Matt Sullivan
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
High School: Caldwell HS
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2014 Outdoor: Sullivan qualified for the NCAA Championship meet and finished 22 in the event with a height of 16-8.75 (5.10m)…placed eighth at the NCAA preliminary round in the event with a height of 17-3 (5.26m)… earned First-Team All-WAC honors for his first-place finish in the pole vault with a career-best height of 17-7.25, 5.37m…helped aid the men’s team in a Western Athletic Conference Championship...won the event at the Vandal Jamboree (16-5.5, 5.02m) and the Sam Adams Classic (16-8.75, 5.10m)… and earned two Western Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week awards.

2014 Indoor: Sullivan earned First-Team All-WAC honors for his first-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 16-6.75 (5.05m)… helped aid the men’s team to a 2014 Western Athletic Conference Championship… and won the event at the WSU Open with a height of 16-8.75 (5.10m).

2013 Outdoor: Sullivan earned First-Team All-WAC honors at the WAC Championships with his third-place mark of 16-3.25 (4.96m)... placed first in the Sun Angel Classic on Apr.6 with a career-best vault of 17-5 (5.31m)... placed 37th at the NCAA Preliminary on May.25 with a mark of 6-6.75 (5.05m)

2013 Indoor: Sullivan was the fourth Vandal in Idaho history to reach the 17ft mark in the pole vault when he hit a mark of 17-0.75 (5.20m) at the Idaho Collegiate on Feb. 15 to win the event...earned Second-Team All-WAC honors at the WAC Championships with his fifth-place mark of 16-10 (5.13m)...placed first in multiple meets including the Idaho Collegiate (15-11, 4.85m) on Jan.19, the Cougar Indoor (16-1.25, 4.91m) on Jan.26 and the Vandal Indoor (16-4.75, 5.00m) on Feb.1...won the UW Final Qualifier on Mar.1 with a mark of 16-10 (5.13m)

2012 Outdoor: Sullivan climbed the Idaho charts and earned First-Team All-WAC honors in his first season as a Vandal … took runner-up honors in the pole vault at the WAC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 16-0.75 (4.90m) … moved into a tie for fourth all-time at Idaho in the vault on May 5 at the Vandal Jamboree with a career-best height of 16-1.75 (4.92m) and a second-place finish … tied teammate Dylan Watts for his career victory on April 7 at the WAR V dual meet when they both cleared 15-11 (4.85m) … took third at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 20 with a height of 16-0.75 (4.90m).

2012 Indoor: Sullivan went higher than any freshman in Idaho history and earned First-Team All-WAC honors in his first season as a Vandal … cleared 16-0.75 (4.90m) in the pole vault at the WAC Indoor Championships for a runner-up finish and All-WAC First Team accolade … tied for the win in his heat of the vault at the Husky Classic on Feb. 11 with a mark of 16-2 (4.93m), which is the best ever by an Idaho freshman in the event … took second in the pole vault at the UW Open on Feb. 12 with a height of 15-11 (4.85m).

High School: Sullivan was a two-time Idaho 5A state champion in the pole vault at Caldwell High School … cleared 14-6 in windy conditions to grab the 2011 state crown after clearing 15-0 as a junior in 2010 to win … was the Idaho state runner up in 2009 as a sophomore after clearing 14-0 at the state meet … he set the CHS school record at the Canyon County Classic when he went 16-1, which was the top height in the state of Idaho and No. 31 high school mark in the United States in 2011 … finished his career ranked second all-time in the state of Idaho, all classifications, in the pole vault … at the 2011 Simplot Games, he won the vault with an indoor best of 15-6, which ranked 22nd in the nation among high schoolers … also competed in football and basketball at CHS.

Personal: He is the son of Troy Sullivan and Jeanne Watts … has two brothers, Ryan and Mark … father Troy was a track and field athlete at Idaho … plans to major in Philosophy at Idaho.

Indoor Career Best
Pole Vault: 5.23 meters (Husky Classic - 2016)

Outdoor Career Best
Pole Vault: 17-7.25 (5.37m)

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