Aggies open outdoor season at Stanford Opener on Saturday
UC Davis ends the three-day NCAA West Prelim Meet with two national qualifiers
Aggie senior finishes fifth to become second Aggie to move on to national championships
Aggies to be in action looking for bids to NCAA Championships next month in Iowa
Aggies post more than two dozen top-five placings between men's and women's teams
2010: Only Aggie to break 5-meter standard in pole vault for the season, posting 2nd-place 5.08m (16-8) at Big West Conference Championships... Qualified for NCAA West Regional, finishing 32nd (4.95m, 16-2.75)... First Aggie freshman to make region meet since fellow pole vaulter Ethan Ostrom in 2009... Competed at two indoor meets, clearing 4.57m (15-0) at Husky Classic. CLOVIS EAST HS '09: Pole vault runner-up at CIF state championships as a senior, clearing 4.85m (15-11)... Helped lead Timberwolves to state team title... Edged current Aggie teammate Michael Starr for 2nd place based on attempts... Won Central Section Masters (15-4) and CIF-CS North Area (15-0) meets to earn state meet berth... Finished 7th at state meet (14-6), 2nd at sectional (15-0) as a junior... Prep bests were 16-0 in vault (6th in section history), 49.11 in 400... Helped 4x400 relay to 4th-place finish at 2009 CIF-CS Masters meet... Named to Fresno Bee All-Star Team as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Clovis, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Mark & Sally Peterson... Older brother, Jonathan, is a cross country and distance standout at UC Davis... Hopes to compete in an Ironman triathlon before he's 30.