Track & Field


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

Personal Bests:


PV – 17-00.75/5.20m


PV – 17-00.75/5.20m

In The Record Book:

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

2022-23 (Junior)


  • 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


  • 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) 


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


  • 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)

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


  • 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 


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