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)


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