2006 - Finished 19th in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (16-4.75) ... Jumped a lifetime-best 17-5 at the West Region Championships, finishing fifth overall ... Also finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships (17-0.75) ... Won the vault competition against USC (17-0.75) ... In indoor track, finished third in the vault at the MPSF Championships with an NCAA provisional qualifying jump of 17-1.
2005 - Missed most of the season with a foot injury that required surgery ... In indoor track, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault with a lifetime-best jump of 17-1.75 at the Boise Indoor.
2004 - Redshirt season.
2003 - Placed 26th at the West regional in the discus (154-9) ... Finished second in the javelin against USC with a lifetime-best throw of 195-2 ... At the RJ/JJK Invite, threw a lifetime-best 170-6 in the discus.
High School - Finished third in the discus (165-3) at the North Coast Meet of Champions ... At the CA State meet, threw 151-11 in the qualifying rounds ... Placed second at the CA State meet in 2001 in the discus with a lifetime-best throw of 183-1 (ranked No. 7 in the state). Finished fifth in the discus at the Golden West Invite (178-4).
Personal - Born February 29, 1984 in El Cerrito, CA ... Son of Dan and Alicia Shortenhaus ... Has one brother, Erik ... Pre-Political Science major.
Shortenhaus' Best Mark
PV - 17-5
JT - 204-5