2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the pole vault ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the Kentucky Relays with a personal-best mark of 5.30m, the sixth-best mark in school history ... Placed third at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite and fourth at the Illinois Twilight.
Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded four top-three finishes during the season ... Placed second at the Husker Invitational with a season-best mark of 5.18m ... Placed third at the Illini Open, Illini Classic and Indiana Relays.
2013 Track and Field Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round and matched his season best mark of 17-0 3/4 (5.20m) at the meet ... Set the season best mark earlier in the year at the Auburn Tiger Classic ... Finished runner-up at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invite title.
Indoor: Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, placing third ... Set a lifetime best mark of 17-4 1/2 (5.30m) twice during the season, first at the Spire Invite and then at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Personal best mark ranks eighth best in the Illinois record books.
2012 Track and Field Outdoor: Recorded a season-best mark mark of 16-3 1/4 (4.96m) twice during the season, with the first at the Tom Botts Invitational and then again at the Big Ten Championship ... Competed in four meets during the season.
Indoor: Had a personal best jump of 17-2 3/4 (5.25m) at the Illini Classic, winning the title ... Placed second in the Illini Open with 17-0 3/4 (5.20m) and third at the Mark Colligan Memorial vaulting 16-2 (4.93m) ... Placed in the top ten in five of the six meets he competed in.
2011 Track and Field Outdoor: Participated in pole vault...Tied for second at the USA Junior Championships with 16-0 ¾ (4.90m)...Placed fifth at LSU Invitational with 16-2 ½ (4.94m)...Had a personal-best at Drake Relays with 16-4 ¾ (5.00m)
2010 runner-up in the pole vault at the Illinois state meet ... Owns a personal-best mark of 17-0 in the pole vault ... Was ranked fifth nationally during the outdoor season ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors in track in 2010.
Full name is Cody Thomas Klein ... Born July 13, 1992 ... Parents are Gary and Tammy Klein ... Has a brother, Joel ... Biggest thrill in sports is the silence before the vault ... Former Illini Andrew Zollner most influenced his athletic career because he introduced him to pole vaulting ... Majoring in community health.
Klein's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 17-4 ½ (5.30m) - Kentucky Relays (4/19/14)
Pole Vault: 17-4 1/2 (5.30m) - Spire Invite (2/9/13)