The University of Minnesota men's track & field program dominated a rare dual meet on Saturday afternoon against Border Battle rival Wisconsin, picking up a 98-59 win over the Badgers.
2015 | SENIOR SEASON Indoor: Finished first in the pole vault event at the 2015 Minnesota Open with a height of 4.88 meters (16-0.0 ft.). · At the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic placed 11th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.62 meters (15-01.75). · At the 2015 Iowa State Classic, placed 9th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.71 meters (15-05.50).
2014 | JUNIOR SEASON Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.92 meters (16-01.75). Finished 10th in the pole vault at the Jack Johnson Classic with a jump of 4.77 meters (15-07.75). In the pole vault at the Bill Bergan Invitational finished 8th with a jump of 4.80 meters (15-09.00). At the 2014 Thundering Herd Classic finished 8th in the pole vault with a mark of 4.61 meters (15-01.50). Placed 7th in the Iowa Statae Classic in the pole vault with a jump of 4.85 meters (15-11.00). Finished 3rd in the pole vault with a jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75) at the 2014 Snowshoe Open. At the Big Ten Championships finished 13th in the pole vault with a jump of 4.86 meters (15-11.25). Outdoor: At the 2014 Hamline Invitational, finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75). Placed second in the pole vault at the Holst Invitational with a jump of 4.5 meters (14-09.00). Won the pole vault at the Carleton Relays with a jump of 4.72 meters (15-05.75). Took home the pole vault title at the 2014 Tom Cat Twilight with a jump of 4.7 meters (15-05.00). Placed seventh in the MAC Twilight pole vault with a jump of 4.20 meters (14-01.25). Finished 6th in the pole vault at the Musco Twilight with a mark of 4.53 meters (14-10.25). Finished 8th in the pole vault at the 2014 UW La Crosse Eagle Open with a jump of 4.66 meters (15-03.50). Tied for tenth at the UW La Crosse Qualifier in the pole vault with a mark of 4.66 meters (15-03.50).
2013 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Indoor: Finished third on pole vault at the Bill Vergan Invitational with a mark of 16-00 3/4 (4.90m)· took third on pole vault at the Northwest Open with a mark of 15-06 1/4 (4.73). Outdoor: Finished second on pole vault at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a mark of 16-0-00 (4.91m)· finished second at the Hamline Unsaintly· took third at the Hamiline Invitational in the pole vault with a height of 16-00.75 (4.90m)· Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 | FRESHMAN SEASON Indoor: Competed in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 4,917 points · placed second in the heptathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic (4,737) · finished third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Northwest Open with a time of 8.69 · finished fourth in the Pole vault at the Bethel Invite with a height of 15-7 (4.75m). Outdoor: Big Ten Championships competitor in the decathlon (6,424) · competed in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with a mark of 6,583 · won the pole vault at the Drake Alternate (16-5 1/4) and the Bolstorff Twilight (15-9 3/4) · placed second at the Hamline Invite (16-2 3/4) · finished fourth in the 400 meters at the Bolstorff Twilight with a time of 50.60 · Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 | REDSHIRT SEASON Redshirted the Indoor and Outdoor seasons
HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Kaneland High School · high school coach was Eric Baron · two-time Illinois Class 2A state champion · part of the first-place 4x400m relay in 2010 · the 2009 300m intermediate hurdles champion with a state-record time of 38.57 · finished fourth in the 300m IH, fifth in the 110m high hurdles, and seventh in pole vault in 2010 · 2010 Western Sun Conference champion in the 300IH, pole vault, and 4x400m relay · All-Western Sun Conference honoree in 2009 and 2010 · senior athlete of the year · also lettered in football one year and cross country three years · high honor roll student.
PERSONAL Born July 6, 1992 · plans to major in electrical engineering · son of Jay and Melanie Markuson · has a younger brother, Jay · father, Jay, ran track at Western Illinois · enjoys playing pool and listening to music.