Michael Mahnke

    RS Senior

    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Memorial HS


    Pole Vault


    Michael Mahnke


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    Eleven athletes, two relays to compete against nations best in Eugene, Ore., this week


    Eleven Cougars, Two Relays Qualify For Nationals

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    Errol Nolan Punches Ticket to NCAA Nationals

    Senior Nolan qualifies for the fourth consecutive time in the 400m dash


    Michael Mahnke Punches Ticket to Nationals

    Senior pole vaulter clears personal best to qualify for Eugene

    • 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championship Qualifier - Pole Vault
    • 2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Pole Vault
    • 2012 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Pole Vault

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Pole Vault 5.26m (17-3) 2.14.14
    Outdoor Date
    Pole Vault 5.26m (17-3) 5.30.14

    2013-14 (Redshirt Senior)
    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.

    Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the pole vault... Finished 11th with a personal best clearance of 5.26m (17'-3") at the NCAA Regional meet in Fayetteville, Ark... Tied the fifth best mark in school history reaching that height... Had a very successful senior year taking first place in two meets, the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays and the Victor Lopez Classic (Rice)... Also, finished in the top three at four meets this season.

    2012-13 (Senior)
    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)
    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)


    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.

    - Redshirted.

    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.

    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.

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