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    Michael Maira     
     
      Michael Maira
Hometown:
Shamong, N.J.

High School:
Seneca

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 174

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (XC/In/Out):
--/R-Sr./R-Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS
Pole Vault: 16-10/5.13m (2014)

OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 16-0.75/4.90m (2014)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoor
  • Seventh place finish to score at SEC meet with indoor best of 5.13m
  • Top-ten performance in four of six competitions during season
Outdoor
  • Top tens in final three marks of regular season
  • Outdoor best in pole vault at Penn Relays (4/26/14) with mark of 4.90m

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Made his league meet debut at the SEC Championships, but failed to register a height
  • Finished 14th at the Samford Invitational with a final height of 15-1
  • Reached a new career-best height of 16-4.75 at the Armory Invitational, finishing third in the College division
  • Placed 13th at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, clearing 15-5.50
  • Finished ninth at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a height of 15-3.75
  • Competed in his first indoor meet at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 10th with a personal best height of 16-0.75
Outdoors
  • Achieved new personal best of 15-9.12/4.85m in the pole vault at Raleigh Relays

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll
Indoors
  • N/A
Outdoors
  • Placed sixth in the open pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays in a career-best 15-1
  • Made his debut in a Vol uniform at the Tennessee Challenge, finishing eighth in the pole vault at 14-11

2011 TRACK & FIELD
Honors
  • Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll
Indoors
  • Redshirted
Outdoors
  • Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Three-time New Jersey Group 3 state champion pole vaulter
  • Won outdoors in 2009 and 2010 and also seized indoor victory in 2009 with an indoor career-best 14-6 clearance
  • Plated his outdoor career-best height at the South Jersey Relays, where he sailed over 15-0 to claim first place
  • Wound up ninth at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a 14-2 1/2 showing in the Emerging Elite division
  • Matched his indoor PR in the preliminary round of the 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships
  • Fifth at 2009 Penn Relays (14-3)
  • Member of National Honor Society at SHS

PERSONAL
  • Born Sept. 3, 1991, in Shamong, N.J.
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and interested in majoring in physics
  • Parents are Samuel and Erica Maira
  • Siblings include Lauren and Emilee
  • Lauren is a cheerleader at James Madison University
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