Track & Field

DaltonShepler

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Vandalia, Ohio
  • High school Butler
  • Major Biology

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7712171/Kentucky/Dalton_Shepler 

Personal Bests:

Indoor:

PV – 17-2.75/5.25m

Outdoor:

PV – 17-00.75/5.20m

In The Record Book:

  • Ranks 5th all-time in the indoor pole vault with a distance of 17-2.75/5.25m set in 2024
  • Ranks 6th all-time in the outdoor pole vault with a distance of 17-00.75/5.20m set in 2023

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2022

2023-24 (Senior)

Outdoor

  • Placed 2nd with a vault of 16’8.75″/5.10m at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Placed 6th with a vault of 16’10.75″/5.15m at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 13th with a vault of 15’10″/4.83m at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational

Indoor

  • Placed 2nd with a vault of 16’2.75″/4.95m at the Indiana Early Bird meet
  • Placed 4th with a vault of 17’0.75″/5.20m at the Corky Classic
  • Placed 6th with a personal best vault of 17’2.75″/5.25m at the Razorback Invitational
  • Placed 8th with a vault of 16’4″/4.98m at the Tiger Paw Invitational
  • Placed 6th with a vault of 16’8.75″/5.10m at the SEC Indoor Championships

2022-23 (Junior)

Outdoor

  • Placed 3rd with a personal best vault of 16’0”/4.88m at the UCF Black & Gold Invite
  • Placed 16th with a vault of 16’4″/4.98m at the Tom Jones Memorial
  • Placed 8th with a vault of 16’2.50″/4.94m at the Michael Johnson Invitational
  • Placed 9th with a vault of 17’0.75″/5.20m at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 23rd with a personal best vault of 17’0.75″/5.20m at the NCAA East Preliminaries that ranks 6th on the UK all-time performers list

Indoor

  • Placed 4th with a vault of 16’8.75″/5.10m at the Commonwealth College Opener.
  • Placed 3rd with a vault of 16’6″/5.03m at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
  • Scored points and set a career best with a vault of 17’0.75/5.20m at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

2021-22 (Sophomore) 

Outdoor 

  • Competed in all five regular season meets 
  • Best clearance came at SEC Championships (16’4.75”/5.0m) 
  • Placed fourth at Kentucky Invitational 

Indoor 

  • Competed at SEC Championships 
  • Vaulted at five regular season indoor meets 
  • Best clearance of the indoor season was 16’5.25”/5.01m at Virginia Tech 

2020-21 (Freshman)
Indoor 

  • Competed in the pole vault in four meets, finishing second at the McCravy-Green Invitational and the Tiger Paw Invite 

Outdoor 

  • Steadily improved his personal best, culminating at the NCAA East Preliminary with a vault of 16’10.75”/5.15m 
  • Recorded third-place finishes at Weems Baskin Relays, Tom Jones Invitational, and Kentucky Invitational 

Personal 

  • Birthday: November 28 
  • Parent: Jamie Shepler 
  • Major: Biology – Pre-Dental 
  • Hobbies: Going to the lake, being a mechanic 
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