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Matt Deering
Matt Deering

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dowagiac, Mich.

High School:
Dowagiac

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
01/31/1979


2001 OUTDOOR: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... personal best 17?2 3/4? at Mt. Sac Invitational ... sixth at Big Ten Championship (17? 3/4?) ... second (16? 6?) at Len Paddock ... second (16? 8 3/4?) at Central Collegiate Championship ... third (17? 3/4?) at Hillsdale Relays ... second at Mt. Sac relays (17? 2 3/4?) ... third (16? 6?) at Univ. of Michigan Traingular ... third at Notre Dame Quadrangular (15? 6?).

2001 INDOOR: Sixth at Big Ten Championship (17? 3/4?) ... fourth at Meyo Invitational (16? 2 3/4?) ... second (17?) at Red Simmon Invitational ... second at Spartan Invitational (16? 5 1/4?).

2000 OUTDOOR: Jumped over 16? 5? four times ... 16? 10? at Sea Ray Relays for seventh ... two first-places finishes at the Alabama Relays and Central Collegiate Conference Championships.

2000 INDOOR: Team?s top vaulter in 2000, clearing 16? 10? 3/4 ... two first-place finishes at Michigan State Open (16? 6?) and Notre Dame Invitational (16? 0?) ... third at Big Ten Championship (16? 10 3/4?).

1999 OUTDOOR: 17? 1/2? at the Florida Invitational ... second-best outdoor vault in Spartan history ... 17? for first at the Central Collegiate Championships ... third at Big Ten Championship (15? 11 3/4?).

1999 INDOOR: Placed third at the Big Ten Championships (16? 8 3/4?) ... 17? 0? at the Michigan Intercollegiate (fourth-best indoor vault in Spartan history) ... cleared 16? 8 3/4? at the Iowa State Classic.

1998 OUTDOOR: Top 10 finish at the U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships (16? 2 3/4?) ... USATF All-American.

1998 INDOOR: 12th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (15? 9 1/4?) ... top-five finish (5? 11?) at Central Collegiate Indoor Championships ... fifth at Michigan Intercollegiate Championships ... third at Michigan State Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year track and field letterwinner at Dowagiac Union ... captained the team as a senior ... 1996 state pole vault champion ... regional pole vault champion as a junior and senior ... team finished second in the state in his junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society ... personal best in the pole vault of 15? 3?.

PERSONAL: Born January 31, 1979, he is the son of William and Marilyn Deering ... father ran track at Northern Illinois ... brother, Bill, ran track at Miami (FL) and the Powerade Track Club ... supply chain management major.

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