won the Frontier League title all four years…also lettered three times in both football and wrestling…two-time track all-league selection…won Track Coaches' Award both junior and senior years…vaulted consistently at 16-0 during senior year…finished first at district and regionals, second at state…as a junior vaulted 15-6 to win at Pasco Invite and cleared height again for Strandberg Invite record…won at district meet…16-0 winning height set record school and regionals records…placed second at state 3A meet…summer between junior and senior years finished sixth at Junior Olympic finals…sophomore year won district title and set school record at 14-3…placed eighth at state meet…leaped to freshman record of 11-6…placed fourth at districts…in other sports, won most improved in football as a junior and most inspirational in wrestling both junior and senior years…captained the wrestling and track teams.
PERSONAL. Richard William Collins was born 7/11/80 at Spokane, Washington...father Larry is a truck driver…mother Terri Ryan is an area manager for a bank…twin brother Ryan Collins…ASB vice president senior year…enjoys skiing on both water and snow…motorcycle enthusiast…majoring in marketing at WSU.
COLLINS' WSU BESTS Pole Vault - 5.17m / 16-11 1/2 (2002)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2002 Pole Vault 9th 5.17m / 16-11 1/2 2001 Pole Vault 10th 4.86m / 15-11 1/4