Cardinal women beat Cal in 119th rivalry meet with Cal
Junior runs fastest time in the world this year
Action heats up at 29th annual meet
Top freshman class complements All-Americans
Stanford plays host to Outdoor Opener on Saturday
Career Best (thru 2013 indoors):
Pole Vault: 17-0
2013 Season: Indoors - Placed seventh at the MPSF Championships at a season-best 16-4 ... 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: 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.