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    Brad Holtz     
     
      Brad Holtz
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barrington, R.I.

High School:
Barrington

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Event:
Pole Vault

PERSONAL RECORDS
Indoors
Pole Vault 17-4.50/5.30m (2009)
Outdoors
Pole Vault 16-10.75/5.15m (2009)
HOLTZ'S SEC SCORING
2009 Outdoor Pole Vault 5th, 16-10.75/5.15m
2009 Indoor Pole Vault 2nd,17-3/ 5.26m
2008 Outdoor Pole Vault 8th, 16-2.75/4.95m
2008 Indoor Pole Vault t6th, 16-4.75/5.00m
2007 Outdoor Pole Vault5th, 16-6.75/5.05m

UT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Scored in four consecutive SEC Championship pole vault competitions...Claimed runner-up finish and lifetime-best mark of 17-3 at the 2009 SEC Indoor meet.

2009: Named to the SEC Community Service Team...Made his second career NCAA Mideast Regional appearance, finishing 13th with a clearance of 16-7 1/4...Finished fourth with a mark of 16-10 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships, scoring for the third consecutive season outdoors...Placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-0 3/4 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 17-3 at the SEC Indoor Championships, earning second team All-SEC honors...Finished runner-up at the New Balance Invitational with a lifetime-best clearance of 17-4 1/2...That mark moved him to 12th place in UT history...Placed fourth with a mark of 16-0 3/4 at the Kentucky Invitational...Got over the bar at 16-5 1/4 to finish seventh at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2008: Returned focus exclusively to the pole vault after also contesting the heptathlon indoors...Tied for 11th at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships with his 16-7 1/4 clearance...Finished second in the pole vault with a 16-0 3/4 clearance at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Placed third in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Invitational after clearing the bar at 16-2 3/4...Tied for sixth at the Sea Ray Relays with a 16-6 3/4 clearance...Tied for second at the Tiger Track Classic with the same 16-0 3/4 height...Tied his personal-best clearance of 16-10 3/4 and finished third at the season-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational...Tied for sixth in the pole vault with a 16-4 3/4 clearance at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Tied for ninth with a pole vault clearance of 16-6 at the Virginia Tech Challenge...Tied for 12th in the championship section of the pole vault at the New Balance Invitational...Tied for second in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Finished eighth in the first heptathlon of his career after scoring 4,272 points at the Penn State National Invitational...Finished 12th in the long jump at the Big Ten-SEC Challenge...Upped his personal-best pole vault clearance by four inches with his 16-10 3/4 vault at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2007: Won Comeback of the Year Award at team banquet...Lettered after tying his then-personal-best clearance of 16-6 3/4 to place fifth in the pole vault and contribute to Tennessee's team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships...Was part of a Vol quartet that scored 24.5 points in the pole vault at the conference championship meet...Cleared a new personal-best height of 16-6 3/4 and finished third at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Tied for second after clearing the bar at 16-0 3/4 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Placed fifth with a 16-0 3/4 clearance at the Sea Ray Relays...Tied for fifth at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...Tied for sixth in the invitational section of the Alabama Relays...Tied for 13th at the SEC Indoor Championships after clearing 15-3...Finished ninth with a 15-9 clearance at the Virginia Tech Challenge...Recorded a season-best clearance of 16-0 3/4 at the McCravy Memorial...Cleared 15-11 and finished 11th at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Concluded fall training with a sixth-place, 15-1 finish at the Clemson Opener. 2006: Redshirted outdoors due to illness...Competed in three meets with his best finish and height coming in a third-place finish at 15-1 in the Disney World Invitational...Cleared the bar at a personal-best height of 16-4 3/4 to finish ninth after tiebreakers at the SEC Indoor Championships...Tied for third at the Tennessee Indoor Classic with a vault of 15-7...Finished sixth with vaults of 15-7 at the Kentucky Invitational and the Gator Invitational...Opened his collegiate career with a vault of 15-5 to tie for fifth at the Hoosier Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2004 New England championship with a 14-6 pole vault clearance as a junior...Took the pole vault championship at the 2004 Rhode Island state high school meet with a 14-5 leap...Also won the pole vault at the division and class meets in 2004...As a junior, won the pole vault at five different meets...His 15-0 clearance at the Bay State Games set a meet record...Jumped 15-6 in a third-place outing at the New England regional pole vault championship in 2004...As a sophomore, finished third at the 2003 Rhode Island state high school meet and eighth at the New England championship...Missed senior season due to injury, but not before notching a 15-7 PR just before that.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1986, in Reston, Va....Parents are Ira and Lauren Holtz...Family also includes younger sisters Jenny and Sally.

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