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Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Pasadena, Calif.
High School: South Pasadena


Honors: 2019 All-ACC Second Team (Pole Vault, Outdoors), 2019 All-ACC First Team (Pole Vault, Indoors), 2019 ACC Bronze Medalist (Pole Vault, Indoor), 2018 All-ACC Second Team (Pole Vault, Outdoors) 2018 All-ACC Second Team (Pole Vault, Indoors)

2018-19 T&F: Competed in Pole Vault throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons … took first at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup (1/12) with a height of 4.85m … earned third at the Camel City Invitational (2/1), recording a mark of 5.00m … placed third at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/21) with a personal best height of 5.15m, a mark also good for fourth in school history … earned All-ACC First Team at the 2019 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships ... registered a fourth-place mark of 4.83m at the Virginia Grand Prix (4/26) ... earned All-ACC Second Team honors for pole vault at the 2019 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

2017-18 T&F: A pole vaulter who competed in six competitions during the indoor season and five competitions during the outdoor campaign, earning five top finishes across 2018 … opened up the indoor campaign with a first-place finish at the Carolina Cup (1/13), clearing 16-0.75 … earned Second Team All-ACC Honors for his performance at the ACC Indoor Championships, clearing a personal-best 16-3.75 to finish in fifth place … also earned Second Team All-ACC honors at the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing with a mark of 15-7 to tie for sixth place.

2016-17 T&F: Competed in six events during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, specializing in the pole vault…Finished in the top ten in all six indoor events, including second place finishes at both the Carolina Cup (1/13) and Camel City Invitational (2/4) and third place finishes at the Bob Pollock Invitational (1/28) and the VT Challenge (2/18)…Set a season-best at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/25), as he cleared 15-10.75 (4.85) to finish in ninth place…Finished in third place at the Duke Invitational (4/22) and in fourth at the Battle of the Blues (4/1)…Cleared a season-best 15-7.75 (4.77) at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) to finish in eighth place.

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under C.B. Richards while attending South Pasadena High School in South Pasadena, Calif…named MVP senior year… school record holder for pole vault in 2015 and 2016… California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) champion in 2016…took piano for four years and self-taught piano for four additional years…intern at a veterinary clinic…played the clarinet in the band for four years.

Personal: Son of Maribel and Mitchell Suarez…born on July 2, 1998 in Berkley, Calif…has one brother, Adrian. 

Duke Indoor PR:
Pole Vault [4] – 5.15m (2/21/2019)

Duke Outdoor PR:
Pole Vault – 5.00m (4/28/2018)

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