Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.
Jaelynn Pryor (400-meter hurdles) and Hannah Sailar (pole vault) punch ticket to NCAA Regionals.
MSU to be represented at Mt. SAC, Larry Ellis and Jesse Owens this weekend.
Gjokaj wins the discus and Mattix takes first in the pole vault on Friday in Knoxville.
11 individual wins highlight Michigan State's track & field showcase.
2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Purdue University (May 16-18)
Pole Vault - 5.20m/17-0¾
OUTDOOR: MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award... Won the pole vault at the Tennessee Relays, clearing a season-high height of 5.00m (16-4.75)... Finished second in the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational and the GVSU Second To Last Chance Meet.
INDOOR: Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championship with a season-best height of 5.11m (16-9.25)... Won the SPIRE Invitational and the Bob Eubanks Open... Finished second in the pole vault at the Meyo Invitational.
OUTDOOR: Placed fourth in pole vault at the Spartan Invitational with a season-high mark of 4.95m/ ... Posted a mark of 4.67 in pole vault at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Competed in pole vault at the Akron Campbell Wright Open, posting a mark of 4.78m/ ... Earned a 4.76m in pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships.
INDOOR: Did not compete.
OUTDOOR: Placed second in the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational with a height of 4.88m.
INDOOR: In the 2012 Big 10 Indoor Championships he vaulted for a height of 5.12m to place seventh... At the SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Invitational, he pole vaulted a height of 4.90m ... He recorded a height of 5.16m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, placing third overall ... Competed at the Notre Dame Invitational with a height of 5.05m...At the GVSU Bob Eubanks, he vaulted 5.00m for fifth.
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Outdoor Second-Team All-American
NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
OUTDOOR: Placed first at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational in pole vault with a jump of 5.13m ... Jumped at distance of 5.03m and placed fifth at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... Recorded another first-place finish at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational with a jump of 5.00m ... Jumped a distance of 5.00m at the Drake Relays ... Was a member of the 4x100m relay team which ran a time of 42.75 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Finished first with a personal-best jump of 5.20m at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round ... Finished the season with a jump of 5.15m in pole vault at the NCAA Division I Championships.
INDOOR: Placed second at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational with a pole vault jump of 5.05m ... Recorded another second-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational with a jump of 5.00m in pole vault ... Vaulted a distance of 4.90 with a seventh-place finish at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... Finished second in pole vault at the GVSU Big Meet with a jump of 5.10m ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships vaulted a distance of 5.18m for a fifth-place finish.
OUTDOOR: In the pole vault reached a height of 4.90m (16-0 ¾) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships for eighth place ... Pole Vaulted a height of 4.90m (16-0 ¾) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... At the Indiana State University Quad had a height of 4.73m (15-6 ¼) in the pole vault.
INDOOR: At the Big Ten Indoor Championships reached a height of 4.90m (16-0 ¾) in the pole vault ... Vaulted in the GVSU Big Meet to a height of 4.80m (15-9) in the pole vault ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational pole vaulted to a height of 4.75m (15-7) ... In the pole vault had a recorded height of 4.60m (15-1) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... At the Kentucky Invitational had a vault of 4.60m (15-1) in the pole vault.
Four year letterwinner in track and also earned a letter in both golf and soccer at Saranac High School ... Was a three time all-state and four time all-conference honoree in track and field ... Undefeated, earning victories in every invite his freshman, sophomore and junior years ... Elected captain his senior year and won the regional and conference championship.
Born on November 6, 1990 ... Son of Billy Mattix and Christina Henningson ... Majoring in kinesiology.