Track & Field

KeatonDaniel

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Henderson, Nev.
  • High school Coronado

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

Career Accolades 

  • NCAA Outdoor Silver Medalist – 2021 
  • NCAA Outdoor Bronze Medalist – 2022 
  • SEC Outdoor Gold Medalist – 2021, 2022 
  • Indoor and outdoor pole vault school record holder 
  • First team All-American – 2021, 2022 

2021-22 (Junior) 

Outdoor 

  • Earned bronze at NCAA Championships with second highest vault of his career at 18’6.5”/5.65m 
  • Took gold at SEC Championships in pole vault with a height of 18’2.5”/5.55m 
  • Won pole vault at the Black and Gold Invite with a mark 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 4 
  • Major: Health awareness with a minor in coaching  
  • Parents: Jennifer and Cade Daniel, siblings are Kennedy and Kaylee Daniel 
  • Hobbies: Target golf and fishing 
  • Fun fact: Is a great cook
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