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Dan Shaffer
  • Pole Vault
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Clermont, Fla. (South Lake HS/Florida State)
  • BD: 16/6/81 (Westwood, N.J.)


Pole vault: 15-11.25, 2005 SEC Indoor Championships
Pole vault: 15-5, 2004 FSU Dual Meet, Gainesville, Fla.

2005 AS A SENIOR: Competed in five meets (three indoors, two outdoors) Tied for 13th at SEC Outdoor Championships with mark of 4.72m/15-5.75 Ninth in pole vault at SEC Indoor Championships with career-best mark of 15-11.25 Finished third in pole vault in first meet of season at Gator Invitational with mark of 4.85m/15-11 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 4.60M/15-1 (pole vault) ... Competed in six meets (two indoor, four outdoor) ... Finished fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.70m.15-5 at the FSU Dual Meet...Placed fifth in the pole vault at the USF Invitational, clearing 4.58m/15-00.25 ... Tied for seventh in the pole vault garnet competition at the FSU Relays, clearing 4.40m/14-5.25 ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 15-1 (pole vault) ... Competed in five meets (three indoor, two outdoor) ... Runner-up at the Seminole Invitational in the pole vault (15-1) ... Finished 11th in the pole vault at the Florida Relays (15-0.25) ... No-heighted at the Gator Invitational and at the SEC Challenge ... Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Florida Intercollegiates (15-1).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Was the 2000 3A Florida state champion in the pole vault (15-0) and runner-up in same event in 1998 (14-0) and 1999 (13-6) Held high school record at 15-4 (has since been re-set at 15-8) Finished 11th at the 2000 Nike Indoor Championships Was the high school Division 2 champion at the 2000 Reno Pole Vault Summit and also won the event at the 2000 Mobile Meet of Champions Competed in the 1999 Nike Indoor Championships, where he finished 11th Most memorable track moment was winning states his senior year and having two of his teammates follow him, becoming the only team to ever finish 1-2-3 in the pole vault in Florida at the state championships Admires Jeff Hartwig because he is an amazing athlete and is American's best chance at going over 20 feet in the vault Also admires his father because he is a good man who takes care of his family.

PREP BESTS: Pole vault: 15-4

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