Fresno State: (2010) Had his strongest season as a Bulldog to date...earned two bronze medals at the WAC Championships...cleared a career-best 15-8.5 (4.79m) in the pole vault to take third...placed third in the decathlon by scoring a career-best 6,743 points...beat his previous career-best by almost 300 points...earned Academic All-WAC honors. (2009) Was one of the top decathletes for the Bulldogs in his second season ... placed sixth at the WAC Championships with 6,166 points in the decathlon ... ranked among the top 10 in the WAC for his pole vault mark of 15-1 (4.60m) at the USC Trojan Invitational. (2008) The Bulldog's premier decathlete in his first season at Fresno State ... took second in the decathlon at the WAC Championship, accumulating 6,481 points ... placed among the top three in six of the decathlon's events ... Academic All-WAC honoree.
Prior to Fresno State: Two-year letterwinner in track and field two years and tennis at Union Mine High School ... MVP jumper as a junior and senior ... marked a personal bests of 21-1 in the long jump and 41-10 in the triple jump and a 52.1 in the in the 400-meter.
Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1989 in Tarzana, Calif. ... parents are Barbara and Alan Deal ... has a twin sister, Emily ... hobbies include rock climbing, painting and sports ... favorite athlete is Jonathan Edwards because he is the world record holder for triple jump.