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Jeff Rodriguez
Jeff Rodriguez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Fossil Ridge

Weight:
190

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
03/10/1990

Experience:
1L


02/16/2013

T&F: Track squads complete final step prior to league meet

Butler leads Mavericks at Oklahoma Sooner Invitational

02/14/2013

T&F: Final prep for track programs to take place at Sooner Invitational

UTA will not field a full team, but it still rates as an important weekend for many

01/22/2013

T&F: Men's indoor track moves into top 25

Four athletes projected to score at national meet

01/09/2013

Men's track ranked 26th in preseason national poll

Three All-Americans headline Maverick squad

12/18/2012

Track teams gearing up for promising indoor season

Head coach John Sauerhage optimistic about men's and women's squads

AT UT ARLINGTON
Indoor Highlights:
2013
• Competed in just two events on the year while recovering from injury.
• Placed ninth in the pole vault at the WAC Championships (15-04.25).
• Had a season-best clearance of 15-07.25 during a fourth-place showing at the Sooner Invitational.

2012
• Set a school-record in the pole vault with a mark of 5.35 meters at the SLC Championships.
• Was the league champion in the pole vault.
• Won six of the seven events in which he competed in during the indoor season.
• Placed third at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a mark of 5.30 meters, narrowly missing a spot in the NCAA Championships.
• Cleared 5.18 meters in every event of the season.

Outdoor Highlights:
2012
• Established a new school record in the pole vault, clearing 5.40 meters at UTA's Bobby Lane Invitational.
• Matched his school mark of 5.40m in his next meet, the Texas Relays, to place fifth at the prestigious event.
• Broke a 34-year-old meet record at the Leon Johnson Northwestern State Invitational with a vault of 5.35 meters.
• Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries, where he posted a mark of 5.25 meters.
• Suffered an injury to his hand and missed several weeks of training in the latter stages of the season.

2011
• Competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships and cleared a season-high mark of 5.25 meters.
• Came in first in pole vault with a height of 5.20m at the Drake Relays.
• Was the runner up at the SLC Outdoor Championships with a pole vault height of 5.05 meters.
• Placed first in pole vault with a height of 5.01 meters and the Northwestern State Invitational.
• Tied for third at the Michael Johnson Classic after clearing 5.05 meters.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON
• Recorded a mark of 17-4.5 unattached to a university.
• Placed second at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympics national meet.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Finished third in Texas state meet during the 2008 season.
• Won Regional championship as a senior that year.
• Placed first in the district championships all four seasons at Fossil Ridge.
• Top performance was 16-6.5 in high school.
• Earned four letters in track and two in football.

PERSONAL
• Born March 10, 1990, in Arlington, Texas.
• Is the son of George and Lisa Rodriguez.
• Father, George, held pole vault record at North Texas for 20 years.
• Is an undeclared major.
• Member of the Texas Pole Vault & Elite Sportz Complex.

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