Men's Track & Field


  • class Junior
  • Hometown North Canton, Ohio
  • High school Hoover HS

Personal Best

  • UK School record (Pole Vault)
  • UK Freshman record (Pole vault)

2018-19 (Sophomore)

  • Broke the UK indoor/outdoor shcool record in the pole vault at the SEC Championships
  • Bettered his previous pole vault PB by 4.5 inches, clearing 17’6.25″/5.34m to place fourth and score five points at SECs
  • Runner-up to Mondo Duplantis at the Razorback Invitational
  • Won the PV at the Hoosier Open in December

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Competed at four meets, with a pole vault season best 17’1.5″/5.22m, which tied the UK freshman record


  • Just missed scoring at SECs, placing ninth
  • Season best was 16’10″/5.13m at the Kentucky Invitational, tying the UK indoor freshman record

Prior to UK
Ohio State Pole Vault Champion in 2015 and 2017 … Took 11th at New Balance Nationals and was second at Midwest Meet of Champions as a senior … Placed seventh at indoor New Balance Nationals in 2016 … Also a quality hurdler, he placed third in the state 60m hurdles championships in 2016, after placing fourth the year prior

Full name: Matt Peare (Pronounced – Pier like a navy pier)
Parents are Dan and Janet Peare
Has two older sisters: Allison, who was multiple-times All-America and All-SEC as a middle distance runner and Kelsey
Birthday: June 19

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