Linda  Hadfield

Linda Hadfield

Yorkville, N.Y.

High School:
New York Mills


Pole Vault

Year (XC/In/Out):

Pole Vault: 13-11/4.24m (2013)

Pole Vault: 12-4.25/4.07m (2012)


2011 Outdoor Pole Vault: 6th, 13-1.75/4.01m

2012 Outdoor Pole Vault: 5th, 13-4.25/4.07m

2013 Indoor Pole Vault: 5th, 13-1.5/4.00m

2013 Outdoor Pole Vault: 5th, 12-11.52/3.95m

  • Two-time USTFCCCA All-America Honorable Mention (2012 Outdoor Pole Vault, 2013 Indoor Pole Vault)
  • Member of 2011 SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team
  • Three-time SEC scorer
  • Named to 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic squad and twice named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • School Record Holder for Indoor Pole Vault (13-11)
  • Set UT outdoor freshman record in the pole vault
  • Received 2011 James Snow Award, which goes to outstanding academic Lady Vol freshman
  • 2012 Helen B. Watson Female Scholar of the Year for UT Athletics
  • Won the 2012 track and field Lady Vol Scholar Award
  • Named 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 3

  • Won the pole vault at Virginia Tech Challenge clearing 4.10 meters
  • Four top-ten finishes in five competitions during the season
  • Tied for ninth at SECs clearing 4.00m
  • Four top-fives in eight meets this season
  • Top performance came at Florida Relays clearing 4.05m

  • USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Honorable Mention
  • SEC scorer (wPV, 5th, 13-1.5)
  • SEC scorer (wPV, 5th, 12-11.5)
  • Failed to register a height at the NCAA Championship meet, but still earned All-America Honorable Mention honors thanks to her appearance at the meet
  • Increased her personal best and school record twice at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Qualifier, topping 13-11 to be tied for thirteenth in the country
  • Scored at the SEC Championships, finishing fifth with a height of 13-1.5
  • Won the Samford Invitational with a height of 12-11.5
  • Tied for third in the Championship division at the Armory Invitational, vaulting 13-5.25
  • Was the runner-up at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, reaching a height of 13-2.25
  • Set the school record in the pole vault at the Virginia Tech Invitational, launching 13-5.75 over the bar to place second
  • Earned a then-personal record at the Kentucky Invitational, vaulting 12-7.50, placing second
  • Placed fourth in the pole vault at Sea Ray Relays with a top height of 13-1.5
  • Began her outdoor season at the Texas Relays, finished 11th in the A division with a height of 12-10
  • Earned fifth at SEC Championships with height of 12-11.52

  • USTFCCCA All-America Honorable Mention (Pole Vault)
  • Helen B. Watson Female Scholar of the Year for UT Athletics
  • Track and Field Lady Vol Scholar Award Recipient
  • Capital One Academic All-District 3
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Cleared 11-11 3/4 and placed 11th at the SEC Indoor meet
  • Matched her career best with a 12-5 1/2 mark to place sixth in the college division pole vault at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Cleared 12-2 1/2 to finish fourth at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Placed 10th at the Kentucky Invitational with a clearance of 12-2 1/2
  • Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet, finishing 20th with a height of 12-9 1/2
  • Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor meet for the first time in her career, clearing a height of 13-3 1/2 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round that ranked 12th of the advancers
  • Matched her PR of 13-4 1/4 to place fifth at SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Sailed over a then-personal-best height of 13-4 1/4 to finish second at the Vanderbilt Invitational
  • Cleared 13-1 1/2 to finish second in the college division pole vault at her first Penn Relays as a Lady Vol
  • Had a clearance of 13-1 1/2 to place fourth in the pole vault at the Sea Ray Relays
  • Soared over 13-0 3/4 to check in third at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual
  • Notched a runner-up showing at the Tennessee Challenge, traversing 12-7 1/2
  • Began the outdoor campaign with a third-place clearance of 12-3 1/2 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge

  • Member SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team
  • Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic squad and SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Received James Snow Award, which goes to outstanding academic Lady Vol freshman
  • Finished 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor career-best clearance of 12-5 ½
  • Was ninth at the Rod McCravy Memorial at 11-9
  • Set the UT outdoor freshman record in the pole vault with a 13-1 ¾ effort that earned her sixth place at the SEC Championships
  • Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round with that mark and wound up 20th at that meet at 12-1 ½
  • Finished 12th at the Sea Ray Relays with an effort of 11-5 ¾
  • Was a qualifier for the USA Junior Championships

  • 2009 New York Indoor Section 3 champion in the 55m hurdles, pole vault and long jump, notching personal best of 9.68 in the hurdles, 11-6 in the pole vault and 16-2 in the long jump
  • Victorious at the 2009 New York Outdoor State Championships clearing a personal-best 12-6 in the pole vault
  • Also won N.Y. Division II state titles in 2007 and 2008
  • Placed third in the pole vault at the 2008 New York State Championship with a mark of 12-0
  • Tied for 11th at 2009 National Scholastic Indoor Championships at 11-6 1/4
  • Missed nearly all of 2010 season due to an ACL tear sustained in her left knee while playing field hockey in 2009

  • Born Sept. 12, 1992, in New Hartford, N.Y.
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Parents are Gary and Diane Hadfield
  • Has four siblings: Gary Jr., James, Brian and Robyn


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