Matthew Bane   Matthew Bane, Blaze Galardy, Cody Klein, Joshua Hodur

Matthew Bane– junior; Rochester High School; Rochester, Ill; 02/03/1992; PR 17-3 ¾ (5.28m)

2012 Track and Field  Outdoor:Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship … Scored points at the Big Ten Championships, finishing eighth … Won the event at the Tom Botts Invitational … Recorded his season-best mark of 17-0 1/4 (5.19m) at the LSU Invitational, placing third … Academic All-Big Ten.Indoor:Did not compete.

2011 Track and Field Outdoor:Participated in the USA Junior Championships placing ninth in a tie … Tied for third at the Big Ten Championships … Placed second at LSU Invitational and Tom Botts Invitational …  Had his personal-best at the Drake Relays with 16-10 ¾ (5.15m) Indoor:First Illinois’ Big Ten pole vault champion since 2000 after winning event with a personal-best height of 17-3 3/4 (5.28m) … Won the event title at the Illini Classic … Finished in the top six in every meet he competed in.

High SchoolState champion in the pole vault at the 2010 Illinois Class A Track and Field Championships … Owned personal-best heights of 16-6 (indoor) and 16-6 (outdoor) … Was nationally ranked fifth in the event for indoors and 23rd for outdoors … Earned four letters in football and track and field during high school career.

PersonalFull name is Matthew Levi Bane … Born Feb. 3, 1992 … Parents are Jeffrey and Debbie Bane … Has a brother, Kevin and a sister, Amanda … Hobbies include gaming and playing sports … Biggest thrill in sports was the track state tournament … Favorite athlete is Jeff Hartwig … Majoring in recreation sport and tourism.

Bane’s Personal Best

OutdoorPole Vault: 17-0 1/4 (5.19m) – LSU Invitational (4/7/12)

Indoor Pole Vault: 17-3 ¾ (5.28m) – Big Ten Championships (2/26/11)

Blaze Galardy   Blaze Galardy  Sophomore; Basic HS; Champaign, Ill.;

2012 Track and Field Outdoor:Redshirted season.

Indoor:Redshirted season.

High SchoolWent undefeated as a senior in regular season track and field meets… Named to the Sunrise Southwest All-Star team as a junior and senior… Earned four varsity letters in track and field and two in football.

Personal Parents are Matthew Galardy and Randi Raup… Major is political science… Hobbies include reading, hiking, and playing with his dogs… Plans to join the Federal Law Enforcement after finishing school.

Cody Klein    Cody Klein; Junior; Sparta, Ill.; 07/13/1992;


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)

High School2010 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.

PersonalFull 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

Track & Field OutdoorPole Vault: 17-2 ¾ (5.25m) – Illini Classic (1/21/12)

Indoor Pole Vault: 17-2 3/4 (5.25m) – Illini Classic (2/10/12)

Joshua Hodur   Joshua Hodur; Senior; Chicago, Ill.; 07/29/1991


2012 Track and Field Outdoor:Scored points for the Orange and Blue at the Big Ten Championships, placing sixth  … Took first at the EIU Big Blue Classic, setting a personal-best jump of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m) … Won the Purdue Open Invitational title, tying his career-best of 5.10m … Finished in the top-six in every meet he competed in … Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor:Had his personal-best jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial with 16-02 (4.93m) placing fifth … Tied for second at the Tyson Invitational with 16-1 1/4 (4.91m) … Placed fourth in the Illini Open with a vault of 15-8 (4.80m) … Competed in four meets.

2011 Track and Field Outdoor:Placed third at Sea Ray Relays with 16-0 ¾ (4.90m), giving him a personal-best…Tied for fifth at Tom Botts Invitational with 15-7 ¼ (4.76m) … Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 Track and Field Outdoor:Notched a personal-best height of 15-7 ¼ (4.76m) in the pole vault at the Pepsi Invitational … Cleared 15-5 (4.70m) in the pole vault at the Illinois Twilight and took fifth … Placed sixth in the pole vault at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a height of 15-7 (4.75m).

Indoor:Competed in the pole vault at five meets, recording a pair of top-five finishes … Finished fourth in the event at the Carle/Health Alliance Class and tied for third at the Illinois Intercollegiate … Cleared a personal-best height of 15-7 (4.75m) at the Meyo Invitational.

High SchoolTook seventh place in the pole vault at the 2009 Illinois Class 3A state meet … Holds high school pole vault record … Was a two-time All-Chicago Catholic League and All-Area selection in football.

PersonalBorn July 29, 1991 … Parents are Thomas and Leanne Hodur … Has two brothers and one sister … Earned six varsity letters in high school, three each in football and track and field … Favorite athlete is Tom Brady … Majoring in accounting … Plans to get his CPA and start a career in Accountancy upon graduation.

Hodur’s Personal Bests OutdoorPole Vault: 16-8 ¾ (5.10m) – EIU Big Blue Classic/Purdue Open (3/29/12) – (4/27/12)

Indoor Pole Vault: 16-04 (4/98m) – Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/26/11)

Pole Vaulting
Pole Vaulting

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