Track & Field

PaytonPhillips

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Carrollton, Ga.
  • High school Carrollton High School

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7987493/Kentucky/Payton_Phillips 

2021-22 (Freshman) 

Outdoor 

  • Competed in five outdoor meets, including SEC Championships 
  • Best vault came at the Kentucky Invitational (12’10.75”/3.93m) 

Indoor 

  • Competed in pole vault at six meets, including SEC Championships and a third-place finish at the Jim Green Invite 
  • Earned personal best at the Tiger Paw Invitational (13’3”/4.04m), becoming the third best pole vaulter all-time for UK indoors 

High School 

  • National champion in the pole vault 
  • Two-time national runner-up in the pole vault 
  • Three-time All-American 
  • Two-time All-Metro Team 
  • Georgia field athlete of the year – 2019 
  • 5A and 6A Georgia state meet record-holder 
  • Four-time state champion in the pole vault 
  • 2021 Addidas All-American 
  • Cleared second-best height in Georgia high school pole vault history 

Personal 

  • Birthday: March 15 
  • Parent: Carey Phillips 
  • Siblings: Kristy and Madison Phillips 
  • Major: Exercise science 
  • Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, cooking 
  • Favorite sports teams: Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons 
  • Favorite athlete: Katie Nageotte 
  • Fun fact: Listens to every genre of music 
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