|High School:||Pahrump Valley HS '11|
Indoor Best at EWU
55m Hurdles 8.10 • 60m Hurdles 8.72 • Pole Vault 16-2 3/4 •Heptathlon 4,729 • 55m 7.01 • 1,000m 3:02.63 • Long Jump 20-10 3/4 • High Jump 6-1 1/2 • Shot Put 32-2
Outdoor Best at EWU
110m Hurdles 15.88 • Pole Vault 16-6 3/4
All-Big Sky Accolades: 2013 Outdoor: Pole Vault, 2nd.2012 Indoor: Pole Vault, 3rd
2012-13: Indoor: Stearns cleared his season-best height of 15-9 at the BSC Indoor Championships, placing fifth overall. His best height prior to the conference meet was 15-5, which came at the Montana State Open. He won the 55 hurdles at the Candy Cane Invite, running a personal-best time of 8.10. He also hit a personal best of 8.72 in the 60 hurdles at the Idaho Collegiate. Outdoor: Stearns broke the 16-foot plateau for the first time in his career, jumping 16-6 3/4 at the Idaho Vandal Jamboree to rank fourth in school history. He cleared the bar at 16-3 1/2 at the BSC Outdoor Championships, earning him a second-place finish and all-conference honors. Stearns was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.
2011-12: Indoor: Stearns made a splash in the conference, placing third in the pole vault at the BSC Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 15-11, ranking him third all-time at Eastern. His best mark in the pole vault prior to the championships was 15-2 1/4 at the UW Husky Classic. His season best of 8.23 in the 55 hurdles came at the Candy Cane Invite. Outdoor: He had a season-best vault of 15-5 at the BSC Outdoor Championships, placing him eighth overall. Stearns ran his personal best in the 110 hurdles, clocking a time of 15.88 at the Idaho Vandal Jamboree. He was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.
High School: Stearns set the Nevada 4A Southern Sunset Regional record in the pole vault with a jump of 15-6. He placed third in the pole vault at the 4A Nevada State Championships with a jump of 14-6. The Pahrump Valley High School graduate was also a regional champion in the 110 hurdles and pole vault. He reached the 3A State Championships three times in the 110 hurdles during his career, placing third his senior year, fourth his freshman year and sixth his junior year. He also placed in the vault two other years including seventh his junior year and eighth his sophomore year. His best marks were in the 110 hurdles (14.34), 300 hurdles (40.84), triple jump (38-9 1/2) and high jump (5-8).
Personal: Biology/Pre-Med major. Born 12/1/92 in Erie, Pa. His parents are Michael Stearns and Mellissa Abbey.