Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Blaze  Galardy
Blaze Galardy

RS Junior

Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Basic HS

Pole Vault

I/O Eligibility:


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie


Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


Seven Illini Win Titles at Big Ten/SEC Challenge

Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener


2013 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

Underclassmen look for breakthrough season


Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team at the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships February 27-28, 2015.


EIU Big Blue Classic

Photos of the Illinois men's track & field team competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 3-4, 2015.


Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory


2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second at the Illinois Twilight with a personal-best mark 5.13m ... Placed fourth at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships with an eighth-place finish after setting a personal-best mark of 5.11m ... Recorded two top-five finishes during the season, including second at the Orange & Blue Open and fourth at the Spire Invitational.

2013 Track and Field
Opened the season a the Big Ten/SEC Challenge where he recorded a pole-vault mark of 15-5 (4.70m) and tied for ninth place... Posted his career-best mark of 15-7 (4.75m) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial where he finished fourth overall.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirted season.

Indoor: Redshirted season.

High School
Went undefeated as a senior in regular season track and field meets... Named to the Sunrise Southwest All-Star team as a junior and senior... Earned four varsity letters in track and field and two in football.

Parents are Matthew Galardy and Randi Raup... Major is political science... Hobbies include reading, hiking, and playing with his dogs... Plans to join the Federal Law Enforcement after finishing school.

Galardy's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 16-10 (5.13m) - Illinois Twilight (4/12/14)

Pole Vault: 16-9 ¼ (5.11m) - Big Ten Championships (2/28/14)

Updated July 2014