University of Iowa Athletics
Pole Vault

Jeff Raymond

Class Jr.
Hometown West Chicago, Ill.
High School West Chicago

2008 — Indoor – led team in pole vault (16-2)… placed ninth in pole vault at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 16-2… that mark ranks fifth in school history… won pole vault at Iowa Open (15-7), placed fourth at UNI Open (15-7) and seventh at Jack Johnson Classic (15-7 3/4)… Outdoor – led team in pole vault (15-11)… placed 10th in pole vault with a season-best 15-11 at Big Ten Championships… that mark ranks ninth in school history… also competed in pole vault at Tiger Classic (15-7)… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – led team in pole vault (15-7 3/4)… won pole vault with a season-best 15-7 3/4 at Iowa Invite… placed fifth in pole vault at Hawkeye Invite (13-8 1/4) and ninth at Jack Johnson Classic (14-6 1/4)… Outdoor – led team in pole vault (15-11)… placed 12th in pole vault with a season-best 15-11 at Big Ten Championships… placed sixth in pole vault (15-5) at Musco Twilight IX… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – led team in pole vault (15-1)… placed 17th in pole vault at Big Ten Championships (15-1) and won that event at Iowa Open (15-1)… Outdoor – led team in pole vault (15-7)… placed 13th in pole vault (15-7) at Big Ten Championships… placed fifth in pole vault (15-7) at Musco Twilight VIII. letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – won pole vault at Hawkeye Open (14-5 1/4)… Outdoor – won pole vault (14-7 1/4) at Tom Botts Invite… placed eighth in pole vault (14-7 1/4) at Messersmith Invite.

High School — two-time conference champion… placed 13th at state meet junior year and 15th as a senior… four-time all-conference… won sectional title as a junior… team co-captain senior year… four-year academic all-conference, graduating with honors… coach was Paul McLeland.

Personal — born April 11, 1986… son of Tim and Linda Raymond… older brother, Brian, played baseball at University of Illinois… communication studies major.

Raymond’s Collegiate Bests

Event Height Meet Date
Pole Vault (I) 16-2 (4.93 m) Big Ten Championships 3/1/08