Pole Vault 4.90m/16-00.75
Competed in five indoor and four outdoor varsity meets; recorded best outdoor indoor performance at the Boilermaker Invitational (2/20) with a mark of 4.90m/16-00.75 and best outdoor height of 4.75m/15-07.00 at the Purdue Outdoor Open (4/24).
Cleared heights in seven varsity events, and earned the right to compete at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5/18); marked a career-best 4.90 meters (16-00.75) at the Billy Hayes Invitational (5/8); turned in an indoor-best performance of 4.75 meters (15-07.00) at the Boilermaker Invitational (2/21).
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-year varsity letterwinner and team MVP at Danville High School; qualified for the Indiana State High School Championships in the pole vault as a senior with a top height of 15-06, also won the regional championship; two-time track and field all-conference selection; participated in wrestling and football, earning second-team all-conference honors in football as a senior.
Derek Steven Cullison was born June 19, 1988, in Danville, Ind.; is the son of Steve and Rhonda Cullison; has two sisters, Amber and Nikki; enjoys sports and working on old cars; majoring in physical education.