The Big Ten Network will air tape-delay coverage of the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at 12 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 19.
A three-time Big Ten pole vaulte champion (2008 indoor, 2010 indoor and outdoor) ranks fourth in the pole vault on the Minnesota top-10 list outdoor (17-8 1/2) and tied for fifth indoor (17-6 1/2).
Indoor: Big Ten champion cleared a career-best height of 17-6 1/2 to win the title an NCAA provisional qualifier vaulted in nine meets captured five event titles. Outdoor: Captured his first Big Ten outdoor title cleared a career-best of 17-8 1/2 to win the crown attempted the bar at 18-feet for the first time an NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor placed 13th with a height of 17-2 3/4 won four event titles earned third varsity letter.
Indoor: Eligible for a medical redshirt for both the indoor and outdoor seasons competed in one meet, winning the Northwest Open with a indoor career-best of 17-4 1/2 mark tied for sixth on Gophers' top-10 list and was an NCAA provisional qualifier named Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week for Jan. 12 suffered leg injury and missed the remainder of the season. Outdoor: Redshirted.
Indoor: Big Ten champion in the pole vault won title with a career-best height of 17-1 3/4, the sixth-best vault in school history NCAA Championships provisional qualifier won four titles. Outdoor: NCAA Championships automatic qualifier in the pole vault cleared career-best of 17-5 in jump-off for fifth-place and automatic bid at NCAA Midwest Region Championships mark is the fourth-best in Gopher history All-Big Ten Second Team Conference runner-up with a leap of 17-2 3/4, the fifth-best height in school history named the BIg Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week after winning title at the Minnesota Open won three titles in outdoor season earned second varsity letter.
Indoor: Competed in five meets placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships with a height f 16-2 3/4 won the Snowshoe Open with a mark of 16-6, placing him ninth on Minnesota's top 10 list also placed sixth at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Competed in seven meets cleared a height of 16-6 3/4 at the Big Ten Championships to earn fifth place, at the time sixth on Minnesota's top-10 list finished second at the Drake Alternative varsity letterwinner.
A 2006 graduate of Cody High School high school coach was Scott Shaffer state champion in the pole vault and the high jump as a senior also placed second at state in the high jump in indoor track won the pole vault his junior year holds the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 16-9 all-state for two seasons earned four letters in track and field and two letters in indoor track lettered three times in baseball and was named all-state.
Born January 9, 1988 kinesiology, exercise science major parents are Russell and Mary Kay Peterson sister Amanda competed in swimming at the University of South Dakota brother Matt was a member of the golf team at Pacific University.