2008 OUTDOOR: Finished in the top five in the pole fault at five different meets ... Won the pole vault at the Missouri Relays after clearing 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.) ... Twice cleared an NCAA Regional-qualifying mark of 5.05 meters (16-06.75 ft.), at the Texas Relays and then again at the Big 12 Championships, finishing fifth at both meets ... Placed 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals after vaulting 4.91 meters (16-01.25 ft.) ... Finished in fourth place at the Arkansas Twilight with a jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.).
2008 INDOOR: Competed in the pole vault eight times during the season ... Reached a personal best mark of 5.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.) and placed fifth at the Husker Invitational ... Placed second at the Jayhawk Classic and the Kansas Invitational ... Finished third at the Arkansas Invitational and the Tyson Invitational ... Competed at the Big 12 Championships and placed sixth with a mark of 5.05 meters (16-06.75 ft.).
2007 OUTDOOR: Competed in the pole vault in every meet for the Jayhawks as a freshman ... Had a season-best vault of 5.07 meters (16-07.50 ft.) at the Midwest Regionals ... Placed 12th at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished second at the Tulsa Duels with a vault of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.)
2007 INDOOR: Participated in eight meets in the pole vault ... His best vault of the season, 5.07 meters (16-07.50 ft.), came at the Big 12 Championships, where he placed 10th.
HIGH SCHOOL: Placed third in the Colorado state meet as a sophomore ... Won league, regional and state as a junior and a senior ... Had a personal record of 5.02 meters (16-05.50 ft.), which is the second highest vault in Colorado state history ... Was awarded Smoky Hill High School Athlete of the Year award in 2006.
PERSONAL: Parents are Mark and Susan Cooper ... Favorite track and field athlete of all-time is Don Cooper, a pole vaulter from the 1950s at Nebraska ... Major is undecided.