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Garrett Starkey
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Pole Vault
Year: Junior
Hometown: Queen Creek, Ariz.
High School: Basha
Major: Human biology
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Career Best (thru end of the 2014 collegiate season):

Pole Vault: 17-0

2014 Season: Outdoors - Did not compete. Indoors - Did not compete.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Jumped season best 16-1 to place ninth at the Pac-12 Championships ... placed second in the Big Meet at 15-8 1/4 ... vaulted in six meets ... also ran the 4x100 at the Big Meet (43.67). Indoors - Placed seventh at the MPSF Championships at a season-best 16-4, placing at No. 5 on Stanford's all-time freshman list... made his collegiate debut at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, clearing 15-9 ... competed in five meets.

High School: Two-time Arizona state champ ... set personal record 17-0 while winning the Chandler City Meet ... won Arizona state Division I titles in 2011 and 2012, the latter at 16-6 ... won the 2011 Arizona Meet of Champions and was second in 2012, at 16-5 ... placed seventh at 2012 U.S. junior championships ... set a state junior-class record of 16-1 1/4.

Personal: Majoring in human biology ... son of Dean Starkey ... father won the bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships in the pole vault, and had a best of 19-5 ... he also coached pole vault at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo ... stepmother is the former Jill Wittenwyler, who competed in the 2000 Olympic trials in the pole vault, and had a best of 14-1 1/4 ... she coached multi-events at South Dakota State ... parents run the Arizona Pole Vault Academy on their Queen Creek property ... has two younger sisters, Taylor and Tyra.