Track & Field

KeatonDaniel

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Henderson, Nev.
  • High school Coronado

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7599292/Fresno_Pacific/Keaton_Daniel.html 

Career Accolades 

  • NCAA Outdoor Championship Silver Medalist (2021)

  • SEC Outdoor Gold Medalist (2021)

  • Indoor and outdoor pole vault school record holder

  • First team All-American (2021)

2021-22 (Junior) 

Outdoor

  • Won pole vault at the Black and Gold Invite with a nationally ranked mark and season best of 18’0.5”/5.50m

  • Won pole vault at Florida Relays and Kentucky Invitational, placed second at Joe May Invitational

Indoor

  • Tied pole vault school record (18’0.5”/5.50m) at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Returned to competition from injury at SEC Championships
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the pole vault and placed 12th

2020-21 (Sophomore) 

Indoors

  • Pole vaulter who did not compete indoors after transferring to UK from Fresno Pacific

Outdoor

  • Vaulted for personal best, school record and eighth place at U.S. Olympic Team Trials, 18’8.25″/5.70m
  • Placed second at NCAA Championships, clearing 18’2.5″/5.55m for the first men’s pole vault medal at NCAAs in UK history, becoming first team All-American
  • Advanced to the NCAA Championships after tying for the top height at the NCAA East Preliminaries
  • Won the gold medal at the SEC Championships with a school-record clearance of 18’8.25”/5.70m; named first-team All-SEC
  • Broke the outdoor school record in his first Kentucky meet, the Weems Baskin Relays, with a lift of 17’6.5”/5.35m
  • Also won the Florida Relays and Kentucky Invitational with outdoor school record vaults

2019-20 at Fresno Pacific 

  • Pole vaulted in three meets and won all three, the Sunshine Open, the Sunbird Invitational and the Kim Duyst Invitational

Personal 

  • Birthday: April 8
  • Major: Health promotion with a minor in coaching
  • Parents: Mom is Jennifer Daniel, siblings are Cade, Kennedy and Kaylee Daniel
  • Hobbies: Target golf and fishing
  • Fun fact: Claims to be a master chef
  • Another fun fact: Wants to move to Mexico and open a scuba shop
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