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    Will Schaeffer
    Will Schaeffer
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Glenview, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenview South HS

    Event:
    Pole Vault

    Birthdate:
    04/26/1989

    I/O Eligibility:
    JR/JR

    AT ILLINOIS

    2011 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Did not participate

    2010 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at two meets ... Posted a mark of 15-1 (4.60m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and notched a mark of 14-5 ¼ (4.40m) at the Iowa Invitational.

    Indoor: Was the runner-up in the pole vault at the first two meets of the year ... Recorded a height of 14-9 (4.50m) at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic and cleared a height of 14-7 ¼ (4.45m) in the event at the Iowa Dual.

    2009 Track & Field
    Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season.

    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Placed ninth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-best height of 16-2 3/4 ... Vaulted over 16 feet outdoor for the first time at the Illinois Twilight (16-0 3/4) ... Won pole vault title at the SIU Spring Classic (15-7) ... Finished runner-up in the pole vault in the "B" section at the Kansas Relays and also was runner-up at the SEMOtion Relays.

    Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships, placing 13th ... Finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational with an indoor personal-best mark of 16-0 3/4 ... Marked 15-11 in the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic.

    High School
    Took fifth at the 2007 Illinois state meet in the pole vault ... Qualified for the 2006 state meet in the pole vault ... Holds school indoor and outdoor records in the pole vault ... Lettered three years in track and field and twice in swimming.

    Personal
    Born April 26, 1989 ... Son of Mike and Mary Schaeffer ... Has one brother, Mike ... Majoring in molecular and cellular biology.

    Schaeffer's Personal Bests
    Outdoor
    Pole Vault: 16-2 ¾ (4.95m) - Big Ten Championships (5/16/08)

    Indoor
    Pole Vault: 16-0 ¾ (4.90m) - Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26/08)

    Updated October 2011

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