Pauls Pujats
Pauls  Pujats

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

High School:
Humanitarian Private School

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
08/06/1991


NCAA East Qualifier
Two-Time All-Conference Performer
Silver Medal- 2013 C-USA Outdoor Championship
Silver Medal- 2013 C-USA Indoor Championship



2015 Indoor
Competed in all eight meets ... Earned the Tigers a top-5 finish after clearing 4.98m, 16'4" (5th) in the pole vault at the American Indoor Track and Field Championships ... Set a season-best 5.30m, 17'4.5" clinching first-place finishes at the Commodore and ASU Invitationals ... At the season-opening Vanderbilt Music City Invitational, cleared 5.21m, 17'1" and earned the title. 

2014 Outdoor

Performed in six meets ... Posted a season-best and personal-best claiming the title and clearing 5.54m, 18'2" in the pole vault at the Memphis Invitational ... At the American Outdoor Track and Field Championships, notched a first-place finish in the pole vault (5.48m, 17'11.75") ... Cleared 5.52m, 18'1.25" at the Georgia Tech Invitational and 5.20m, 17'0.75" at the War Eagle Invite to take home both titles ... Earned a top-10 finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (10th; 5.40m, 17'8.5").  

2014 Indoor

Competed in seven meets for the Tigers ... Clinched the title at the American Indoor Track and Field Championships in the pole vault (5.45m, 17'10.5") ... Took home the Bronze medal in the pole vault (5.50m, 18'0.5") at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Recorded two first-place finishes in the pole vault at the 2014 Redhawks Invite (5.22m, 17'1.5") and the Southern Miss Cupid Classic (5.20m, 17'0.75") ... Notched second at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational clearing 5.30m, 17'4.5".

2013 Outdoor

Earned All-Conference USA second team honors and silver at the 2013 C-USA Outdoor Championship with a new personal-best pole vault of 5.18m (17') ... Pujats silver medal performance at the C-USA Championship qualified him for his first NCAA East Preliminary where he finished 20th overall at 5.05m (16'6.75") ... Notched a total of four top-five pole vault performances ... Took the pole vault title at the Red Wolves Open at a height of 5.10m (16'8.75") ... Placed second at the War Eagle Invitational clearing 5.05m (16'6.75").

2013 Indoor
Earned All-Conference USA second team honors and silver at the 2013 C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championship with a personal-best pole vault of 5.27m (17'3.5") ... Tallied five top-10 pole vault finishes with four of those being top-five ... Placed fifth at the McCravy Invitational and Kentucky Invitational at a height of 5.10m (16'8.75") ... Took third at the BSC Icebreaker clearing 5.05m (16-6.75").

Prior to Memphis
Member of the track and field squad at the Humanitarian Private School specializing in the pole vault ... Competed the prestigious at the 21st European Athletics Championships ... In competition during 2012, set a new personal best vaulting 5.50m (18'.5") ... Finished ninth overall at the 2011 U23 European Championships with a vault of 5.30m (17'4.50") ... Placed sixth at the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships clearing 5.10m (16'08.75") ... Took first in the pole vault at the 2010 Outdoor Latvian Championships.

Personal
Son of Ints and Leva Pujats ... Birthday is June 8.

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