Chris Aichinger
Chris Aichinger
Year: Senior
Hometown: Solvang, CA
High School: Santa Ynez Valley Union HS
Previous College: UC Santa Cruz/Santa Barbara CC
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Biology

2017-2018 Track 

Competed in three meet for his first season as a Gaucho. Set a season's best height of 4.55m (14' 11") at the Westmont/Pepperdine Tri Meet.

Prep/Previous College 

Graduate of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School where he was a two time CIF Division 4 Finals qualifer in the pole vault with a best of 14'0. Went to UC Santa Cruz for a year where he did not participate in track and then transferred to Santa Barbara City College where he took up the sport once again. At City College, he would end up breaking the school record in the pole vault with a height of 15' 10". Coached by Bill Whitaker. 


Parents are Peter and Jutta Aichinger...Majoring in Biology...Career goals are to eventually attend graduate or medical school...Athletic goals are to break the UCSB school record in the pole vault...Hobbies include snowboarding, spearfishing, and travelling...Fun fact: has dual citizenship with the United States and Germany.