Track & Field


  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown North Canton, Ohio
  • High school Hoover HS 
Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2020
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2018

2021-22 (Fifth Year) 


  • Earned bronze medal at SEC Championships (17’4.5”/5.30m), his fourth SEC Championships in a row winning a medal
  • Won the pole vault at Drake Relays with a season-best and outdoor personal best height of 17’7”/5.36m

  • Competed in all five outdoor regular season meets, including a second-place finish at the Kentucky Invitational and third place finish at the Black and Gold Invite


  • SEC silver medalist in the pole vault (17’3”/5.26m), making it his third year in a row winning an SEC indoor medal

  • Returned to competition after nearly a year-long injury hiatus with a pole vault win at the McCravy (17’5.75”/5.33m)

2020-21 (Senior) 

  • SEC Champion in the pole vault for the second year in a row with a clearance of 17’9.75”/5.43m
  • Awarded first-team All-SEC honors
  • Set his personal best 18’0.5”/5.50m while winning the Tiger Paw Invite
  • Also won the PV at the McCravy-Green Invitational and South Carolina Invitational

2019-20 (Junior) 

  • SEC Champion in the pole vault with a PR and new school record (17-11; 5.46m)
  • Won four pole vault events during the season

2018-19 (Sophomore) 

  • Broke the UK indoor/outdoor school 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

High School 

  • Ohio State Pole Vault Champion in 2015 and 2017
  • Took11th 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


  • Pronunciation: Pier
  • Birthday: June 19
  • Parents: Dan and Janet Peare
  • Siblings: Allison, who was multiple-times All-America and All-SEC as a middle distance runner, and Kelsey
  • Major: Communications, minor in business
  • Hobbies: Playing video games and watching Netflix
  • Favorite athlete: Lebron James
  • Fun fact: Is a lefty
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