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PAUL TEREK
Event: Decathlon
Height:
6-2
Weight:
194
PR:
 8,312 (2004); 1st Day (4,336) - 10.83, 7.38m, 15.66m, 2.08m, 48.70;
2nd Day (4,070) - 15.12, 49.24m, 5.70m, 61.14m, 4:24.28

Born:
Oct. 20, 1979, in Dearborn, Mich.
Current Residence:
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
High School:
Franklin HS (Livonia, Mich.) ‘97
College:
Michigan State ‘02
Coach:
Harry Marra
Agent:
Self
Club:
Asics 

Career Highlights: 2004 Olympian; 2-time USA Outdoor runner-up (’05, ’07); 3-time USA Indoor Heptathlon champ (’03, ’04, ’07);  2002 NCAA runner-up; 2001 Big 10 decathlon, PV and indoor heptathlon champion

Terek earned the third USA Indoor combined events championship of his career in 2007, and followed that up with a runner-up finish in the decathlon at the USA Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis. An accomplished pole vaulter as well as decathlete, Terek added has competed at the 2003 World Outdoor Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the 2005 and 2007 World Outdoor Championships. Terek set a personal best in the decathlon by 234 points at the 2003 USA Outdoor Championships, where he placed third with 8,275 points. That career-best performance came despite the fact that he jumped on borrowed poles in the pole vault, managing a clearance of only 5.20m/17-0.75. Terek had opened his season in at MultiStars in Desanzano, Italy, but his poles never arrived…when they finally were sent back to him in California, every pole was broken, so he borrowed poles for USA Outdoors…Terek set his current PR of 8,312 at the 2004 Olympic Trials…as a high schooler, Terek was a varsity football, basketball and track athlete and was all-conference and all-metro as a wide receiver in football. As a prep, Terek had PRs of 16-6 in the PV, 22-0.75 in the LJ, 11.07 in the 100, 22.7 in the 200 and 51.3 in the 400.

2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (8,064)...USA Indoor Combined Events champion (5,960)...10th at World Outdoor Champs (8,120)...1st at Desenzano (8,134)...1st in heptathlon at Wisconsin Elite Invitational (5,977)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8,134.
2006:
Runner-up at USA Indoor Combined Event Champs (5,883)...5th at USA Outdoors...2nd in San Juan (7,874)...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 7,874.
2005
: 2nd at USA Outdoors (7,976)...runner-up at USA Indoors (5972)...3rd at San Juan on 5/29 (7,923)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 7,976.
2004: USA Indoor Heptathlon champion (6,040 points)…3rd at Olympic Trials (8,312PR)…21st at Olympic Games (7,893)…ranked #3 U.S. by T&FN…best of 8,312.
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors decathlon (8,275PR)…12th at World Outdoors (7,503), DQ’d from 110m hurdles…8th in PV at USA Indoors (5.50m/18-0.5)…USA Indoor heptathlon champion (5,870)…3rd at Multistars in Desanzano (7,880)…cleared 5.70m/18-8.25 indoors Feb. 1 at the Husky Invitational…best of 8,275 points…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: 2nd at NCAA outdoors (8,041 PR), 9th at USA Champs (7,445)…best of 8,041.

2001:
4th at NCAAs decathlon (7,645), 8th in PV (17-7.75)…1st in Big 10 decathlon (7,695) and PV (17-5.5)…Big 10 indoor PV (18-2.75) and heptathlon (5,685) champion, setting Big 10 and Michigan State indoor PV record and MSU heptathlon record…named Big 10 athlete of the year and athlete of the meet...best of 7,695.
2000:
Redshirted; did not compete.
1999:
Big 10 runner-up in decathlon (7,225)…the javelin 187-10 at Florida relays for second-best throw in MSU history…15th in javelin at Big 10s…Big 10 indoor runner-up in PV (17-0.75), third in heptathlon (5,462)…best of 7,225.
1998:
5th in decathlon (6,609) and PV (1-8.75) at USA juniors…threw javelin 189-9 at juniors…Big 10 runner-up in decathlon (7,206)…5th at Big 10 indoors in PV (16-11.75) and heptathlon (4,954)…best of 7,206.

8/20/08

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