Kevin Brinkley
Kevin Brinkley

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Douglas Freeman

Last College:
James Madison

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


2008: First season at South Carolina after transferring from James Madison ... placed third at the UNC Classic to open the season ... indoor best 15-7 for a fourth place finish at the Tiger Invitational ... took third at the Gamecock Invitational ... outdoors, saw his best clearance at the SEC Championships with a height of 15-9 for an 11th place finish.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Jeff Butler at Douglas Southall Freeman High School in Richmond ... Holds school-record in pole vault and was ranked first in the area for outdoor pole vault ... won Central region title ... took third at the Nike nationals in Greensboro ... competed with Xtreme Heights pole vaulting club in Richmond, Va., coached by Val Osipenko ... holds the club outdoor record for high school seniors at 15-1 ... also played football where he was an All-Academic Team selection and earned honorable mention honors at wide receiver ... an All-Colonial District and Central Region selection in wrestling after earning the title at 171 pounds.

PERSONAL: Kevin Josiah Brinkley was born April 30, 1988 ... worked as a lifeguard ... pursuing a degree in media arts and design ... Father, Bob Brinkley, was his football coach at Douglas Freeman ... chose USC over Texas, Florida State and North Carolina.