2013 PAC 12 Preview: UCLA Men all over 16-6

Mike Woepse,Mike Sakioka, Scott Cook, Connor Stark

Mike Woepse   Mike Woepse –Junior; Tustin, CA; 6-1 / 175; 05/29/1991

Best Marks Outdoor Pole Vault – 18-2.50; Indoor Pole Vault – 18-00.50

2012 – NCAA runner-up with a vault of 18-2.50 to earn first-team All-America honors … Tied for second at the NCAA Prelim (17-8.50) … Placed third at the Pac-12 Championships (17-2.25) … Won the vault vs. USC (17-6.50) … Tied for fourth at the RJ/JJK Invite (17-3) … Was first vs. WSU and Tennessee, setting a meet record against the Cougars (17-6.25) … Cleared a lifetime-best of 18-2.50 in the first outdoor meet of the year, breaking a meet record vs. Texas to win … In indoor track, was first in four of the five meets he competed in … MPSF champion (17-7.75) … Earned second-team All-America honors after finishing 14th at the NCAA meet … Set a meet record at the Cougar Invite (17-6.50) … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll … Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. 2011 – Tied for 20th in the pole vault (16-4.75) at the NCAA Championships to earn honorable mention USTFCCCA All-American honors … Was 10th in the vault (17-00.75) at the NCAA Prelim … Finished in a tie for 13th at Pac-10s (15-3.75) … Placed fifth against USC (15-9) … Tied for third at the RJ/JJK Invite (16-2.75) … Placed third in the Texas Tri-Meet (16-2.75) … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. High School – Suffered a hamstring injury in April of his senior year and could not complete the season … Had the No. 1 prep outdoor mark in the nation in 2010 (17-6) and five meets with clearances over 17-0 … Track & Field News All-American … 2010 indoor state and national champion in the vault … 2009 and 2010 Arcadia Invite champion … Orange Country Track Athlete of the Year in 2009 after winning the state, CIF and Arcadia crowns … Broke the Orange County vault record with a clearance of 17-6. Personal – Born May 29, 1991 … Son of Greg and Sharon Woepse … His dad was a world class pole vaulter with a top mark of 18-7 … He also placed second in the PanAm Games … His brother Greg was a vaulter on the track team and his sister Elizabeth competed for the Bruin women in the pole vault from 2005-2008 … Also has a younger brother, Patrick … Undeclared major. All-America Honors 2012 – Outdoor Pole Vault (1st-team); Indoor Pole Vault (2nd-team

Mark Sakioka    Mike Sakioka; Sophomore; Newport Beach, CA; 5-10 / 165;03/08/1993

Best MarksOutdoor Pole Vault – 16-9.25; Indoor Pole Vault – 16-2.75

2012 – Placed seventh at the Pac-12 meet (16-4.50) … Finished second vs. USC (15-11) … Cleared a lifetime-best of 16-9.25 at the RJ/JJK Invite to finish seventh overall … Placed fourth in section C at the Mt. SAC Relays (16-00.75) … Was third vs. WSU and Tennessee (16-1.25) … Finished fourth vs. Texas (15-11) … In indoor track, posted a best of 16-2.75.High School – Competed in the pole vault for Newport Harbor HS … Set the Newport Harbor HS record … CIF-SS champion and Sunset League MVP … Named one of Newport Beach’s top 15 athletes … Prep best of 16-3 … Ranked #1 in CA for indoor pole vault and #2 during outdoors.Personal –Born March 8, 1993 … Son of George and Stephanie Sakioka … Has two sisters, Jennifer and Lauren … Undeclared major

Scott Cook; RS Sophomore;Newport Beach, CA; 6-5 / 180 ;01/02/1992

Best Mark Outdoor Pole Vault – 16-9.25; Indoor Pole Vault – 16-2.75

2012 – Tied for third at the Jim Bush meet (15-3) … Was 11th at the Pac-12 meet (15-10.50) … Won his section at the Mt. SAC Relays with a lifetime-best of 16-9.25 … Tied for eighth at the RJ/JJK Invite (15-9.25) … Placed fifth at the Pepsi Invite (15-9) … Was fourth vs. Tennessee/WSU (15-7.25) … Was third vs. Texas (16-4.75) … In indoor track, had a top mark of 16-2.75 … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.2011 – Redshirt season … Competing unattached, posted a top pole vault mark of 15-2.25 … Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.High School – Earned three varsity letters in track at Mater Dei HS … 2010 CA State champion in the vault … Also won the CIF Masters, CIF-Div. II and Trinity League vault crowns in 2010 … Prep best of 16-3.Personal – Born January 2, 1992 in Newport Beach, CA … Son of John Cook, Jr. and Heather Glen … Has one sister, Nicole … Undeclared major.

Connor Stark last year as a high school senior cleared 16-6; He is red shirting this year.

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