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2013 Preview: Big 10 Indiana: One 17-4 vaulter

Terry Batemon, Scott Houston, Robert Lewis, Derek Messmer

Terry Batemon; Freshman; Indianapolis, Ind.; PREP:Personal best indoor and outdoor is 16′ 0″ … indoor and outdoor school record holder… MIC Conference Meet record holder … Marion County meet record holder … regional meet record holder … three-time indoor MIC champion … two-time Marion County champion … two-time Hoosier State Relays champion … member of second-place finishing team at outdoor state 2009 and third-place finishing team in 2011 … four letters it track and field… lettered three years in football.

PERSONAL: Born September 8, 1994 to Denise and Terry Batemon … one sister, Tynisa Batemon … intends to major in Sports Marketing and Management.

Scott Houston; Graduate Student; Oak Ridge, N.C.; last college: North Carolina  AT NORTH CAROLINA:Best freshman mark in the nation indoors in 2009 … nationally ranked 15th overall indoors with 5.34m (17′ 6 ¼”) … outdoor personal best 5.30m (17′ 4 ¼”) … placed 3rd as a freshman at ACC Championships … placed 3rd at US Junior Nationals 2009 … qualified for NCAA Regionals 3 times … ACC All-Academic Honor Roll Senior Year.

PREP:Seven-time state qualifier in pole vault … broke his school record as a freshman … broke indoor and outdoor state records in his junior year … ranked #1 American high school indoor pole vaulter senior year with personal record of 16’10 ¾”… two-time high school All-American… member of National Honors Society… officer of Interact Club … school and All-Time State Best (16′ 10 ¾”) … indoor state meet record (16′ 6″) and outdoor state meet record (16′ 0″).

PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1990 to Ben and Jean Houston… has one sister, Jaimie Houston… pursuing Masters Degree in Sport Management

Robert Lewis; Freshman; Indianapolis, Ind.PREP:All-State in 2012 in the pole vault … Ben Davis Track Man of the Year in 2012 … sectional and regional champion 2012 … two-time state qualifier … placed 11th at state meet in 2011 … placed sixth at the state meet in 2012 … placed first at USATF Nationals in 2010 … member of two state championship teams (2009, 2010) … second best vault in Ben Davis history … earned four letters in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born April 24, 1994 to Robert Lewis, Sr. and Olanda Lewis … has one brother, Elijah, and one sister, Reigan … majoring in Computer Science

Derek Messmer   Derek Messmer; RS Senior;Jasper, Ind.; 07/18/1989

2011 (JUNIOR):   Indoor: Took seventh in the pole vault at Big Tens, clearing a PR 5.08m (16-8). Outdoor: Cleared 5.00m (16-5) to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round … earned Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

2009-10 (SOPHOMORE):Indoor: Recorded an indoor PR at the Indiana Relays, clearing 4.90m (16-1). Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round with a clearance of 5.03m (16-6) at the Indiana State Quadrangular … cleared 4.95m (16-3) at the East prelims for 28th … finished 10th at Big Tens, just two spots out of scoring a team point for the Hoosiers … named Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic.

2008-09 (FRESHMAN):Indoor: Cleared 4.87m at the Indiana Relays, a career best. Outdoor: Cleared a career-best 4.65m at the Alabama Relays.

PREP:Holds the Jasper High School record for the pole vault (15’9″) … was a three-time sectional champion …was a two-time regional winner … three-time state qualifier … recieved All-State honors twice … won four letters in track and field and three in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born July 18, 1989 … majoring in management … son of Kevin and Bev Messmer … has a sister named Alison


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