Wes Kavelaris
Wes Kavelaris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Event:
Pole Vault

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

At Wisconsin
2012 Indoor:
With a vault of 15-11 (4.85m), finished fourth in the Red & White Open (2/17) ... vaulted to a fourth-place finish at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2), reaching a height of 15-5 1/2 (4.71m) at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2) ... came in fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-9 (4.80m) at the Badger Track Classic (1/14)

2012 Outdoor: Took the win in the pole vault at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/14) with a personal-best clearance of 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) ... came in a tie for 12th place in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships (5/11) with a mark of 16-3 1/4 (4.96m) ... finished runner-up at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) in the pole vault with a height of 16-2 (4.93m) ... finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Triton Invitational (4/27) with a mark of 16-0 3/4 (4.90m) ... placed ninth in the pole vault at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) by reaching a height of 15-1 (4.60m)

2011 Indoor: Placed fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-11 at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... took third in the pole vault at the Illini Classic (1/22) with a personal best of 15-11 3/4 (4.87m) ... finished second in the pole vault with a new all-time best at 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/29) ... earned a second-place finish at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) in the pole vault with a final clearance of 16-2 3/4 (4.95m) ... placed third in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-7 1/4 (4.76m) at the Red & White Open (2/18) ... finished 14th in the pole vault with a jump of 16-4 (4.98m) at the Big Ten championships (2/27) ... won the pole vault at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/4) with a final leap of 16-0 3/4 (4.90m)

2010 Outdoor: Finished second in the pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 15-8 1/2 at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) ... placed eighth in the pole vault (14-7 1/4) at the Musco Twilight Invitational (5/1) ... won the pole vault at the Jeff Miller Drake Alternative meet (4/24) with a clearance of 15-6 1/4

2009 Indoor: Finished 14th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/28) in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-7 ... finished 15th in the pole vault at the Meyo Invitational (2/7) at 15-5 3/4 ... finished third and recorded a personal best in the vault at the Notre Dame Invitational (1/23) at 15-9 ... finished fifth in the vault at the Badger Track Classic (1/17) at 14-11

2009 Outdoor: Cleared 15-7 (4.75m) to tie for seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... tied for 14th at the Jim Click Shootout (4/4) in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-1

2008 Indoor: Redshirt season ... competed unattached and placed third in the pole vault at the Badger Track Classic at 15-0 ... finished seventh in the vault at the Panther Open at 14-1 1/4

2008 Outdoor: Redshirt season ... took third at the Wisconsin Twilight in the pole vault (15-7)

High School
Placed fourth in the pole vault at state as a senior and second as a junior ... also a member of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay and ninth-place 800-meter relay at state as a senior ... 4x200-meter relay placed sixth and 4x400-meter relay placed seventh at state as a junior ... also qualified for state as a sophomore, finishing sixth in the 4x400-meter relay ... eight-time conference champion in the pole vault, 4x200-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and sprint medley relay ... team won the conference triple crown (indoor, outdoor and relay titles) twice ... placed 12th in the pole vault and third in the sprint medley relay at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... placed third in the pole vault at the 2007 Senior Spotlight meet ... also lettered in football ... competed in power lifting, qualifying for nationals as a junior and senior ... Coach: Chris Herriot

Personal

Parents are Kris Kavelaris and Nancy Beder ... has one brother, Nick ... brother played soccer and tennis at Carroll College ... intended major is agricultural business management

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) 1-29-11 Pole Vault 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) 4-14-12

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (1)
2010

At the Big Ten Championships

2012 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: T-12th (16-3 1/4 (4.96m))

2011 - Indoor
Pole Vault: 14th (16-4 (4.98m))

2011 - Outdoor
Pole Vault: -- (NH)

2009 Indoor
Pole Vault: 14th (15-9 3/4 (4.82m))

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