Track & Field

John Kaplan


Dallas, Texas

High School:

Pole Vault


John Kaplan


Track & Field Concludes Action at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU men placed 12th, women 13th at BIG EAST


Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers


Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships


Golden Eagles Conclude Action in California and Illinois

MU competed at Beach Invite and in Ill.


Golden Eagles Flock to Six Track & Field Meets Across the Country

Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday


Kaplan and Hein at the BIG EAST Championships

John Kaplan's pole vault mark and Kate Hein's performance in the 500m trials at the 2013 BIG EAST Championships were Marquette's track & field Performances of the Week.

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013)

Pole Vault
:15-3 (4.65 meters) (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman record)

Pole Vault
:15-3 (4.65 meters) (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman record)

Marquette Men's Track & Field Co-Outstanding Freshman
BIG EAST All-Academic

Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the pole vault during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Posted a second-place finish at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational (Dec. 7) with a height of 4.50 meters (14 feet, nine inches)... Registered a new personal-best, a Marquette freshmen record, and the No.3 spot on MU's all-time list in the pole vault with a height 4.65 meters (15 feet, three inches) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 16) ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the pole vault over the course of the 2013 outdoor campaign... Recorded a first-place finish at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) with a height of 4.58 meters (15 feet and ¼ inches), also a BIG EAST Qualifying mark... Posted a new personal-best, a freshmen record, and the No. 4 slot on Marquette's all-time list in the outdoor pole vault with a height of 4.65 meters (15 feet, three inches) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 5) ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.

High School: Kaplan earned four letters in track and field at Dallas Jesuit College Prep ... Holds a personal best of 15 feet, six inches ... District pole vault champion as both a junior and senior ... Placed fifth in regionals as a junior for the 5A division ... Won the regional qualifier as a senior and placed fourth at the Region II-5A finals ... Also played football for two seasons.

Personal: Kaplan was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the middle of three children to John and Theresa Kaplan ... Has an older brother, David, and a younger sister, Rachael ... Mother played volleyball at George Washington University and father played football at Georgetown ... Majors in finance.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Pole Vault: 6th (15-3 / 4.65 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Pole Vault: 10th (15-3 / 4.65 meters)

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