Hancock-From the Monroe City Barn to MU Athlete of Decade List

A five-time All-American from Monroe City is one of the former Tigers listed on the University of Missouri’s “Athletes of the Decade” list. Brian Hancock had this reaction….

Hancock was named All-Big 12 seven times throughout his career at Mizzou. He tells us how he got started vaulting at Monroe City….

That led to the famous Hancock vaulting barn…..

Hancock holds the Mizzou record in the pole vault at 17-feet, 7-and-a-half inches set during the 2011 indoor season. Hancock remembers the milestone vault occured at the final home indoor meet of his senior year….

Brian Hancock still holds the Class 2 state record in the pole vault at 16-feet, 4-inches. The Monroe City native was a state champion in the sport all four years. Hancock is the head track and field coach at Battle High School in Columbia and has been since the school district started seven years ago. The full interview with Brian Hancock can be found on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk page or on the show this Friday morning at 9:32 on KWIX.