2006 OUTDOOR: Had a personal-best height of 16'-0.75" in the pole vault at the UTEP Invite where he finished fourth... finished fifth with a clearance of 15'-1" at the Mean Green Twilight... at the ACU Open, jumped for 15'-0" to place seventh.
2006 INDOOR: Pole vaulted in one meet this season, clearing 14'-9" at the UNM Invite.
2005 OUTDOOR: Competed in the pole vault twice during the season...cleared 15'-1" at the TCU Invitational...posted a clearance of 14' at the ASU Relays.
2005 INDOOR: Cleared a height of 14'-7.5" in the pole vault at the Wes Kittley Classic ... marked a jump of 14'-1.75" at the Wes Kittley All-Comers.
2004 OUTDOOR: Vaulted a collegiate best 15'-1.0" at the UTEP Invitational ... tied for ninth at the MJ Invitational with a jump of 14'-11".
2004 INDOOR: Competed in the pole vault ... had season-best marks at both the Red Raider Invitational and the Texas Tech Quad, clearing a mark of 15'-7.25" ... finished third at the Quad and fifth at the Red Raider Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2003 graduate of Westwood High School in Austin, Texas ... holds the school record in pole vault with a height of 15'-3", also a personal best ... was a member of the 5A District Championship football team ... member of Young Life ...placed third in the 2002 Junior Olympics ... had a first place finish at the 2002 AAU Regional Championship ... had an amateur best height of 15'-6" leading to a No. 1 ranking in the pole vault by United Star Track Club ... was a 2003 Nike Indoor Classic qualifier with an indoor PR of 15'-0".
PERSONAL: Born on January 19, 1985 in Austin, Texas ... son of Randy and Rebecca Klaus ... has two older sisters, Valerie and Krista ... Valerie was a four year letter winner in volleyball at the University of Texas ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in arts and sciences.