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  • Pole Vault
  • 5-9/140
  • Ind: Redshirt senior, Out: Redshirt senior
  • Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills HS)
  • BD: 2/20/78 (Birmingham, Ala.)


Pole Vault: 5.10m (16-8.75) - 2001 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
Pole Vault: 5.17m (16-11.5) - 2001 Florida Field Event Classic, Gainesville, Fla.

2001 AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR: Best f 16-11.5 in the pole vault... Competed in 14 meets (seven indoors, seven outdoors)... Tied for eighth at the SEC Championships pole vault... Set a personal lifetime best with a height of 16-11.5 at the Florida Field Event Classic... Won the Gator Twi-Light with a height of 16-5.5... Fifth at the Sea Ray Relays pole vault... First at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a height of 16-6.75... Third at the Florida Relays invitational division... Finished fourth in the SEC Championships pole vault with a height of 16-8.75... Cleared a personal best height of 16-8.75 at the Tyson Invitational.

2001 Wins (3): (o) Florida Field Event Classic (4/29) pole vault: 16-11.5; Gator Twi-Light (4/21) pole vault: 16-5.5; Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/7) pole vault: 16-6.75.

2000 AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR: Best of 16-1.25 in the pole vault... Competed in 10 meets (Five Indoors, Five Outdoors)... 15th in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault, 15-9 (4.80m)... Eighth in the Florida Relays Collegiate Pole Vault, 15-9.25 (4.81m)... 12th in the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 15-3 (4.65m).

1999 AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: Bests of 16-4.75 (Pole Vault) and 135-3 (Javelin)... Competed in 12 meets (Five indoor, Seven outdoor)... Eighth in the Outdoor SEC Championships pole vault, 15-9 (4.80m)... Second in the Florida Relay collegiate pole vault, 16-3.25... Competed at the Indoor SEC Championships pole vault.

1998 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Best of 16-6.75 in the pole vault... Sixth in the Outdoor SEC Championships pole vault, 16-0.75 (4.90m)- only freshman to score in the competition... Penn Relays collegiate pole vault champion, 16-1.25 - First career victory... Florida Relays collegiate pole vault runner-up, 16-3.25... 10th in Indoor SEC Championships pole vault, 15-9 (4.80m).

1998 WINS (1): (o) Penn Relays, Pole Vault: 16-1.25. 1997: Unattached best of 15-1.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1996 Alabama state indoor pole vault champion... Second in the outdoor state championship... 1995 AAU Junior Olympic pole vault Champion... Also an All-American in 1996 with a sixth place finish at the Junior Olympics... Vestavia Hills High Most Valuable Player after his sophomore, junior and senior years. High School Coach: Randy Faust.


"BEYOND THE STATS": Also lettered in cross country... Earned the status of Eagle Scout... Enjoys Ultimate Frisbee as one of his hobbies... Member of the Key Club, Church Youth Group, FAC and TALSS... Roommates with teammate Will Mizell... Son of Jack Jr. and Kathy Tomlinson... Born Riley Bowen Tomlinson on February 20, 1978 in Birmingham, Ala... Has a brother and a sister

MAJOR: Management, and Risk and Insurance Management with minors in education and economics.

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