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Penguins Sign Harding-Transfer Dorian Chaigneau – Youngstown State Athletics

The Youngstown State track and field program has signed two-time First-Team All-American and Division II national champion and Harding-transfer Dorian Chaigneau for the 2022-23 season, head coach Brian Gorby and vaults coach Rick Penniman announced Monday.

“Dorian adds depth and top-tier talent to our vaults team and will help us compete at regional and national settings, while helping maintain a strong, competitive presence in the Horizon League pole vault area for years to come,” Penniman said. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dorian to Youngstown and to YSU.”

While at Division II Harding, Chaigneau capped the 2021 indoor season being crowned an individual national champion in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala., clearing a 5.27m (17′ 3 ½”) bar, en route to being named a first-team All-American. Chaigneau received an automatic bid into the national meet with a 5.23m (17′ 1 ¾”) vault – a mark good for the second-best vault across the country during the regular season. Chaigneau accumulated four regular-season event wins in 2021.

Outdoors, the Fontenay-le-Comte, France, native was tabbed a Second-Team All-American following his 10th-place performance at the 2021 Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Prior to the national meet, Chaigneau clinched an individual Great American Conference pole vault title with a 5.20m (17′ 0 ½”) vault. Chaigneau picked-up four event victories during the regular-season campaign.

In his second year as a member of the Bisons vaults team, Chaigneau tabbed a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan., clearing 5.25m (17′ 2 ¾”) and being rewarded with First-Team All-American status for the second-consecutive indoor season.

In addition to his All-America status, Chaigneau is a three-time All-Central Region member and was named First-Team All-GAC in 2021. Chaigineau leaves Harding sitting atop the school’s all-time ranks in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault, bolstering personal-best marks of 5.30m (17′ 4 ½”) outdoors and 5.27m (17′ 3 ½”) indoors.

Chaigneau is a 2020 graduate of Lycée St Félix-La Salle High School in Nantes, France.

Source: https://www.ysusports.com/sports/track/2021-22/releases/20220328szsq3n

The Youngstown State track and field program has signed two-time First-Team All-American and Division II national champion and Harding-transfer Dorian Chaigneau for the 2022-23 season, head coach Brian Gorby and vaults coach Rick Penniman announced Monday.

“Dorian adds depth and top-tier talent to our vaults team and will help us compete at regional and national settings, while helping maintain a strong, competitive presence in the Horizon League pole vault area for years to come,” Penniman said. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dorian to Youngstown and to YSU.”

While at Division II Harding, Chaigneau capped the 2021 indoor season being crowned an individual nati…….

The Youngstown State track and field program has signed two-time First-Team All-American and Division II national champion and Harding-transfer Dorian Chaigneau for the 2022-23 season, head coach Brian Gorby and vaults coach Rick Penniman announced Monday.

“Dorian adds depth and top-tier talent to our vaults team and will help us compete at regional and national settings, while helping maintain a strong, competitive presence in the Horizon League pole vault area for years to come,” Penniman said. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dorian to Youngstown and to YSU.”

While at Division II Harding, Chaigneau capped the 2021 indoor season being crowned an individual nati…….

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