- class Junior
- High school Danbury
High School: Pole vault specialist … Connecticut state runner-up in indoor pole vault as a senior … Also state runner-up in both indoor and outdoor pole vault as a junior … Connecticut outdoor class LL champion in specialty during final season … Three-time conference first team selection over final three years … Also three-time second team conference selection over same span … Holds pole vault records at school and the top indoor conference mark … Track and field team was Connecticut state champions both his senior and junior years … Also team Connecticut class LL champions his final two years … Team also claimed four district championships during career … Coached by Robert Murray and Scott Williams … Played football freshman year.
Personal: Full name is Michael James Mendelsohn Jr. … Born Sept. 12, 1990 in Danbury, Conn. … Parents are Michael Mendelsohn Sr. and Lenore Richey … Has five siblings: two brothers Shane (16) and Sam (9) and three sisters Katy (11), Abby (6) and Erica (6) … Stepfather Phil Richey was an All-American in the 10K at Kennesaw State.
Personal Bests: Pole Vault – 14-6.