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    Robert Rasnick     
     
      Robert Rasnick
Hometown:
Uniontown, Ohio

High School:
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Last College:
Cedarville University

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (In/Out):
Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS

Indoors
Pole Vault: 17-3.75/5.28m (2012)

Outdoors
Pole Vault: 17-4.50/5.30m (2012)

RASNICK'S SEC SCORING

2010 Indoor Pole Vault: 6th, 16-10.75/5.15m

2011 Indoor Pole Vault: 7th, 16-11.50/5.17m

2012 Indoor Pole Vault: t4th, 17-0/5.18m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Scored in pole vault at 2010, 2011 and 2012 SEC Indoor meets...NCAA Outdoor qualifier in 2010...Four-time member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Captured his best-ever league finish at UT, tying for fourth at the SEC Indoor meet with a clearance of 17-0...Attended the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier in search of an NCAA berth, but his seventh-place mark of 17-2 1/4 was not enough to improve his ranking...Traversed the bar in a career-best 17-3 3/4 to place third in the Gold Division at the Akron Invitational...One of three UT pole vaulters over the bar at 17+ feet for the season, clearing 17-0 3/4 to finish fifth at the Auburn Invitational...Picked up the first victory of his UT career, sailing over 16-6 as the Vols finished 1-2-3 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Outdoors - Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, finishing with a height of 17-3.50 that tied him for 16th in the field...Finished 12th in the SEC Championships at 16-8 3/4...Carded his first outdoor PR since 2010, clearing 17-4 1/2 to place fourth in the Invitational pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays...Took second at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a mark of 17-2 3/4...Produced a runner-up finish in the pole vault for UT at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual, clearing 16-7 1/4...Tied for third in the vault at 16-4 3/4 at the Tennessee Challenge.

2011: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Scored at the SEC Indoor meet for the second-straight season, placing seventh with a clearance of 16-11 1/2...Sailed over 16-4 3/4 to tie for 11th in the Championship Division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Fifth at Kentucky Invitational with a mark of 16-0 3/4...Outdoors - Struggled to find his groove during the outdoor campaign and was unable to net a clearance in four meets.

2010: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and earned team's Most Valuable Athlete Indoor Field Award...Indoors - Carded a sixth-place finish in his first career SEC competition, clearing 16-10 3/4 at the indoor meet...Soared over a personal- and UT season-best with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 17-1 1/2 in a sixth-place finish at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier...That height was good for the third-best indoor mark in the conference in 2010...Also set an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 17-0 3/4 and finished second at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Navigated a height of 15-7 to finish fourth at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - Snared a personal best and tied for UT's finest mark of the season at the NCAA East Regional Preliminary Round to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships...To do so, he cleared a height of 17-2 3/4 that ranked as the sixth-best individual SEC mark during the outdoor slate...Tied for 18th at NCAAs with a mark of 16-4 3/4...Registered a second-place finish at the Tennessee Invitational, sailing over the bar at 16-6 3/4.

2009: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Redshirted...Competed unattached outdoors on two occasions...Won the pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays with a lifetime-best clearance of 17-1...Posted a clearance of 16-2.75 to finish ninth at the Florida Relays...Competed in three indoor pole vault competitions unattached.

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY: Finished second in the pole vault at the NAIA Indoor Nationals in 2008 while competing for Cedarville University...Also placed 10th at the NAIA outdoor meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Left Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy with the school record in the pole vault at 15-8...Also a junior national qualifier in gymnastics.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 7, 1988...Majoring in mechanical engineering...Parents are John and Janelle Rasnick...Has an older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger sister, Sarah.

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