Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


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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