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MICHAEL HISSAM
  • Pole Vault
  • 5-9/150
  • Ind: Redshirt Senior, Out: Redshirt Senior
  • Savannah, Ga. (Benedictine Military HS)
  • BD: 1/10/78 (Savannah, Ga.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 1
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

Pole Vault: 5.21m (17-1) - 2000 Fast Times Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
Pole Vault: 5.30m (17-4.5) - 2000 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Best of 16-2.75 in the pole vault... Competed in five meets (all indoors)... Suspended from the team in early April... Set his season best at the Tyson Invitational, finishing ninth.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 17-4.5 in the Pole Vault (17-1 indoors)... Competed in 12 meets (Six Indoors, Six Outdoors)... 15th at the SEC Outdoor Championships, 15-9 (4.80m)... No heighted at the USTCA Team Championships... Second in the Florida Relays Invitational Pole Vault, 17-4.5 (5.30m)- NCAA Provisional Qualifier... Ninth at the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 15-9 (4.80m).

1999 AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: Best of 16-8.75 in the pole vault... Competed in 12 meets (Five indoor, Seven outdoor)... Eighth in the Outdoor SEC Championships pole vault, 15-9... 10th at the Florida Relays pole vault, 16-3.25 - Outdoor best... Eighth in the Indoor SEC Championships pole vault, 15-7... Earned his first victory in the Florida Intercollegiates pole vault, 16-8.75 - Personal Best.

1999 WINS (1): (i) Florida Intercollegiates, PV: 16-8.75.

1998 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Best of 16-0.75 in the pole vault... Ninth in the Outdoor SEC Championships pole vault, 15-1- one of only two freshman in the top 10 at the meet along with UF teammate Riley Tomlinson. 1997: Redshirted both indoor and outdoor seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: USA Track and Field Junior Olympics runner-up in the pole vault... 1995 Georgia State Junior Olympics champion.

PREP BESTS: PV: 14-6.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Named Most Improved Field Athlete by the UF coaches in 2000... Volunteered at the 1996 Summer Olympics... Became interested in the pole vault and track after his father told him to get a job or start playing sports... Career ambition is to be a physician... Hobbies include boating and fishing... Favorite musician is Jimmy Buffett... Favorite athlete is Dan O'Brien... Son of James and Prudence Hissam... Born Michael David Hissam on January 10, 1978 in Savannah, Ga... Has three brothers: Anthony, James and Edwin.

MAJOR: Business Administration.


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