2008-09: (Indoor): Won the pole vault at the Terre Haute Double Dual (15-8.25) ... cleared 16-0.75 in the pole vault at the Valley Championships to finish fifth ... consistently cleared 16-0.75 at five meets, a height that is the second-top performance at Illinois State. (Outdoor): Won the pole vault at the Lee Calhoun Memorial and Pacesetter Invitational ... cleared a season-best height of 16-2.75 in the pole vault at the MVC Championships for a sixth-place finish.
2007-08: (Indoor): Cleared a season-best height of 16-0.75 feet in the pole vault to take third at the Indiana Relays ... placed seventh at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships (15-3.50). (Outdoor): Took fifth at the conference championships, clearing a season-best height of 16-0.75.
2006-07: (Indoor): Recorded a third-place finish at the Indiana State dual meet in the pole vault. (Outdoor): Won the Redbird Invite with a season-best vault of 15-9.
At Nequa Valley HS: School record holder in the outdoor pole vault (15-6) ... voted MVP for field events ... also holds the school record in the indoor pole vault ... received the senior athlete award ... all-state selection in 2006 after placing sixth at the state meet ... qualified for state junior year and named track and field MVP.
Personal: Born 11/29/87 ... son of Tom and Peggy ... brother, Matt, is a pole vaulter at Illinois... major is physical education ... pronounced ra-GOOSE-sa.
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