||5.37m (17-7 1/4)
||5.33m (17-5 3/4)
MU roars into track season
By Ryan Nilsson of Columbia Daily Tribune written 1/12/2008
Ready for takeoff
By Ryan Nilsson of Columbia Daily Tribune written 1/10/2008
Hancock Season-Ready After Trip to the Summit
By Staff of mutigers.com written 1/9/2008
By Ben Kleine of Columbia Missourian written 2/13/2007
MU Freshman Hopes to Raise Bar
By Troy Schulte of Columbia Daily Tribune written 1/13/2007
Indoor: Earned a medical hardship during the indoor season. Outdoor: Did not compete ... Earned a medical hardship during the outdoor season.
Indoor: Set a personal-best and school indoor record pole vault mark after clearing 5.37m (17-7 ¼) at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet, qualifying him for the NCAA Championships ... Finished as an All-American after clearing 5.15m (16-10 ¾) at the NCAA Championships ... Set the school indoor record of 5.22m (17-1 ½) earlier in the season as well, a mark that he shattered at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet. Outdoor: NCAA National qualifier that finished as an All-American after clearing 5.10m (16-8 ¾) ... Cleared 5.25m (17-2 ¾) in the preliminary rounds the NCAA Championships, a season-best mark ... He also hit that mark at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, placing third overall.
Outdoor: Became Mizzou's first pole vault All-American in 50 years in tying for eighth at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... cleared 17-2¾ (5.25m) in qualifying to advance to national final ... placed seventh in the NCAA Regional (17-1, 5.21m), but earned at-large bid to the NCAA Championships based on season-best vault of 17-5 (5.31m) that occurred at the Arkansas Twilight ... placed 12th at the Big 12 Championships ... fourth at the Drake Relays ... winner of the vault at the Jefferson Cup dual at Virginia. Indoor: At Missouri Invitational (1/11) soared over the bar at 17-1 (5.21m) to break a 16-year-old school record (5.20m) in claim the event title ... started the season by toppling old indoor best in placing third among all collegians at the Pole Vault Summit, marking 16-10¾ (5.15m).
Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier in the vault with then-career-best clearance of 16-10¾ (5.15m) at the Big 12 Championships, earning All-Big 12 honors for both the indoor and outdoor seasons with a seventh-place outdoor finish ... winner of the Central College Open vault (16-0) ... went over 16 feet in four of seven regular-season meets ... neared school record with a 17-6 clearance in winning over outgoing Oklahoma Chip Heuser at Henderson, Ky.'s Jammin' and Jumpin' Street Vault in late August. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors with indoor personal best vault of 16-7¾ (5.07m), placing eighth ... winner of the pole vault at the Missouri All-Comers ... had four meets clearing over 16 feet.
First person in Missouri High School (MSHSAA) history to win state pole vault championship four years in a row (2003-06) ... broke Class 2 record in the event eight times in the state championship meet (highest, 16-4) ... recorded the highest mark for anyone in the state of Missouri for the 2004, 2005, and 2006 seasons ... went unbeaten in the event for three years ... named a High School All-American in the 2005 outdoor season and 2005 and 2006 indoor seasons by dyestat.com and bantaspeed.com ... high school coach - Dale Labuary ... high school PRs - PV, 16-10.
Son of Dennis & Cindy Hancock ... majoring in secondary math education ... member of the National Honor Society in high school, ranked 10th in his class in final GPA ... sister, Beth, played softball at Westminister College and is currently teaching and coaching at Monroe City High School ... would like to become a math teacher and coach track and field ... born September 25, 1987 in Hannibal, Mo.