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
|Pole Vault (I)||16-2 (4.93 m)||Big Ten Championships||3/1/08|