Event: Pole Vault
PR: 5.80m/19-0.25 (’04, ‘07)
Born: 1979 in Peoria, Ill.
Current Residence: Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School: Farmington HS (Ill.) ‘97
College: Northern Iowa ‘01
Coach: Doug Case
Agent: Chris Layne
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2007 USA Outdoor Champs; 3-time NCAA Outdoor All-American; 2-time Missouri Valley Conference champion
Pauli had a strong 2008 season headlined by fifth-place finishes at the Olympic Trials in Eugene and the USA Indoor Championships in Boston. After clearing no heights at the 2005 and 2006 USA Outdoor Championships, Pauli bounced back with a third-place finish at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, which qualified him for a Team USA roster spot for the World Outdoor Championships later that summer in Osaka, Japan. Pauli’s clearance of 5.70m/18-8.25 equaled the performances of the more accomplished first and second place finishers at Nationals, Brad Walker and Jeff Hartwig. The final standings were determined by total misses. Pauli served notice of his breakthrough performance at USA Outdoors when he equaled his 2004 personal best clearance of 5.80m/19-0.25 with his win at Cedar Rapids on June 1.
2008: 5th at Olympic Trials (5.50m/18-00.50)…5th at USA Indoors (5.60m/18-4.50)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 5.62m/18-5.25.
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoors (5.70m/18-8.25)…tied for 5th at USA Indoors (5.40m/17-8.50)…5th in group B qualifying at World Outdoors (5.55m/18-2.5)...1st at UNI Jumps Classic (5.80m/19-0.25PR)…1st at Heusden-Zolder (5.70m/18-8.5)…1st at Thessaloniki (5.60m/18-4.5)…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 5.80m/19-0.25.
2006: No height at USA Outdoors…best of 5.72m/18-9.25.
2005: No height at USA Outdoors…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 5.75m/18-10.25.
2004: 9th at Olympic Trials (5.50m/18-0.5) …best of 5.80m/19-0.25.
2003: Best of 5.50m/18-0.5.
2002: Did not compete.
2001: Missouri Valley Conference champion…4th at NCAA Outdoors (5.45m/17-10.5)…no height at USA Outdoors…best of 5.68m/18-7.5i.
2000: 9th at Olympic Trials (5.53m/18-1.75)…t6th at NCAA Outdoors (5.40m/17-8.5)…best of 5.65m/18-6.5.
1999: Missouri Valley Conference champ…4th at NCAA Outdoors…best of 5.55m/18-2.5i.
1998: USA Junior Champs runner-up…6th at World Junior Champs…3rd at Missouri Valley Champs…best of 5.26m/17-3.