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Junior: Notched Duke’s top-three pole vault clearances during the indoor season, with a best a jump of 15’-11” ... earned 10th place at the 2009 ACC Indoor Championships … took ninth at the Armory Collegiate with a 15’-9” jump, which he matched with a first-place finish at the Terrier Classic … cleared 14’-7.25” on four occasions outdoors … finished seventh at the UNC Invitational for his highest finish of the spring.

Sophomore: An IC4A qualifier in the pole vault with his 15’-9” clearance at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz. ... placed third at the Duke Twilight Meet clearing the bar at 15’-7” ... also cleared 15’-7” indoors when he placed second at the Virginia Tech meet on Feb. 9.

PB Indoors
Pole Vault: 15’-11”

PB Outdoors
Pole Vault: 15’-9”

Made Dean’s List in the fall 2006 and spring of 2007 ... is a member of the Duke Investment Club ... born in Asheville, N.C. to Bill and Denise Palas ... brother, Jake, competed in track and field at Syracuse University from 2004-07.

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