John Smith
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Leesburg, Ga.

High School:


Pole Vault

2012: Outdoor - Finished ninth in the pole vault with a top mark of 16 feet, 8 ¾ inches at the SEC Championships...Was fourth at the Spec Towns Invite after reaching 16-8.75...Won the season-opening Georgia Relays after clearing 17 feet in the pole vault.

2012: Indoor - Had a season-best mark of 16 feet, 2 ¾ inches to take sixth in the pole vault at the VT Elite meet...Hit a personal-best height of 17 feet to tie for fourth at the SEC Championships.

2011: Outdoor - Cleared 17-0.75 on his opening attempt to take fourth at the SEC Championships...Cruised to a victory in the pole vault at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet after hitting a mark of 17-1...Won the War Eagle Invite after clearing 16-9.25 on his first attempt at the War Eagle Invite...Moved to sixth on the all-time top-10 list with a pole vault mark of 17-2.75 at the Spec Towns Invite.

2011: Indoor - Tied for eighth in the pole vault (16 feet, 5 ½ inches) at the SEC Indoor Championships...Recorded an indoor personal-best mark of 16-11.50 to finish fourth in the pole vault at the Virginia Tech Elite meet, shooting up to sixth on the all-time top-10 list.

2010: Outdoor - Was 21st in the pole vault at the NCAA East Prelims...fought through the wind and rain to take second place in the pole vault at the SEC Championships after equaling his personal-best mark (17 feet, ¾ inches)...matched his personal-best height in the pole vault (17-0.75) to finish second at the Bulldog Limited...reached a career-best height of 17-0.75 to finish second at the Spec Towns Invitational...had a career-best mark of 16-6.75 to take eighth at the Florida Relays...won his first collegiate meet at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Scored for the first time in his career after taking seventh in the pole vault at the SEC Championships...had a clean pole vault jump of 16 feet, 6 inches to take fifth at the Virginia Tech Elite...cleared a personal-best height of 15-1 for sixth place at the Kentucky Invitational.

2009: Indoor - Set a new personal-best height in the pole vault (15 feet, 7 inches) to take 15th at the SEC Championships...matched his career-best height of 14-7.25 at the Bulldog Limited to tie for fifth...registered a personal-best clearance of 14-7.25 to finish fifth at the Spec Towns Invitational.

High School: Won GISA region and state titles in the pole vault as well as in the 100-meter dash as a senior...Also won the region in the 200 and was the runner-up at the state meet...Part of 4x100 team which won the region championship...Captured region and state titles in the pole vault as a junior...Won a region championship in the pole vault as a sophomore and was runner-up as a freshman...Personal-best mark of 16 feet...School records in the pole vault, 200 and 4x100 relay...Played football for Deerfield-Windsor and holds records in longest kickoff return (98 yards), average yards per carry (9.8) and most yards in a season...Also involved in FCA and Young Life.

Personal: Born May 6, 1989...Son of Lynn and Susan Smith...Majoring in Landscape Architecture.

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