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Pole Vault


Ind: Redshirt Freshman, Out: Redshirt Freshman

Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Northrop HS)

BD: 8/24/79 (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)

1999:  Did not compete... Redshirted entire year.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Six-time All-American in the pole vault... Two individual state championships... Three-time conference and regional champion.... 1998 runner-up at the indoor national championships... 1997 runner-up in the outdoor national championships... Finished third outdoors in 1998... Member of the Northrop 1997 team state championship... 1998 team runner-up at the state championships... Holds Northrop High pole vault record. High School Coach:  Bobby Shank. PREP BESTS:  PV: 16-7

"BEYOND THE STATS": Fifth of 11 children in his family... Has six brothers: Seth, Shae, Jordan, Jae, Shori and Sheldon; and four sisters: Joell, Sara, Jyll and Seyla... Person he admires most is his high school coach Bobby Shank, who remains a key coach in his career... Son of George and Vicki Gerardot... Born Jo'l Michale Gerardot on August 24, 1979 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. MAJOR: Therapeutic Recreation, minor in Gerontology.

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