Outdoor Track- Ser re-wrote his own record book during the outdoor season as he made huge strides forward in the decathlon...His first big meet came at the Ole Miss Invitational, where he reset PR's in the 400m (50.29) and pole vault (3.75m / 12-3.5)...Scored a final tally of 6865 to place 2nd in the competition...He had three event wins along the way in the 110m hurdles, javelin throw, and 100m dash...Ended the season with a huge PR in the decathlon at the SEC Championships, finishing 4th with a total of 7047 points...Reset PRs in eight of the ten events along the way, including in the javelin which he won with a toss of 60.18m (197-5)
2011-12 Indoor Track- Competed as a multi-event athlete in his first season as a Tiger...Earned his first heptathlon score of 4137 at the Bill Bergan Mutli-Event to place eighth in the competition...Earned season-best marks along the way in the high jump, 60m, and 1000m...His mark of 1.73m (5-8) earned him tenth in the competition, while his 60m time of 7.28 earned him fourth and his time of 2:50.9 in the 1000m got him fifth....Earned two more season-best performances at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, marking in at 6.58m (21-7.25) to place ninth in the long jump competition, and crossing the line in 8.33 to take third in the 60m hurdles.
Outdoor Track- Ser started off with a season-best toss of 33.62m (110-4) in the discus at the Missouri Relays...Earned season-bests in both of his events at the Tom Botts Invitational, throwing 52.99m (173-10) in the javelin and 12.12m (39-9.25) in the shot put to place fifth and 14th, respectively...Had his first decathlon score of 5632 at the Kansas Relays to finish sixth overall...Earned season best times of 11.48 (100m), 52.34 (400m), 5:05.39 (1500m), and 15.23 (110m hurdles) along the way...His 110m hurdles time was good to earn him third, and he was second in the javelin throw competition with a toss of 51.88m (170-2.5).
HIGH SCHOOL Competed at Illini West HS...Helped his team to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 State Championships, and a sixth-place nod in 2010...As an individual, Ser was the Illinois State Champion in the 300m hurdles and 4x100m, while also placing third on the 4x200m...He was also a State Championship qualifier in 2011 for the 110m hurdles...Earned second-place in the 300m hurdles and 110m hurdles at the 2010 State Championships...Finished fourth in the triple jump as well in the 2010 State Championships...He was a 2009 State qualifier in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays
High School Bests 100m - 10.80 | 200m - 22.05 | 110m Hurdles - 14.20 | 300m Hurdles - 38.08 | Long Jump - 6.93m (22-9)
PERSONAL Born on June 4, 1993 in Carthage, IL, to Bobbi Whitaker...Undecided on his major but plans to earn a Master's degree during his time at Mizzou