- Chris Hord
- 5' 6"
- Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Nease HS
- 148 lbs.
- Florida International)
2007 AS A JUNIOR: Competed in two outdoor meets, but did not record a clearance.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Attended Florida International 2003-06 … Best of 15-4 in pole vault … Graduated from FIU and is attending graduate school at UF.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 2003 Florida Class 2A Region 1 pole vault champion with mark of 14-0 … Finished second at Class 2A state meet with vault of 13-0 … Set high school pole vault record … 2003 graduate of Nease High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Christopher Richard Hord on Oct. 12, 1984 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Jack and Sue Hord … Has an older brother and older sister … Father was a Class A PGA pro player from 1971-99 … Favorite athletic moment was clearing 15-0 for first time … Has driven across the U.S. on a motorcycle twice … Admires Steve Prefontaine because he always gave 100 percent all of the time … Chose Florida because of the education and the opportunity to be a great student-athlete and person.
MAJOR: Graduate Studies/Applied Physiology and Kinesiology