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    Colton Ross
    Colton Ross


    Grand Saline, Texas

    High School:
    Grand Saline

    Pole Vault



    Payne, Ross Earn SLC Weekly Honors

    The SFA pole vault duo sweeps Southland Conference Field Athletes of the Week


    Payne Soars Past Own NCAA Record

    Senior jumps 15-7 to raise the bar while Colton Ross wins men's pole vault competition


    SFA Track & Field Announces Signing Class

    T&F adds 14 state champions, and a two-time All-American to roster


    T&F Head Coach Phil Olson to Appear on SportsTalk Live

    Phil Olson joins SportsTalk Live to recap SFA's 2013 season


    Cass Brown-Stewart Earns All-America Honors in the 400M

    Junior sprinter receivers SFA's fourth All-America honor in three days

    2014 USTFCCCA All-America 2nd Team Pole Vault Outdoors
    2013 USTFCCCA All-America 2nd Team Pole Vault Indoors
    2014 Southland Conference Champion Pole Vault - Indoor & Outdoor
    Southland Conference Championship Meet Record Holder Outdoors
    School Record Holder

    Personal Records
    Outdoor: 5.70m (18-8.25)
    Indoor: 5.45m (17-10.50)

    2014 Outdoor (Senior)
    · 10th place NCAA Championship, 5.40m (17-8.50)
    · 9th place NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
    · Southland Conference Champion, meet record 5.56m (18-2.75)
    · 1st place Longhorn Invitational, school record 5.70m (18-8.25)
    - mark was highest in NCAA that season
    - Southland Conference Field Athlete of the Week
    · 1st place at UCA Open, Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
    · 2nd place at Texas Invitational, Texas Relays
    · Finished 1st or 2nd in every meet until postseason

    2014 Indoor (Junior)
    · Southland Conference Champion, 5.30m (17-4.50)
    · 1st place Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational
    · 5th place at Akron Pole Vault Convention special invitational, 5.35m (17-6.50)

    2013 Outdoor (Junior)
    · Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
    · 3rd place Southland Conference Championship, 5.30m (17-4.50)
    · 1st place McNeese SpringTime Classic
    · 7th place at Texas Relays, 5.51m (18-1.00)
    · 1st place Louisiana Classics, 5.20m

    2013 Indoor (Sophomore)
    · 15th place at NCAA Championship, 5.30m (17-4.50)
    · 2nd place at Southland Conference Championship, 5.36m (17-7.00)
    · 1st place at Iowa State Classic, 5.41m (17-9.00)
    · 1st place at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational, indoor personal best 5.45m (17-10.50)

    2012 Outdoor (Sophomore)
    · Competed in 3 meets before injury ended season and redshirting

    2012 Indoor (Sophomore): Redshirt season, did not compete

    2011: Cleared a height of 16-6.75 to win the SLC individual pole vault title at the outdoor meet ... Was named an All-SLC performer in the pole vault at the SLC Indoor Championships with a second-place finish (16-4.75)