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    Mike Yurcho     
     
      Mike Yurcho
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Medford, N.J.

High School:
Shawnee

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
TR

BEFORE TENNESSEE- Transferred from West Virginia after the Mountaineers dropped track and field ... Stands third on West Virginia's all-time best list with his 16-8.75 lifetime-best in the pole vault ... Redshirted 2003 indoor season ... Won five meets in 2003 -- West Virginia Holiday Classic (16-3), Maryland Invitational (16-4.75), West Virginia State Farm Games (16-2.75), USATF/MAC Open (16-11) and Penn Relays collegiate section (16-6.75) ... Took silver at the 2003 IC4A Championship with a 16-0.75 to help lead West Virginia to the team win ... Also won five meets in 2002 -- West Virginia Holiday Classic (15-6), Reno Pole Vault Summit college division (16-4.75), Wheeling Open (16-3), West Virginia Mountaineer Classic (15-9) and James Madison Invitational (16-3) ... Notched his indoor PR of 16-8.75 at the Penn State Challenge Cup ... Earned B.S. in physical education from West Virginia in August 2003 ... Big East Academic All-Star ... Won the conference title twice and set pole vault record while competing at Shawnee High ... Two-time county champion and indoor record holder ... All South Jersey indoor champion ... Three-time South Jersey Invitational indoor champion ... 1998 Garden State Games champion ... 1999 Penn Relays bronze medalist ... Three-time National Scholastic qualifier ... Competitive surfer who earned Pipe Master's Champion at age 17 ... Worked as a rodeo clown as a weekend summer job.

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