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Ivy League Preview: Harvard Men led by Weiler at 5.38

Fedor Garin; Michael Slovenski, Nico Weiler

    Fedor Garin –Senior; San Carlos, Calif; Engineering Sciences; Personal Best; Pole Vault – 5.01m;

2011-12 Competed in the high jump at the Battle of Beantown (10th, 1.80m) and the HYP meet (7th, 1.79m) during the indoor season … Earned a third-place finish in pole vault (4.60m) at George Davis Invitational … Placed second in pole vault (4.65m) at Harvard-Yale dual meet.2010-11 Placed fourth in the pole vault with a 4.55-meter clearance at the Gotham Cup … Won the pole vault at the Harvard Challenge (4.50) and posted a career-best mark of 4.90 to take the title at the Battle of Beantown … Placed eighth at Indoor Heps with a mark of 4.65 and ninth at IC4As with a 4.75-meter clearance … Took second at the Meeting of the Minds with a mark of 4.50 meters in the pole vault … Finished second in the pole vault at the Sam Howell Invitational with a final clearance of 4.80 … Won the pole vault against Yale with a mark of 5.01 … Placed second in the pole vault event at Heptagonal Championships with a clearance of 4.80-meters … Earned All-Ivy second team.2009-10 Finished seventh in the pole vault at the Dartmouth Relays with a vault of 4.12 meters …

Participated in the pole vault at Harvard Invitational … Finished sixth in the pole vault at the Paul Turner Harvard Select Meet with a mark of 4.19 meters … Finished sixth at the Terrier Invitational with a vault of 4.11 meters … Placed ninth in the pole vault at the Sam Howell Invitational with a clearance of 4.55 meters … Captured the pole vault title at the Brown Outdoor Invitational with a mark of 4.50 meters … Won the pole vault competition at the Yale Springtime Invitational with season-best mark of 4.80 meters… Also cleared 4.80 meters in fifth-place finish at outdoor Heps and eighth-place result at IC4A Championships.

Before Harvard Lettered in track and field as a sophomore, junior and senior … Team Most Valuable Player as a sophomore … Pacific Athletic League pole vault champion as a sophomore and senior … Placed third in the pole vault as a junior and second as a senior in the Central Coast Section … Recipient of the Bruce Usher Memorial Award for Athletics and Mathematics.
Personal Enjoys longboarding, skiing and judo.

    Michael Slovenski; Sophomore; Brunswick, Maine; Personal Best Pole Vault – 4.50m
2011-12 Finished fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.35 meters at the Battle of Beantown … Once again cleared 4.35 meters for seventh place at the HYP meet … Earned a sixth-place finish in pole vault (4.30m) at George Davis Invitational … Won and marked a personal best in the pole vault (4.50m) at MIT Spring Invitational … Placed ninth in pole vault (4.50m) at Ivy League Championships.High SchoolParticipated in the pole vault on the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Brunswick … Served as team captain during senior season … Conference and state indoor and outdoor pole vault champion in 2010 and ’11 …

New England pole vault champion in 2011 … Captured Dartmouth Relays pole vault title as a senior … Named to Maine Sunday Telegramall-state team as a junior and senior … Received all-conference honors as a junior and senior and conference all-academic honors as a senior.Personal National Honor Society member … Brother, Dave Slovenski, current member of track and field team at Princeton and brother, Steve Slovenski, also ran track for the Tigers … Father, Peter Slovenski, was a pole vaulter at Dartmouth

    Nico Weiler; Senior; Stuttgart, Germany;Economics; Personal Best Pole Vault – 5.38m Honors and Awards
Second-team All-Ivy League (indoors 2009)IC4A Champion (indoors 2009)Robert W. Hadwood Pole Vault Award (2009)USTFCCCA Male Field Athlete of the Year, Northeast region (2009) First-team All-ivy Leage (outdoors 2009)2011-12Had wins in the pole vault at the Saturday Night at the Armory II meet (5.00m), Battle of Beantown (4.95m), HYP meet (5.30m) and the Ivy League meet (5.30m) … Earned All-Ivy first team with his win at the Ivy indoor meet … Finished in second place in pole vault at Texas Southern Relays … Won the pole vault at North Florida Invitational (5.30m), George Davis Invitational (5.20m), Harvard-Yale dual meet (5.30m), and Larry Ellis Invitational (5.31m) … Placed second in long jump (6.85m) at Harvard-Yale dual meet … Marked a personal best and won the pole vault (5.38m) at ECAC/IC4A Championships … Placed third in pole vault (5.32m) at NCAA Preliminary Round.2010-11 Finished second in the pole vault at the Battle of Beantown with a clearance of 4.80 meters … Finished fourth in the pole vault at Indoor Heps with a 4.80-meter clearance …

Won the pole vault with a 4.85 mark at the Meeting of the Minds and placed fourth in the long jump with a 6.64-meter mark … Took third in the pole vault at the Sam Howell Invitational with a 4.80-meter clearance … Won the long jump (6.64) and the pole vault (5.01) at the HY Meet.  
2008-09
 Earned second-team All-Ivy honors … Won the pole vault at the IC4A Indoor Championships … Placed second in the pole vault at the Indoor Heptagonal Championships … Won the pole vault in his collegiate debut at the Husky Winter Carnival … Won the pole vault at the Battle of Beantown … Won the pole vault at the HYP meet and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships by clearing 5.20 meters, which is second best all-time at Harvard … Named COOP student-athlete of the week (Feb. 16) for winning the pole vault at the HYP meet … Won the pole vault at the 2009 European Athletics Junior World Championships … Ranks first in the Harvard annals for pole vaulting at 5.36 meters …Finished sixth in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships, with a clearance of 5.35 meters … Earned All-America honors, only the second Harvard male vaulter to earn such honors …

Named USTFCCCA Male Field Athlete of the Year for the Northeast region… Received first-team All-Ivy League honors with a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Heptagonal Championships … Won the pole vault at the Harvard-Yale dual meet …  Set a meet record in pole vault at the Harvard-Yale vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet, with a mark of 5.20 meters.
Personal Completed in track and field for two years at Los Gatos … Captained the team as a senior … Under 18 World Champion in the pole vault in 2007 … Two-time NSIC All-American … California state champion in the pole vault in 2007 and 2008 … San Jose Mercury News Track Athlete of the year in 2007 and 2008 … EA Sports Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Named to the 2008 All-USA team by USA Today … German champion in 2007 … Holds the CCS high school record, the State of Baden-Wuettemberg (Germany) record (age 14-17) and the U-18 World Championships Record.

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1 Comment

  • lukeb1

    October 25, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    Nico Weiler jumped 5.50 at NCAA d1 champs outdoors last year

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