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Marcus Breidinger
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alma, Mich.
High School: Alma HS
Marcus Breidinger
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/06/2010

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Earned second-team All-MAC honors after finishing runner-up in the pole vault (16-7 1/4) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … qualified for the NCAA East Region prelims where he finished 13th in the pole vault (17-0 3/4) … named MAC Field Athlete of the Week after clearing a season-best 17-2 3/4 in the pole vault at the Mesa Classic … placed on the Academic All-MAC team.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field): Earned second-team All-MAC honors after finishing runner-up in the pole vault (16-6 3/4) at the MAC Indoor Championships … met the NCAA Provisional qualifying mark with a career-best vault of 17-4 1/2 at the Simmons/Harvey Invitational … selected to the Academic All-MAC team.

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team … scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a third-place finish in the pole vault (16-0-3/4) … also ran a leg with the 4x100m relay team (41.45) that claimed fourth place outdoors … NCAA Regional qualifier … cleared a season-best 16-6 3/4 to win the pole vault at the Mt. SAC Relays.

2009 (Indoor Track and Field):
Academic All-MAC selection … vaulted a season-best 16-5 1/4 at the Jack Skoog Open.

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Redshirted.

2008 (Indoor Track and Field):
Second-team all-MAC selection … finished runner-up in the pole vault (16-0 3/4) at the MAC Indoor Championships … earned academic all-MAC honors … named MAC Field Athlete of the Week (2/25) … took second place at the Akron vs. “Michigans” meet in the pole vault (15-7) … won the pole vault at the Simmons/Harvey Invitational (16-2 3/4) … won the pole vault with a career-best 17-0 3/4 at the Jack Skoog Open.

2007 (Outdoor Track and Field): Second-team all-MAC pick after finishing runner-up in the pole vault at the MAC Outdoor Championships (16-6 3/4) …  NCAA Regional qualifier … cleared an indoor-best 16-5 1/4 in the pole vault at the Jack Skoog Open … finished third in the pole vault (15-1) at the Red Simmons Invitational … won the pole vault (14-11) at the dual meet with Eastern Michigan … finished second in the pole vault (16-6 3/4) at the Hillsdale Relays … tied for fourth in the pole vault (15-1) at the Oregon Invitational.

2007 (Indoor Track and Field):
Second-team all-MAC selection … was runner-up in the pole vault (16-4 3/4) at the MAC Indoor Championships … Academic all-MAC … cleared an indoor best 16-5 1/4 in the pole vault at the Jack Skoog Open … finished third in the pole vault (15-1) at the Red Simmons Invitational.

2006 (Outdoor Track and Field): Scored in two events at the MAC Outdoor Championships, placing fourth in the pole vault (15-7) and seventh in his first-ever decathlon … qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the pole vault … won the pole vault (16-6 3/4) at the Len Paddock Invitational … finished third in the pole vault (15-9) at the Oregon Invitational.

2006 (Indoor Track and Field):
Redshirted.

High School—
Earned letters in track and field (four) and football (two) … state champion in the pole vault in 2005 … placed fourth in the state in 2004 and sixth in 2003 … earned all-state honors three times … regional champion in the 100m … competed in the pole vault at the Midwest Meet of Champions and placed second … captained the football team.

Career Best— Pole vault (17-4 1/2).

Personal—
Parents are Bob and Terri Breidinger … carries a 3.36 grade point average majoring in biology.