Gulf Shores, AL - The Graceland track and field teams wrapped up their 2016 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Paul Hill, a senior pole vaulter from Sagle, ID was the final participant for the Yellowjackets. As he did at the Indoor Championships, Hill earned himself All-American status when he vaulted 4.70 meters, good enough for eighth place. It was the third time in his career that he achieved this honor.
Head coach Reece Vega had this to say about Paul:
"Paul wrapped up his career by doing what he does best, competing at the highest stage and vaulting better then he has all year! It has been amazing to watch Paul progress from a 12 foot vaulter to a 4 time National Qualifiers, 3 time All-American and the School Record Holder. He has had a career that most vaulter dream of and on top of it all, he graduated with academic honors. Congratulations Paul on an amazing career!"
Congratulations to the entire Track and Field program for a great 2016 season!