Paul Terek
Paul Terek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Livonia, MI

High School:
Livonia Franklin

Event:
Pole Vault/Multi Events

Birthdate:
10/20/1979


03/05/2014

Six Spartans Qualify for 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Franklin named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championship, All-Big Ten teams announced.

2001 OUTDOOR: All-America honors for decathlon ... All-Conference honors ... Big Ten Athlete of the Year ... Big Ten Athlete of Meet ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (3/27) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... set Big Ten decathlon record (7,695 points) ... set school decathlon record (7,695 points) ... set pole vault school record (17? 7?) ... fourth at NCAA Championship in decathlon (7,645 points) ... first at Big Ten Championship in pole vault ( 17? 5 1/2?) and decathlon (7,695 points)... first in pole vault at Central Collegiate Conference Championships (17? 3 1/2?) ... first in pole vault at Hillsdale Relays (17? 6 1/2?) ... fifth at Mt. Sac Relays in pole vault (17? 7?) and third in decathlon (7,441 points) ... first at the Univ. of Michigan Triangular in pole vault (17? 4 1/2?) and second in javelin throw (180? 9?) ... first at the Notre Dame Quadrangular in pole vault (16?).

2001 INDOOR: All-America honors ... All-Big Ten first team ... Big Ten Champion (pole vault and heptathlon) ... set Big Ten pole vault record (18? 2 3/4?) ... set pole vault school record (18? 2 3/4?) ... set heptathlon school record (5,685 points) ... finished eighth at NCAA Championships in pole vault (17? 7 3/4?) ... first at Big Ten Championship in pole vault (18? 2 3/4?) and heptathlon (5,685 points) ... second in pole vault at Meyo Invitational (16? 8 3/4?) ... first vs. Notre Dame in pole vault (17? 1?) ... first at Red Simmons Invitational in pole vault (17? 8 1/2?) ... first at Spartan Invitational in pole vault (16? 11?).

2000 OUTDOOR: Redshirt

2000 INDOOR: Redshirt

1999 OUTDOOR: Big Ten runner-up in the decathlon (7,225 points), provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships and set a school record ... placed first in decathlon at the Florida Relays (7,156 points), third-best on the MSU all-time chart ... threw the javelin a team-best 187? 10? at Florida Relays, establishing the second-best throw in Spartan history ... cleared an outdoor-best 16? 6? in pole vault at Hillsdale Relays ... placed 15th in the javelin at Big Ten Championships (151? 4?).

1999 INDOOR: Established school record in the pole vault (17? 2 3/4?) at Iowa State Classic, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Big Ten runner up in the pole vault (17? 3/4?) ... set school record in the heptathlon (5,462 points) at the Big Ten Championships, placing third.

1998 OUTDOOR: Fifth-place finishes in both the decathlon (6,609 points) and the pole vault (16? 8 3/4?) at the U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships ... javelin toss of 189? 9? at U.S. Junior Championships set a new school record ... took second in the decathlon (7,206 points) at Big Ten Championships, setting an MSU record ... placed second in the pole vault (17? 3 1/4?) at Len Paddock Invitational, to qualify for the NCAA?s and set a Spartan record ... leap of 16? 5 3/4? at Jesse Owens Track Classic led him to a fourth-place finish ... captured first place at Florida Relays with a leap of 16? 9 1/4? in the pole vault.

1998 INDOOR: Set the school record in the pole vault on three different occasions during the season ... top leap of 17? 0 3/4? to win the pole vault at the Michigan Intercollegiate ... earned pole vault victories at the Michigan State Invitational (16? 9 3/4?), the Notre Dame/MEYO Invitational (16? 3?) and the Central Collegiate Championship (16? 5?) ... placed fifth in the heptathlon (4,766 points) at the Michigan Intercollegiate ... scored points at the Big Ten Championships with fifth-place finishes in the pole vault (16? 11 1/4? ) and the heptathlon (4,954 points).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year track and field letterwinner ... lettered in football and basketball ... captain of track team junior and senior years ... all-conference, all-metro and all-state track honors ... named all-conference, all-metro and an East Team All-State as a wide receiver in football ... pole vault best of 16? 6? ... long jump of 22? 0 3/4? ... ran a 11.07 sec. 100m , a 22.7 sec 200m and the 400 in 51.3 sec ... named top 10 scholar-athlete and earned academic all-state honors in track.

PERSONAL: Born October 20, 1979, he is the son of Paul and Cynthia Terek ... a mechanical engineering major.