Track & Field

Paul Thenard
Paul  Thenard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Marina HS

Height:
6-3

Event:
Pole Vault

Experience:
2L

LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
High Jump: 6-00.75
Pole Vault: 16-06.75

LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Pole Vault: 15-04.25

2016 (Junior): Big West point-scorer in the pole vault with a fifth-place finish at the conference meet ... Matched his personal best at 16-06.75 ... Also cleared that height for a runner-up performance at the Anteater 4-Way Meet ... Registered top-10 showings at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (16-00), Payton Jordan Invitational (16-00.50) and Triton Invitational (16-00.75) ... Tied for 24th in the pole vault with a height of 15-04.25 at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... Named to the MPSF and Big West All-Academic Teams.

2015 (Sophomore): Switched primary focus to the pole vault ... Placed fourth at the Big West Championships ... Matched his season best at 16-00.75 ... Also hit that mark at the Jim Bush Collegiate Challenge (3rd) ... Won the pole vault at the Anteater 4-Way Meet (15-11) ... Reached 15-09 at the California Collegiate Invitational, Big West Challenge and UCSD Triton Invitational ... Notched an indoor season-best 15-03.50 at the Lumberjack Team Challenge ... Earned MPSF and Big West All-Academic honors.

2014 (Freshman): Competed primarily in the high jump ... Cleared a season-best 6-00.75 to tie for sixth at the RCC Quad Meet ... Matched that height at the Cal-Nevada Championships and the Steve Scott Invitational ... Had a season-best 15-01 in the pole vault.

High School: Attended Marina High School ... Won the Sunset League title in the pole vault as a senior ... Also finished second in the 110m hurdles and third in the high jump ... Advanced to the CIF-Southern Section prelims in all three events ... Went on to place sixth in the pole vault at the CIF-SS Division I finals ... CIF qualifier in the high jump and pole vault in 2012 ... Established pre-collegiate bests of 6-03 in the high jump and 15-06 in the pole vault.

Personal: Majoring in exercise science.

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