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Ryan Fritz
Ryan Fritz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parkesburg, Pa.

High School:
Octorara

Event:
Jumps

Experience:
5th Yr.


Personal Bests

Indoor
High Jump: 7-3.25 (2.22)

Outdoor
High Jump: 7-2.50 (2.20)

FRITZ'S NITTANY LION RESUME...

* Two-Time NCAA All-American
* Two-Time Big Ten Champion
* Three-Time All-Big Ten Selection
* 2007 NCAA East Regional Champion
* NCAA East Region Record Holder
* 2007 Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year (Indoor)
* 2006 World Junior Championships Qualifier
* 2006 USATF Junior Nationals - Second Place
* Two-Time Big Ten Athlete of the Week
* 2006 IC4A High Jump Champion

On the National Stage ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Made an appearance in the high jump at the NCAA Championships ... Placed eighth at the NCAA East Regional with a clearance of 6-10.25 (2.09). || 2009 Indoor || Claimed third place in the high jump at the NCAA Championships with a clearance of 7-0.25 (2.14) - the highest indoor finish by a Nittany Lion since the 1991 season. || 2008 Outdoor || Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. || 2007 Outdoor || Earned All-America honors after finishing in a ninth-place tie at the NCAA Championships, clearing 7-1.50 (2.17) ... Captured the victory as well as an automatic NCAA bid at the NCAA East Regional, clearing 7-2.25 (2.19), which also ties the East Region record. || 2007 Indoor || Soared over a career-best 7-3.25 (2.22) to take fifth at the NCAA Championships and earn his first-career All-America certificate ... Named Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year following his outstanding indoor season. || 2006 Outdoor || Placed second at USATF Junior Nationals with a jump of 7-1 1/2 (2.17m), securing a spot at the World Junior Championships in Beijing.

At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Placed fourth in the high jump, clearing a regional-qualifying 6-11.75 (2.13). || 2009 Indoor || Took third place in the high jump, topping out at 7-0.50 (2.15). || 2008 Indoor || Placed second in the high jump with a season-best 6-11 (2.11). || 2007 Outdoor || Won his second-straight conference title with a clearance of 7-1.75 (2.18). || 2007 Indoor || Won his first-career conference crown with a provisional-qualifying leap of 7-3 (2.21). || 2006 Indoor || Finished second in the high jump (7-0 1/4, 2.14m), good for All-Big Ten honors.

In the Field ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Cleared a season-best 7-1 (2.16) to win the Penn State Open ... Won the high jump at the Jim Click Shootout, clearing a regional-qualifying 7-0.50 (2.15) ... Tied for third at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed fourth at the Jesse Owens Classic. || 2009 Indoor || Recorded winning efforts in the high jump at the Penn State Relays and Penn State Open, clearing a season-best 7-2.25 (2.19) at the Open ... Placed second at the Penn State National, and claimed third place the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Turned in a third-place effort at the elite Tyson Invitational, jumping 7-1.75 (2.18). || 2008 Indoor || Earned runner-up honors at the Virginia Tech Elite meet ... Turned in top five finishes at the Penn State National and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2007 Outdoor || Season included victories at the George Mason Spring Classic, and runner-up finishes at the Auburn Tiger Classic, Sea Ray Relays, and Penn Relays. || 2007 Indoor || Cleared 7-1 (2.16) at the New Balance Collegiate to finish as the runner-up ... Posted a clearance of 7-2 1/2 (2.20) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, good for first place ... Recorded a first-place effort at the Penn State Relays. || 2006 Outdoor || Notched wins at the Jim Thorpe Invite and Penn Invitational before finishing fourth in the invitational section at Sea Ray Relays. || 2006 Indoor || Took top honors at the IC4A Championships in Boston, clearing 6-10 1/4 (2.09m) ... Recorded victories at the Penn State Relays and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... cleared a provisional-qualifying 7-1.50 (2.17) at the Penn State, Princeton, UConn Tri-Meet. || High School || Pa. State Champion in the high jump ... the second-ranked prep in the event in 2005 with then personal-best clearance of 7-1.25 ... 2005 Nike Outdoor National Champion in the high jump (6-10.25) ... finished fourth at Nike Indoor Nationals as a senior ... also played soccer in high school. || Personal || Son of Deb and Chet Fritz ... Born May 4, 1987 ... Majoring in Business.

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