Karlis Pujats
Karlis Pujats

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

High School:
Agenskalna State Gymnasium

Event:
Pole Vault



NCAA All-American - 2011 Indoor
Two-Time Regional Qualifier
Three-Time All C-USA Performer
Two-Time C-USA Gold Medalist

2011 Outdoor
Injuries limited the All-American to just two events during outdoor season... Won the pole vault at the SEMO Invite with a 5.06m (16' 7.25") mark... Was runner-up at the Tiger Invitational, tying teammate Austin Crenshaw for second with a 5.14m (16' 10.25") mark... Though his mark at the Tiger Invitational earned him a bid to the NCAA East Regional, Pujats was forced to withdraw due to injury.

2011 Indoor
Became Memphis' first-ever All-American pole vaulter... Five-time winner in the vault during indoor season, the Latvian never finished lower than third... All five victories came in a row, from Feb. 5 at the SIU McDonald's until his win at the C-USA Indoor Championships for his second career gold medal at the conference championships... Broke his former school record at the McCravy Memorial, where his 5.36m (17' 7") mark qualified him for the NCAA Championships... At the NCAA Indoor event, finished a mere four inches away from attaining first-team All-American status; as it was, he finished tied for ninth with a 5.25m (17' 2.75") height.

2010 Outdoor
NCAA Regional qualifier in his first season...Won the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a 5.10m (16'8.75") vault...Earned second all-conference honor with a 4.80m (15'9") height at the C-USA Championships...His regular season-best 5.18m (17') vault at the Joey Haines Invitational put him tied for 52nd in the nation...In his first NCAA Regional competition, finished 16th with a school-record 5.20m (17'0.75") mark.

2010 Indoor
Won two events during his freshman indoor season...Won his third career start at the Hoosier Hills Invite with a 5.12m (16'9.50") vault...Won the Redhawk Invite with a 4.88m (16') height...Never finished out of the top-five during indoor season...set the school record at the C-USA Championships with a 5.21m (17'1") height, which tied him for 40th in the nation during indoor season.

Pujats'Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Pole Vault 5.36m (17-07.00)

McCravy Memorial 1/29/11

Arnold's Best Outdoor Performances
Pole Vault 5.20m (17-00.75) NCAA East 5/29/10
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