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Ryan Vu
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Interlake
Experience: 4 Letters

Ryan Vu Photo Gallery 2011: Finished out his career with All-America honors in the pole vault ... only had indoor eligibility remaining, but made the most of it, qualifying for his first NCAA Indoor Championships and finishing 11th at nationals to earn All-America Second Team honors ... cleared 17-2 ¾ at the NCAA Indoor meet ... qualified for NCAAs with a PR of 17-7 at the Husky Classic, placing second ... that mark is sixth-best in school history ... runner-up at the MPSF Championships, vaulting 16-9 ½ ... third at the UW Invitational with a jump of 17-1 and third again at the UW Final Qualifier at 17-1 ¾ ... named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2010: Claimed the 2010 Pac-10 Championship in the pole vault and made his first career NCAA Championship appearance in his final outdoor season ... a surprise winner at the Pac-10 Championships in Berkeley, where he cleared a new career-high bar at 17-7 ¾ on his third and final attempt to stand atop the podium ... went to the NCAA Championship West Prelims in Austin and advanced through to the finals by clearing 17-4 ½ with just one miss in his series of jumps, tying for fourth ... at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, tied for 11th in adverse conditions with a clearance of 16-10 ¾ ... the Pac-10 win capped three-straight victories, starting with a win at the UW-WSU dual meet at 16-0 ¾ in windy conditions and followed by a win at the Ken Shannon Invite with a then-PR clearance of 17-7 ... also went over 17-feet at the Mt. SAC Relays, tying for fourth-place at 17-0 ¾ ... his best indoor clearance was 16-8, coming at the UW Final Qualifier and setting the stage for big things outdoors ... ninth at the MPSF Championships, vaulting 16-3 ¼ ... tied for third at the UW Indoor Preview, going 16-5 ½ ... was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team as well as the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. 2009: Had a breakout junior season, qualifying for first Regional meet in the pole vault ... at the UW-WSU dual meet, he cleared several new personal-bests, eventually topping out at 17-6 ½ which was a new lifetime-best by nearly a foot, and the ninth-best mark in school history ... cleared 17-feet again at the Pac-10 Championships, placing eighth ... hurt his ankle at Regionals and was unable to take all his attempts, finishing 13th at 16-7 ¼ ... cleared the Regional mark in his first outdoor meet, going 16-6 ¾ at the Stanford Invite ... redshirted the indoor season, competing at every Dempsey meet ... best clearance was 16-7 ¼ at the Husky Classic, an indoor PR. 2008: Cleared 16-feet every time out during the indoor season, highlighted by a 7th-place finish at the MPSF Championships where he cleared 16-6 ½ ... tied for fifth at the Husky Classic, clearing 16-1 ¼ ... outdoors won the UW-WSU pole vault with a mark of 16-0 ¾ ... was 17th at the Pac-10 Championships at 16-0 ¾. 2007: One of five Husky pole vaulters to clear 16-feet ... set new personal record at the UW Last Chance Meet with a vault of 16-6 ... cleared 16-feet three times outdoors, all at 16-0 ¾ ... placed second at Ken Shannon Invite and second at the Pepsi Invite, both with 16-0 ¾ vaults ... competed at Pac-10 Championships but did not clear a height ... placed 14th at MPSF Championships with clearance of 15-5 ¾. High School and Personal: Won the Washington 3A state championship in the pole vault as a senior in 2006 with a state meet record clearance of 16-1, which was 10 inches better than any other 3A or 4A state competitor ... was third at state as a junior and tenth as a sophomore ... won the 2006 Meet of Champions pole vault title in the dual between Washington and Oregon ... placed second in Golden West Invitational pole vault in 2006.

Major Meets
2007 MPSF - 14th, PV
2007 Pac-10 - NH, PV
2008 MPSF - 7th (tie), PV
2008 Pac-10 - 17th, PV
2009 Pac-10 - 8th, PV
2009 Regional - 13th (tie), PV
2009 Canadian Championships - 3rd (tie), PV
2010 MPSF - 9th, PV
2010 Pac-10 - 1st, PV (Pac-10 Champion)
2010 Regional - 4th (tie), PV
2010 NCAA-O - 11th (tie), PV
2011 MPSF - 2nd, PV
2011 NCAA-I - 11th (tie), PV (All-America Second Team)

Collegiate Best Marks:
Pole Vault.......17-7i / 17-7 3/4

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