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    Tyler Porter     
     
      Tyler Porter
Hometown:
Jefferson, Ga.

High School:
Jefferson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (XC/In/Out):
--/Sr./R-Jr.

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS
Pole Vault: 17-3.75/5.28m (2014)

OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 17-8.5/5.40m (2013)

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoor
  • SEC scorer in pole vault clearing 5.13m to place 6th at SEC Indoors
  • Indoor best at Aggie Invitational with height of 5.28m, earning second in the event
  • Finished no lower than 8th in at every meet during season
Outdoor
    Did Not Compete

2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Competed at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Qualifier, finishing seventh with a height of 17-0.25
  • Finished just outside the scoring eight at the league meet, placing ninth with a height of 16-7.5
  • Vaulted 16-6.75 and finished third at the Samford Invitational just behind teammates Jake Blankenship and Chase Brannon
  • Matched his career-best height of 17-0.75 at the Armory Invitational, where he tied for sixth place in the Championship division
  • Represented the Vols at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing with a final height of 16-8.25 to place fifth
  • Competed unattached at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing fourth with a height of 16-9.50
Outdoors
  • Tied for seventh in pole vault at NCAA Championships with mark of 5.10
  • Attained mark of 5.25, tying for first, at NCAA East Qualifiers
  • Established new career best of 5.31 at Texas Relays
  • Vaulted 5.40/17-8.5 at the NCAA Championships, setting a career best and tying for seventh national

2012 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Charted personal bests in his first two meets
  • Cleared the bar in a PR of 17-0 3/4 to finish fourth at the Auburn Invitational
  • Opened the campaign with a then-best of 16-5 1/2 to take third at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Also came in third at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, clearing 16-1 3/4 as UT swept the first three places
  • Flew over 16-7 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, but that was good enough for only 13th in the championship section
  • Handled 16-6 at the Akron Invitational to place eighth in the Gold Division
Outdoors
  • N/A

2011 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Twice registered career bests during the indoor season
  • Cleared 16-1 3/4 at the Hokie Invitational to place eighth
  • Reached height of 16-1 3/4 at the Texas A&M Challenge, winding up in fourth place
  • Finished fourth in the college division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, sailing over 16-0 3/4
Outdoors
  • Best mark outdoors came at the Sea Ray Relays, where he posted a mark of 16-0 3/4 to place third in the open division
  • Was 11th at the Penn Relays, clearing 15-3 in the college division
  • Mark of 15-3 earned him fourth at the UCF Invitational

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Cleared his career-best height and a Georgia all-classes state record of 16-7 1/4 in the pole vault at the 2010 Georgia Olympics AA division, where he was victorious
  • Became only the seventh prep athlete to clear 16 feet in the Peach State
  • Also won at that event, which is the state championship meet, in 2008 (A) and 2009 (AA)
  • Three-time region champ in the pole vault
  • Placed 14th at 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a clearance of 15-6 1/4

PERSONAL
  • Born Dec. 14, 1991, in Athens, Ga.
  • Majoring in communications
  • Parents are Gary and Karen Porter
  • Comes from a family of vaulters
  • Grandfather vaulted at Georgia Tech, Uncle and Great Uncle at Florida State and aunt at Georgia
  • Siblings are Savannah and Chaz...Recipient of the Harry W. Brooks Endowment Scholarship
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