Cougars finish on top with 13 first place finishes
2012 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Pole Vault
2013-14 (Redshirt Senior) Indoor: Cleared a personal best of 5.26m (17'-3.25") placing second at the Arkansas Tyson Invitational (Feb. 14)... He is now tied for the second best mark in Cougar history.
2012-13 (Senior) Indoor: Placed seventh at the Texas A&M Invitational (4.63m, 15-2.25) and at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (4.67m, 15-3.75).
2011-12 (Junior) Indoor: Set a season best 5.11m in the pole vault and finished first at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Outdoor: Jumped a season best 5.15m in the pole vault at the Texas State Bobcat Classic
2010-2011 (Sophomore) Indoor: Redshirted
2009-10 (Freshman) Indoor: Placed second at the Texas A&M Opener... Finished fifth at the Houston Invitational... Set personal best at the New Mexico Invitational with 4.75m/15-7 vault.
Outdoor - Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL Broke school record in 110m hurdles, 110m shuttle hurdle and 310m hurdle ... Placed third in the pole vault at the 2007 Region 3-5A Meet with a mark of 14-06 ... At the UH All-Comers Meet, took gold in the pole vault with a PR of 15-07 ... Claimed first-place victories in the 110H (14.34), long jump (22-03.50) and pole vault (14-06) at the 2009 Spring ISD Invitational ... Also took gold in three events at the 2009 Zoe Simpson Invitational - pole vault (15-02), 110H (15.02) and long jump (21-08) ... Finished first in the pole vault at the 2009 Will Taylor Relays with a mark of 15-02.
PERSONAL Born on May 22, 1990 ... Full name is Michael Shane Mahnke ... Son of James and Helen Mahnke ... Aspires to be computer designer ... Enjoys going to the beach and going out on the weekends.