| Kyle Walker
Outdoor All-MWC (Pole Vault - '10)
Rising pole vaulter who is entering just his sixth year of competition in the event...didn't pick up his first pole until his junior year of high school (2005) and took a year off from track and field before joining the UNM program last year...has a trio of top-five MWC Championship finishes in his first three years and is all-MWC in one of the nation's most competitive vaulting conferences...has two years of eligibility left...two-time Academic All-MWC honoree.
2010: (outdoor)Top pole vaulter at New Mexico scoring at the MWC Championships in the event with a career best mark of 17-4.50...set a pervious personal best two weeks before at the Don Kirby Invitational with a mark of 16-7.25 taking first...qualified for NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas ranking No. 23 in the nation...
2009: (outdoor) No height in the season-opener at Arizona State before taking the rest of the spring off...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...(indoor) Led the team and ranked seventh in the MWC with a lifetime best of 16-04.25 at the New Mexico Classic (Feb. 7)...went on to finish fifth at the MWC Championships (16-02.00)...cleared 16 feet in three of his six competitions.
2008: (outdoor) Ranked 2nd on the team (7th MWC) behind All-American and MWC champion Robert Caldwell with a top mark of 16-00.75, recorded in late March at UTEP and again in mid-May at the MWC Championships...5th at the MWC meet in Fort Worth - one of 4 top-5 finishes on the season...vaulted 7 times...Academic All-MWC...(indoor) Ranked 3rd on the team (T-10th MWC) with a top jump of 15-07.00 at Northern Arizona...went on to finish tied for 8th at the MWC Championships (15-01.00)...competed 5 times.
A 2006 graduate of Rio Rancho (N.M.) High School...5A state pole vault champion as a senior after placing 4th as a junior in his first year of vaulting...also captured the district title in the event in '06...helped the Rams capture district championships in '05 and '06...set the school record with a vault of 14-07.00...Rio Rancho Jumper of the Year for head coach Larry Chavez...also an all district selection on the football field.
Born in Rio Rancho, N.M...full name is William Kyle Walker...son of Bill and Karla Walker...has an older brother, Joe, and older sister, Katie...Business Administration major.
Pole Vault: 17-4.50