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    Chandler Rice     
     
      Chandler Rice
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Episcopal

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
1L

2003-Outdoor- Reached his season-best height of 16-6.75 to earn fourth at the Knoxville Invitational (April 27) ... Finished 12th with a 15-11 pole vault clearance at the SEC Outdoors ... Placed tied for 19th with a 15-7.25 effort at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbus, Ohio, where conditions were so windy the event was moved inside ... Notched a regional qualifier of 16-0.75 to take fifth at the College Station Relays, his season-opener ... Finished third with by topping the 16-0.75 bar in the open section of the Sea Ray Relays pole vault.

2003-Indoor- Soared to his career-best vault of 16-10.75 to take runner-up honors at the Tennessee Classic, behind only pro Tim Mack (Feb. 21) ... Hit his stride at the Armory Invitational, leaping 16-8.75 to capture fourth ... Slightly injured for the SEC Indoor pole vault, resulting in a no height after a strong close to the season ... Opened his season with a sixth-place, 16-0.75 effort to help Tennessee secure the SEC East Challenge team title ... Took eighth with a 15-11 clearance at the Gator Invitational.

2002-Outdoor- Cleared season-best bar at 15-11.25 to earn seventh in the pole vault at the Knoxville Invitational (April 28) ... Finished runner-up in the pole vault with a 15-6.25 mark at the Commodore Invitational ... Took fifth in the open section of the pole vault with a 15-9 height at the Sea Ray Relays ... Made Tennessee's SEC squad but no-heighted.

2002-Indoor- Opened the season at the Tennessee Indoor Classic (Jan. 6) with his lifetime-best clearance, a 16-6.75 liftoff to earn fifth.

2001-Outdoor- Topped out at 15-11.25 in the pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) in Knoxville ... Took fifth with a 15-9 clearance in the pole vault at the Gatorade Track Classic in Knoxville ... Cleared 15-5 at Arizona State's Baldy Castillo Invitational.

2001-Indoor- Finished sixth with a season-best 16-2.75 liftoff on the home runway at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet (Jan. 7) ... Jumping behind Lawrence Johnson and Tim Mack, Rice took fifth in the invite section of the pole vault with a 15-9 measurement at the Tennessee Indoor Invitational ... Jumped 15-9 to earn seventh at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational ... Cracked 16 feet with a 16-0.5 clearance to stand fourth and add points for the Vols at the SEC Quad at Kentucky ... No-heighted at the SEC Indoors at Kentucky.

2000- Redshirted ... Achieved his PR in the pole vault (16-5.25) while competing unattached at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Competed in the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships, but no heighted.

HIGH SCHOOL- Top marks are 16-0 (pole vault), 10.8 (100m dash) and 22.0 (200m dash) ... Named All-State and All-Parish in the pole vault ... Tabbed 1999 Region 2, Class AA Boy's Outstanding Performer ... Led team to district, regional and state AA titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

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