2010 OUTDOOR: Finished in sixth at the Kansas Relays (April 17) with a vault of 5.02m (16-05.50ft.), a personal best...Earned his highest finish of the outdoor season at the Twilight Invitational (May 1), finishing third with a height of 4.97m (16-03.50ft.).
2010 INDOOR: Recorded his personal best at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (Jan. 15) with a vault of 5.05m (16-06.75ft.), finishing in second place... Competed in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26), clearing a height of 5.02m (16-05.50ft.) and placing fifth.
HIGH SCHOOL: National High School Freshman Indoor Record Holder (15-6.25)...Won a USATF national title in the pole vault at the 2008 Outdoor Youth National Championships...Two-time NIKE Indoor All-American honoree...Three-time Indiana state pole vault champion (2007-08-09)...Indiana state indoor record holder at 16-6.75 ft. and outdoor record holder at 17-00 ft...Two-time conference, sectional and regional pole vault champion...Holds the Summit Conference Meet pole vault record of 16-7.25 ft...Holds the second highest indoor and outdoor jump nationally for sophomores...Four-time all-area selection and named team MVP three consecutive years (2007-08-09)...Named the News Sentinel Prep Sports Male Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2009...Named the 2009 Gatorade Indiana Track Athlete of the Year...Received the Northrop High School Lifetime Achievement Award for Track and Field...Also earned all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team...2008 and 2009 sectional champion, as well as 2009 regional champion in the 4x100 meter relay...Attended Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. for one year before transferring to Northrop High School for his sophomore, junior and senior years.
PERSONAL: Son of Bob and Amy Shank...Father, Bob, was two-time All-American pole-vaulter for the University of Illinois, where he also won a Big 10 championship...Majoring in Business.