Personal Bests Indoor Pole Vault 13-6 (4.11) Long Jump 21-1.5 (6.44) Heptathlon 4,175 points Outdoor 200m 23.54 400m 54.45 Long Jump 20-6.5 (6.26) Javelin 150-9.5 (45.96) Pole Vault 14-6 (5.02) Decathlon 5,680 points
2004: INDOOR-Competed in several events in preparation for his chief event, the heptathlon...Recorded an indoor- best mark of 13'6" (4.11m) in the pole vault at the ASU Kickoff Klassic, placing 10th...Logged a personal best of 21'1.5" (6.44m) in the long jump at the SEMO Invitational, finishing second...Scored in the heptathlon at C-USA Championships, claiming seventh place with a score of 4,175 points...OUTDOOR-Once again participated in a variety of events, but in training for the decathlon for the outdoor season...Individual events included the 200m, 400m, long jump, javelin and pole vault...Registered a personal best throw of 150'9.5" (45.96m) in the javelin at the Ole Miss Invitational, placing 10th... Finished 15th in the 400m at the SEMO Gatorade Classic with a time of 54.45...Posted a personal best 200m time of 23.54 at the Mississippi Invitational... Missed scoring in the decathlon at C-USA Championships by one spot, finishing ninth with 5,680 points.
PREP: Attended Bartlett H.S...Lettered in track for four years and football for three years...Competed in the pole vault and decathlon and played receiver and defensive back on the football team...Won the Tennessee Sectional pole vault championship in 2003...Placed second in the pole vault at the Tennessee State Championships and fifth in the decathlon...Named 2003 Memphis Metro Most Outstanding Field Athlete...Received Horizon and Gatorade "Will to Win" awards in 2002...Named to Memphis All-Metro Track Team in 2002 and 2003...Was Senior Class Vice President of Finances and a member of the FCA...Personal best marks in high school: 14'6" (pole vault), 6,087 (decathlon)...Coached by Greg Rubio and Jim Steinbrecher.
PERSONAL: Born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 19, 1985...Full name is Cody Allen Rushing...Son of Jesse Rushing and Suanne Salley...Father is a pipe fitter, mother is in childcare...Major is sport management...Enjoys hunting, fishing, and all forms of recreation...Favorite movies are "Bad Boys II" and "Billy Madison"...Has been involved with "Inner City Vacation Bible" and inner city youth programs...Chose Memphis to compete in a Division I program and stay close to his family.