USC Record Holder--Pole Vault
THIS YEAR: Dennis Kholev is USC's record holder in the pole vault and is one of the best in the collegiate ranks in his event.
SUMMER: Kholev had a stellar summer, vaulting as high as 18-4 in the high altitude of El Paso, Tex., and 18-8 on the beach at Santa Barbara (both marks did not count on the USC charts).
2000: Kholev's marks as a junior reached new heights, as he broke Dave Kenworthy's 18-year old school record with a vault of 18-3 at the Centennial Invitaional ? Kholev went on to finish second at the Pac-10s with a height of 18-2 3/4 and 12th at the NCAAs with a height of 16-10 3/4.
1999: Finished first at the Trojan Invitational with a then-PR of 17-8 1/4 ... Ran a PR 14.88 to win the 110m HH at the Carl Rossi Relays ... Vaulted 17-4 1/2 to finish first at the Carl Rossi Relays.
1998: Finished seventh at the Pac-10 Championships with a vault of 17-2 3/4 (5.25) ... Won the pole vault at the Northridge Invitational with a PR of 17-6 (5.35 - No. 7 all-time on the USC list).
PRIOR TO USC: Was the 1997 Outstanding Sportsman for the IDF ... Competed at the European and World Championships for juniors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Kiev Secondary School in Kiev (Ukraine).
PERSONAL: Dennis was born in Nikolaiev, Ukraine on Oct. 21, 1975 ... He is a business administration major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Pole Vault - 18-3 (5.56), 110m HH - 14.88.