| Chase Brannon
Q&A with Chase
BRANNON'S NCAA & SEC SCORING
2012 Outdoor Pole Vault: 8th, 17-8.50/5.40m
2011 Indoor Pole Vault: t8th, 16-5.50/5.02m
2011 Outdoor Pole Vault: 5th, 16-6.75/5.05m
2012 Indoor Pole Vault: 3rd, 17-3.25/5.28m
2012 Outdoor Pole Vault: 4th, 17-8.50/5.40m
2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 4th, 17-5.50/5.32m
Two-time USTFCCCA All-American (2012 Indoor/Outdoor)...Scored at the 2012 Outdoor NCAA Championship meet...Five-time SEC scorer...Made 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team...Recipient of UT's 2011 Herb Neff Walk-on Award and Vol Outdoor Most Improved Athlete Award...2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor pole vault qualifier...Named the 2012 Indoor Most Improved Athlete and the Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete.
2013 TRACK & FIELD
- SEC indoor scorer (mPV, 4th, 17-5.5)
- Tried to improve his season best at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet, but finished third with a height of 17-6.25
- Finished fourth in the pole vault at the league meet, contributing to the team's scoring total and crossing over 17-5.5
- Was runner-up for the second week in a row at the Samford Invitational, vaulting a height of 17-0.75
- Finished second only to teammate Jake Blankenship in the Championship division of the pole vault at the Armory Invitational, where he earned a new career-best height of 17-8.5
- Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge with a height of 17-0.25
- Vaulted at the Virginia Tech Invitational, placing third with a height of 16-9.50
- Competed at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 6th with a height of 16-4.75
- Finished third in the Championship division pole vault at the Penn Relays, reaching 17-4.75
- Earned his first win of the season at the Vanderbilt Invitational, clearing 17-5.25
- Finished fourth in the invitational division at his home meet, topping 17-4.75
- Competed at the Florida Relays, finishing fourth with a height of 16-8.75
- Earned his season best height at the Texas Relays, where he finished eleventh at 17-7
- Tied for first in the pole vault at the MSU Conference Challenger, where he cleared 16-1...Also ran his first 100m as a Vol, finishing 16th in a personal best 11.41
2012 TRACK & FIELD
- USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team and USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...Won the Indoor Most Improved Athlete Award and the Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete...Indoors
- Competed in his first-ever NCAA Indoor Championship, clearing 17-4 1/2, placing 16th and garnering USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team acclaim...Sailed over a career-best 17-8 1/4 at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier on March 3, finishing second and putting himself in position for an NCAA berth...That effort moved him to ninth on UT's all-time indoor performers list...Posted a then-career-best placing of third at the SEC Indoor Championships, clearing the bar at 17-3 3/4 in the pole vault...Opened the season with a then-career-best clearance of 17-5 1/2 to win at the Kentucky Invitational...Followed that with a 17-4 1/2 mark for runner-up honors at the Auburn Invitational...Fourth in the Gold Division of the Akron Invitational, sailing over 17-3 3/4...Second at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, matching teammate Robert Rasnick with a 16-6 clearance as UT sported a 1-2-3 finish in the vault...Tied for eighth in the championship division of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at 17-0 3/4...Outdoors
- Scored at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time in his career, finishing eighth with a height of 17-8 1/2...Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 17-5 1/2 (eighth-best) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round...Improved his PR to 17-9 1/4 just before the NCAA meet at the Friday Night Heights Series in Knoxville on June 1...Earned a then-outdoor PR and fourth place at the SEC Outdoor Championship, clearing a height of 17-8 1/2...Tried his hand at the javelin for the first time as a Vol and wrangled a third-place finish with a fling of 189-0 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Improved his mark in the javelin to 193-2 and finished fourth at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual...Sailed over a then-career-best 17-0 3/4 to wind up seventh in the Invitational pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays...Placed third in the Championship pole vault at the Penn Relays, clearing 16-6 3/4...Secured his first pole vault mark at the Tennessee Challenge, soaring over 16-4 3/4 to tie for third place...Took fourth in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Invitational at 16-0 3/4, but unleashed a career-best throw of 196-1 to place second in the javelin.
2011 TRACK & FIELD
- Named to SEC All-Freshman Team...Earned UT's Herb Neff Walk-on Award and Vol Outdoor Most Improved Athlete Award...Indoors
- Tied for eighth at the SEC Indoor Championships, clearing a career-best 16-5 ½...Posted a then-personal record of 15-7 to place eighth at the season-opening Kentucky Invitational...Was 10th with another PR, this time 16-1 ¾, at the Hokie Invitational...Outdoors
- Checked in fifth and was the top finishing freshman at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a career-best-tying mark of 16-6 ¾...Also cleared that height at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (t16th), the Vanderbilt Invitational (1st) and the Sea Ray Relays (2nd/open division)...Was runner-up in college division at the Penn Relays, flying over 16-2 ¾.
2010 TRACK & FIELD
- Redshirted...Competed unattached and cleared 15-1 at Virginia Tech Invitational...Outdoors
2009 state runner-up in the pole vault with a 14-6 clearance...Made that vault with 14 stitches in his left hand, which was injured when he broke a pole four days earlier...Won the region title at 15 feet...Competed in the Great 8 Meet as a senior and junior...Placed twice at state as a wrestler, including once as runner-up...Recorded the third most wins in school history with 139.
Born Feb. 8, 1991...Majoring in business...Parents are Todd and Kim Brannon...Has one sister, Rachel.
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