PRINCETON, N.J. (8/1/12) - Justin Frick '10 has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the Princeton men's track & field team, head coach Fred Samara announced on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Frick will work with the field athletes and help with weight training and conditioning.
An All-America in the high jump, Frick was a four-time Heptagonal champion in the event and qualified for the NCAAs six times in his career. He competed in the championships four times, once indoors where he had his best performance. Frick placed ninth to earn All-America honors with a height of 2.09 (6-10.25). At the 2008 Outdoor he was 11th with a mark of 2.14 (7-0.25) and in 2010 was 16th at 2.10 (6-10.75). He also competed in the outdoor championships as a sophomore.
It was during his sophomore year, that Frick was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year. The following outdoor season he was the East Region champion in the high jump. Frick earned the Morgan Award and the Babb Trophy and was a recipient of the Roper Trophy. He ranks fourth all-time in the outdoor high jump at Princeton at 2.20 (7-2.50) and third indoor with the same mark.
After earning a degree in English, Frick used his final year of eligibility at the University of Oregon. While earning a degree in teaching & learning, Frick made his way into the Ducks records book. He cleared 2.23 (7-3.75), the third-best mark in school history. He also competed in the NCAA Championships and finished 19th at 2.10 (6-10.75).
This past June, Frick competed in the high jump at the US Olympic Trials. He finished fifth at the trials with a PR of 2.25 (7-4.50).