2007 TEAM CAPTAIN
2006: Placed 13th at the NCAA Mideast Regionals with a height of 4.91 meters (16-01.25) ... Claimed fourth place in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, clearing an outdoor season-best 5.05 meters (16-06.75) for the second time on the season. The first time qualified him for the NCAA Mideast Regionals and earned him first place at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... Picked up the bronze medal at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a clearance of 5.05 meters (16-06.75) ... Eclipsed his highest career mark at the Boilermaker Invitational with a vault of 5.20 meters (17-00.75).
2005: Voted as one of eight team captains for 2006 ... Recorded a personal best in the pole vault (4.88; 16-0) to place first at the Gene Edmonds Cup ... Was the runner-up in three indoor pole vault competitions: Ohio State/Indiana Triangular, McCravy Memorial and the Purdue Invitational ... Missed 2005 outdoor season due to injury.
2004 (Outdoor): Placed sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a season-best vault of 15-11 ... finished second in the pole vault at the Purdue Invitational ... was runner-up in the pole vault at the Indy Relays with a leap of 15-6 ... placed third in the pole vault at the Ohio State Relays ... (Indoor) Posted two first place finishes in the pole vault ... won pole vault with mark of 15-7 at Indiana State ... garnered second first-place finish in pole vault at Indiana Invitational ... season-high vault (15-11) was made at Ohio State Triangular, finishing second in the event.
High School: Graduated from Anderson High School in 2003 ... four-year varsity letterwinner in football and track and field ... was part of two track and field conference championship teams ... was named team MVP (field events) as a senior and finished fourth at the state championships ... was selected as team's Most Improved Athlete during junior year and placed seventh at states ... all-Ohio selection and Academic All-Ohio as a junior and senior.
Personal: Given name is John Scott Porter ... born Oct. 23, 1984 ... son of Joe and Mary Porter ... has one brother, David ... majoring in aviation technology.