Events: High Jump
PR: 2.30m/7-6.5 (2007)
Born: April 23, 1985
High School: Mankato (Minn.) HS ‘02
Current Residence: Fond du Lac, Wisc.
College: Minnesota State University-Mankato ‘07
Coach: Mark Schuck
Career Highlights: 2007 USA Outdoor champion; Two-time NCAA Division II Indoor champion (’06, ’07); Two-time NCAA Division II Outdoor champion (’05, ’07); Five-time NCAA Division II All-American
Dilling exploded onto the track and field scene in 2007 in winning the high jump at the AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. His clearance of 2.27m/7-5.25 bettered a field that included high jump powerhouses such as 2004 Olympian Tora Harris and two-time National Champion Jamie Nieto…It was a stage somewhat foreign to Dilling as he competed for NCAA Division II Minnesota State University-Mankato…Dilling recently finished up a career for the Mavericks that included four national titles (two indoor, two outdoor) and being named an NCAA All-American on five occasions.
2008: 11th at Olympic
2007: USA Outdoor champion (2.27m/7-5.25)… 16th in qualifying at World Outdoors (2.19m/7-2.25)...NCAA Div. II Outdoor and Indoor (2.25m/7-4.5) champion…1st at Drake Relays (2.30m/7-6.5)…7th at London (2.22m/7-3.25)…7th at Stockholm (2.20m/7-2.5)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 2.30m/7-6.5.
2006: 3rd at NCAA Div. II Outdoors (2.17m/7-1.5)…NCAA Div. II Indoor champion (2.27m/7-5.25)…1st at Stanford (2.21m/7-3)…best of 2.27m/7-5.25.
2005: NCAA Div. II Outdoor champion…1st at St. Paul (2.22m/7-3.25)…best of 2.22m/7-3.25.