One of two returning vaulters who have scored at the Pac-10 meet ... was eighth in th vault at Pac-10s in 2006 ... competed one year at Ricks College in Utah before leaving on a two-year Mormon mission ... earned his B.S. in biology in 2005 ... placed 12th at the 2001 NJCAA Nationals.
2005-06: Was UW's top vaulter in 2006, taking eighth at Pac-10s and tying for 15th at Regionals ... cleared career-best heights at both meets, first a 16-6 3/4 at Pac-10s, then a 16-7 3/4 at Regionals ... won the vault at the Oregon Invite, and was 10th at the MPSF Championships ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
2004-05: Redshirted the outdoor season after suffering an injury in the spring ... placed 13th at MPSFs ...cleared 16-0 3/4 at Stanford in lone outdoor appearance.
2003-04: Came back from a two-year layoff to post Pac-10 and NCAA Regional qualifying marks in the pole vault ... was 13th in the event at the Pac-10 meet, and tied for 16th at the Regional ... cleared a season-best 16-5 1/4 at Oregon, second-best among UW vaulters outdoors in 2004 ... indoors, cleared 16 feet even for a 15th-place finish at the MPSF Championships ... consistently bettered his marks throughout the season. 2002-03: Sat out the 2003 season while on a Mormon mission.
2001-02: Sat out the 2002 season while on a Mormon mission. 2000-01 (Ricks College): Cleared 15-4 in first season at Ricks College in Utah ... placed 12th in the pole vault at the 2001 National Junior College Athletic Assocation Championships.
High School and Personal: Parents are Dianne and Sam ... 10th of 11 siblings, including six brothers and four sisters ... won three consecutive state vault titles from 1998-2000 ... qualified for state as a freshman ... set the state Class B pole vault record in 2000 ... lettered all four years at Tekoa, and was a captain his junior and senior seasons ... also competed in the javelin, with a best toss of 180 feet ... played football as a freshman and sophomore, and basketball as a senior ... majoring in biology, and is interested in a career in medicine ... earned a 3.87 GPA.
Collegiate Best Marks
5000m.......13:54.03i / 14:18.31
Pole Vault.....16-7 1/4i