Chase Brannon     
      Chase Brannon
Brentwood, Tenn.

High School:
Brentwood Academy


Pole Vault/Javelin

Year (In/Out):


Pole Vault: 17-8.25/5.39m (2012)

Pole Vault: 17-9.25/5.42m (2012)
Javelin: 196-1/59.77m (2012)


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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Two-time USTFCCCA All-American (2012 Indoor/Outdoor)...Scored at the 2012 Outdoor NCAA Championship meet...Four-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.

2012: Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team and USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...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: Honors - 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: Indoors - Redshirted...Competed unattached and cleared 15-1 at Virginia Tech Invitational...Outdoors - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: 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.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1991...Majoring in business...Parents are Todd and Kim Brannon...Has one sister, Rachel.

NCAA Outdoor Championships Video

Q&A with Chase



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