Ben Licklider
Ben Licklider

Holts Summit, Mo.

High School:
Jefferson City HS

Pole Vault


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Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 4.45m (14-7 1/4) 4.45m (14-7 1/4)
Javelin 48.23m (158-3)

Competed in the pole vault at four meets during the indoor season and cleared a season-best height of 4.45m (14-7 ¼) in his final meet of the season, the Missouri Collegiate Challenge ... Saw his marks progress from 4.15m (13-7 ¼) in the season-opening Missouri Invitational to the 4.45m (14-7 ¼) vault at the Collegiate Challenge ... Also posted a mark of 4.30m (14-1 ¼) at the Bill Bergan Invitational. Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Missouri Relays where he cleared a personal-best height of 4.45m (14-7 ¼), placing third in the competition ... Competed in the vault again at the Tom Botts Invitational and cleared 4.00m (13-1 ½) ... Also threw the javelin at the Tom Botts Invitational and measured in at 39.22m (128-8), placing ninth.

Combined event athlete that used his first year with Mizzou to train in multiple events ... Set personal-best marks in six different events during the indoor season ... Tossed a personal-best mark of 12.46m (40-10 ½) in the shot put at the Collegiate Challenge ... Leaped to a personal-best 5.83m (19-1 ½) in the long jump at the Missouri Invitational ... Cleared a personal-best 3.85m (12-7 ½) in the pole vault at the Collegiate Challenge ... Jumped 1.65m (5-5) in the high jump at the Collegiate Challenge as well ... Set personal-bests in two track events as well, clocking in at 9.16 in the 60m hurdles and 57.94 in the 400m dash. Outdoor: Set personal-best marks in four other events during the outdoor season, including a toss of 48.32m (158-6) in the javelin at the Missouri Relays ... Set two more career-best marks at the Tom Botts Invitational, throwing 31.73m (104-1) in the discus and jumping 5.68m (18-7 ¾) in the long jump ... Added one more track event personal-best to his ledger after clocking a 110m hurdle time of 17.24 at the Missouri Relays.

High School:
Was twice an all-state performer in MSHSAA's Class 4 in the pole vault ... high school coach - Dennis Licklider.

Son of Dennis and Roberta Licklider ... majoring in nutrition and fitness ... born August 21, 1989, in Jefferson City, Mo.