Kylene Nixon
Kylene Nixon

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Poway, CA

High School:
Poway

Height:
5-5

Event:
Pole Vault

Major:
Business/Finance


ALL-AMERICAN

2-TIME SEC CHAMPION

2-TIME USATF JR ALL-AMERICAN

OUTLOOK ? Having a great fall ... Looks forward to her final season of competition as a collegiate athlete ... In this final season of competition expect her to be an SEC top three performer as well as challenge for the SEC title ... Should be in contention for automatically qualifying for the NCAA?s, being a scorer in the NCAA?s and becoming a two time All-American.

RS-JUNIOR ? Indoors, finished fourth at the Armory meet at 11? 4 1/2 ... Finished sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a vault of 12? 6 1/4 ... At the Florida Fast Times meet was fourth at 12? 7 1/4 - a season best indoors ... Outdoors, was second at the the Miami Invitational at 12? 0 ... Won the pole vault at the Weems Baskin Sprint Relays with a vault of 11? 7 3/4 ... Hit 12? 1 1/4 at UTEP, finishing fifth ... Won the Virginia Tech Invitational with a vault of 12? 5 1/2 ... Was sixth at the SEC Championships.

RS-JUNIOR ? Indoors, competed in three events in pole vault, finishing fourth at both SEC Quad and Florida Fast Times ... Best jump was 3.84m ... Won team's Comeback Award ... Injuries kept her out of action during the Indoor season ... Returned for an outstanding Outdoor season with four first place finishes in the pole vault ... Finished first at the Weems Baskin Relays with a vault of 11' 3/4 ... Claimed first place at the SEC Four- Way, vaulting 12' 0 ... Vaulted 11' 7 3/4 to earn first place at the Raleigh Relays ... Earned first place at the S.C. State Championships with a vault of 11' 7 3/4 ... Placed fifth at the Duke Invitational and Sea Ray Relays ... Jumped a season best 12' 4 1/2 to earn a second place finish at the Outdoor SEC Championships ... Made the Dean's List (Fall, 1999) and the President's List (Spring, 2000)... Outdoors, had six top five finishes in pole vault, finishing first at Weems Baskin Sprint Relays, South Carolina State Championships and Sea Ray Relays ... Was second at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

SOPHOMORE ? Indoor Field MVP ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Indoors at the UNC Invitational she won the pole vault with a vault of 11? 5 3/4 ... Competed at the National Pole Vault Summit (Reno, NV) in the Elite division and finished 11th with a vault of 12' 1 1/2 ... Won the vault again at the ACC-SEC Challenge, with a height of 12' 5 1/2 ... At the Cannon IV meet she came in third when she vaulted 11' 9 3/4 ... Turned in a strong showing at the SEC Championships by winning the meet with a vault of 12?2 3/4, shattering the SEC and school records ... She competed at the NCAA Championships and placed 11th with a jump of 12' 7 1/2 ... Competed at the USA Indoor National Championship and placed seventh, jumping 12' 5 1/2 ... Redshirted outdoors ... Made the Dean's List with a 3.92 GPA.

FRESHMAN ? Received Iron Gamecocks Award for her hard work in the weight room ... Strong indoor pole vault season ... Placed first in six out of eight meets ... Won the Virginia Tech Invitational with a vault of 11' 8 ... Won the ACC-SEC Challenge with a personal record and an NCAA provisional mark of 12?1 1/2 ... Finished fourth at the SEC Championships ... Competed at the NCAA Championships ... Holds the school record in the pole vault ... Outdoors, set a new school record and vaulted an NCAA provisional of 12?2 at the Raleigh Relays ... Won the Disney Classic and the USC Invitational ... Won the pole vault with a SEC- record vault of 12?8 1/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships with a vault of 12' 1 1/2 ... All-American ... Placed 11th in the pole vault at the USA Outdoor Championships ... Competed at the USA Junior Nationals, placing sixth ... Named to the USATF Junior All-American team ... Made the Dean's List, posting a 3.65 GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL ? Attended Poway High School ... Lettered in track, gymnastics and volleyball each twice ... Field Athlete of the Year for San Diego ... Placed fifth at Junior Nationals in 1996 ... Finished third at the 1996 Junior Olympics ... Two-time All-State selection.

PERSONAL ? Completed undergraduate degree in Business-Finance/Marketing ... Working on Masters in Human Resource Management, anticipating graduation in December 2002 ... Hobbies include enjoying the beach, playing volleyball or cribbage and traveling ... Career goal is to finish her last year being an All-American ... Favorite food is her dad's steak ... Admires her parents the most ... Chose USC because she felt the team was a "family" ... Dean's List 1998-99 (GPA of 3.92) ... Daughter of Gaylon and Jule Nixon ... Born on August 28, 1979.

NIXON'S TOP MARKS

Pole Vault.....12' 8 1/4"