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