Performance History and Personal Bests
2012: INDOOR: Earned second-team All-America honors after finishing ninth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho, with 5,662 points ... Missouri Valley Conference champion in the heptathlon, scoring 5,679 points to rank No. 2 in UNI history ... runner-up in the pole vault at the MVC Indoor Championships, clearing an indoor personal-best 17-04.50 (5.30m) ... recorded a score of 5,549 points in the heptathlon to win the Jack Jennett Invitational (1/28).
OUTDOOR: NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the decathlon and pole vault ... captured his third consecutive MVC title in the decathlon, scoring 7,608 points to win by a 521-point margin ... cleared a career-best 17-08.50 (5.40m) in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds ... ranks No. 4 all-time at UNI in the outdoor pole vault ... totaled a career-best 7,624 points to win the Drake Relays decathlon and rank No. 3 all-time at UNI ... third place in the pole vault at the MVC Outdoor Championships, clearing 16-10.75 (5.15m).
2011: INDOOR: Recorded a personal-best score in the heptathlon of 5,517 points to win the Jack Jennett Invitational (1/28) ...placed second at the Jack Johnson Invitational in the heptathlon with a score of 5,344 points ... took fifth place in the pole vault at the MVC Indoor Championships.
OUTDOOR: Won his second straight MVC title in the decathlon with a personal-best score of 7,346 points, winning by a 340-point margin ... runner-up in the pole vault at the MVC Outdoor Championships, clearing 5.01m ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in the pole vault and finished in 14th place for the second straight year ... took fifth place in the decathlon at the Drake Relays with a score of 7,132 points ... season-best pole vault mark of 17-00.75 (5.20m).
2010: INDOOR: Earned All-MVC honors by taking third place in the heptathlon at the MVC Championships with a score of 5,485 points ... won the heptathlon at the Jack Jennett Invitational, posting a total of 5,427 points ... also All-MVC in the pole vault, taking second place with a vault of 5.21m (17-01).
OUTDOOR: Won an MVC title in the decathlon, scoring 7,228 points ... also posted a decathlon total of 7,015 points at the Texas Relays ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in the pole vault ... cleared 5.25m (17-02.75) in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, tying in 14th place ... earned another All-MVC recognition with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the MVC Championships.
2009: INDOOR: Earned MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete honors after claiming the MVC heptathlon crown with 5,482 points ... finished second at the Jack Jennett Invitational in the decathlon with 5,400 points ... took runner-up honors at the Valley Championships in the pole vault, clearing 16-04.25 ... cleared a season-best 16-09.50 in the pole vault at the NCAA Qualifying meet, taking fourth place.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the national decathlon title as junior and finished second as a senior ... four-time high school state champion ... three-time state champion in pole vault and school record holder (16-09) ... ran a 48.9 spilt on state champion and school-record-holding 4x400 meter relay team as senior ... finished third in the 300 meter hurdles both junior and senior year ... placed fourth at the state meet in the 110m high hurdles as a junior and senior and fourth in the high jump as a senior ... recorded a decathlon personal best of 7,067 points while capturing the Great Southwest Decathlon Championship.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Mary Gooris ... born on September 28, 1989, in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... majoring in movement and exercise science.