Mike Peterson
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Clovis, Calif.

High School:
Clovis East HS '09

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Pole Vault

Major:
Communication

2012: Placed 3rd at Big West Conference Championships with season-best 5.15m (16-10.75)... Moved up one spot into 4th in school history... Improved 10 inches from previous best, set at Sacramento State Open a week before.

2011: Redshirted.

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.