2009: Qualified for NCAA East Region and NCAA Outdoor Championships ... SEC Outdoor silver medalist ... Indoors, did not compete - ineligible as a transfer from Gardner-Webb ... outdoors, opened the season with three straight victories at the Shamrock Invitational, Weems Baskin Invite and Pepsi Florida Relays ... set a South Carolina school record with his jump of 17-10 1/2 (5.45m) at the Pepsi Florida Relay, a mark that ranked No. 2 in the nation at the time ... took sixth at the Penn Relays ... SEC Outdoor Championship runner-up with a jump of 17-5 3/4 (5.33m) ... claimed seventh at the NCAA East Region meet ... finished 19th overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m).
GARDNER-WEBB (2005-08): Coached by Brian Baker at Gardner-Webb University ... four-time Atlantic Sun conference champion ... 2008 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in 2007 and 2008 ... placed 10th at 2008 NCAA Indoors at 17-0 ¾ ... set Atlantic Sun and Gardner Webb records in winning the heptathlon with 4,645 points at the 2008 A-Sun Indoor Championships, where he also won the pole vault ... 2007 NCAA East Region Championship qualifier where he placed 11th ... at 2007 A-Sun Outdoor Championships, placed second in pole vault and decathlon ... won pole vault and placed second in heptathlon at 2007 A-Sun Indoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Scott Vaughan at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. ... lettered in wrestling and football ... Georgia state runner-up in the pole vault ... ranked No. 2 pole vaulter in Georgia 4A division ... had a best clearance of 14'.
PERSONAL: Elliott Haynie was born Feb. 18, 1987 ... pursing degrees in accounting and management ... parents are Helena Saunders and Joe Haynie ... chose USC over Clemson after transferring from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.