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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation
Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Dublin Coffman
Position: Pole Vault

Career Best Marks



Pole Vault (Indoor)

4.95 meters*

Pole Vault (Outdoor)

5.10 meters*
Long Jump (Outdoor)
5.44 meters
   * = school record



  • NCAA qualifier in the indoor pole vault
  • UAA champion in the indoor pole vault
  • UAA Indoor Most Outstanding Performer (Field)
  • Set the school record in the indoor pole vault (4.95 meters)


  • Won national championship in the indoor pole vault (4.90 meters)
  • Took second place and earned All-American status in the outdoor pole vault with a school-record height of 5.10 meters at the NCAA Championships
  • UAA Champion and All-UAA selection in the indoor pole vault
  • All-UAA selection in the outdoor pole vault
  • USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (1/13)
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (1/13, 2/17, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21)


  • National qualifier in the outdoor pole vault
  • UAA Champion and school record holder in the indoor and outdoor pole vault
  • UAA Rookie of the Year in the outdoor and indoor seasons
  • UAA Athlete of the Week twice


  • Major: Economics
  • UChicago activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Participated in four years of track and field, four years of hockey and two years of football in high school
  • 2011 most improved athlete award
  • National Honor Society
  • Magna Cum Laude