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 2014)
Indoor- Pole Vault: 15-7 (4.75 meters) (No. 2 all-time at MU) 15-3 (4.65 meters) (Freshman record)
Outdoor- Pole Vault: 15-3 (4.65 meters) (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman record)
2013-14: All-BIG EAST(outdoor pole vault) Indoor (So.):Participated in the pole vault during the 2013-14 indoor track campaign ... Finished first, notching second all-time at Marquette with heightof 4.75 meters (15 feet, 7 inches) during the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 6) ... Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the pole vault with a height of 4.50 meters (14 feet, 9 inches). Outdoor (So.):Kaplan competed in the pole vault during his second outdoor track season ... Placed third with a height of 4.45 meters (14 feet, 7 1/4 inches) at the BIG EAST Championships (May 11), to earn the first all-conference honors of his career.
2012-13: 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.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2014- Pole Vault: 4th (14-9 / 4.50 meters) 2013- Pole Vault: 6th (15-3 / 4.65 meters)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2014- *Pole Vault: 3rd(14-7.25 / 4.45 meters) 2013- Pole Vault: 10th (15-3 / 4.65 meters)