Track & Field

PaytonPhillips

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Carrollton, Ga.
  • High school Carrollton High School

2021-22 (Freshman) 

Outdoor

  • Vaulted in the Black and Gold Invite and Joe May Invitational

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 polevault
  • 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
  • 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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