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A.J. Maricich
A.J. Maricich


Spokane, Wash.

High School:




Goethals First Husky Through The Prelim Fields

Kayla Stueckle and Gianna Woodruff start the day with big PRs in the 400m hurdles.


Race Is On For Finals Spots At NCAA Prelims

Texas will provide live streaming coverage of all three days of the Prelims.


Fields Announced For NCAA West Prelims

Athletes must qualify through the two regional sites to make the final NCAA stop at Eugene.


Huskies Set For Close-Up At Pac-12 Track

USC hosts the conference championships for the third time and first since 2003.


Husky Men Handle Cougars In Their New Home

Washington and Washington State split the dual for the third straight year.

2012: Enjoyed a big breakthrough during the outdoor season, qualifying for his first NCAA Outdoor Championships and finishing as the runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships in the high jump ... entering the outdoor season, he had yet to clear the seven-foot mark, but he got that at the first outdoor meet, winning the Trojan Invitational at 7-0 ¼ ... was not among the favorites at the Pac-12 meet, but had a great series with first attempt clearances at four of five bars, including a first try make of a new PR of 7-1 ½, to finish in a two-way tie for second-place ... two weeks later at the NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas, he got back to his PR of 7-1 ½ with a third-attempt make to stay alive, but would need a new PR yet again to get top-12 and advance to the finals in Iowa; Maricich delivered, clearing 7-2 ½ to place fourth and move on ... that ranks him third on the Husky all-time top-10 list ... did not have his best day at NCAAs in Des Moines, but still cleared 6-10 ¾ to finish 23rd, earning All-America honorable mention ... earlier in the outdoor season he also won the UW-WSU Dual with a 6-11 jump, and was fourth at the Pepsi Team Invitational at 6-8 ... indoors, he twice cleared 6-11 ½, once at the Husky Classic and again at the MPSF Championships where he finished sixth ... also earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011: Strong first season in the high jump saw the freshman qualify for the NCAA West Prelim Championships in Eugene, where he tied for 28th overall with a clearance of 6-feet, 7-inches ... tied for 15th at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson, clearing 6-9 ... season-best outdoor clearance of 6-10 ¾ came at the Mt. SAC Relays, placing him fifth ... was fifth at the Pepsi Team Invite with a high jump of 6-8 ... indoors, tied for the seventh-best high jump clearance in school history with his jump of 6-11 ½ at the Husky Classic, finishing fourth ... tied for fifth at the MPSF Championships, scoring for UW with a clearance of 6-10 ¼ ... also took sixth at the UW Invitational with a jump of 6-9.

High School and Personal: Born in Mount Vernon, Washington ... parents are Christine and Michael Maricich ... the youngest of five children after Joshua, Marisa, Christina, and Marija ... a two-time Washington 4A State Champion in the high jump, taking the title in 2010 and 2008 ... captured the title his senior year with a clearance of 7-feet even, helping Mead win the team title ... took the district title in 2010 with a 6-10 clearance ... the runner-up in the high jump at the 2010 Arcadia Invite with a 6-11 jump ... competed at UW's Dempsey in 2010 at the Indoor Open Meet, winning with a 6-10 ¾ clearance ... won the 2008 Washington 4A state title in the high jump with a 6-8 clearance ... won the 2009 4A CBBN/GSL Regional Meet where he cleared 7-feet even for the first time in his career ... his seven-foot clearance ranked him in a tie for the eighth-best clearance by a prep in the nation in 2009 ... third at state in 2009 though his 6-10 clearance matched the winner's height ... won the 2009 Pasco Invitational high jump with a clearance of 6-8 ... graduated with a 3.7 grade point average.

Major Meets
2011 MPSF - 5th (tie), High Jump
2011 Pac-10 - 15th (tie), High Jump
2011 NCAA Prelims - 28th (tie), High Jump
2012 MPSF - 6th, High Jump
2012 Pac-12 - 2nd (tie), High Jump
2012 NCAA Prelims - 4th, High Jump
2012 NCAA Outdoors - 23rd, High Jump (All-America Honorable Mention)
2013 MPSF - 9th, High Jump

Outdoor Bests
High Jump.......7-2 1/2

Indoor Bests
High Jump.......6-11 3/4

Washington Track & Field
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