Joey Uhle won the pole vault with the seventh-best clearance in Academy history.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2013-14: Earned the team's Most Improved Field Athlete Award...earned scoring finishes in the long jump and triple jump at both conference championship meets...finished fifth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump at the MW Indoor Championships...recorded a career-best distance of 48'4" in the triple jump at the conference meet...that mark was the best on the team in 2014...claimed runner-up finishes in that event at the Air Force Holiday Open, Air Force Invitational and Air Force Team Challenge...posted a personal-best triple jump mark of 23'6¼" at the Team Challenge...won that event at the Holiday Inn Invitational and added a runner-up finish at the Air Force Holiday Open...posted career-best marks to finish seventh in the long jump (23'2½") and eighth in the triple jump (47'10") at the MW Outdoor Championships...won the triple jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational and Air Force Relays...finished second in that event at the Aztec Invitational...earned runner-up finishes in the long jump at the Air Force Relays, Jack Christiansen Invitational and Air Force Twilight Open.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012-13: Led the team in the triple jump during the indoor season...recorded a career-best mark of 45'6½" to take third at the Joe Davies Open...won that event during the outdoor season at the Jerry Quiller Classic (45'4¼")...recorded a career-best distance of 45'11¼" to finish third at the Air Force Twilight Open...also earned an additional top-three finish at the Air Force Triangular (45'5¾", second)...competed in the long jump during five meets (three outdoor, two indoor)...recorded a career-best outdoor mark of 21'10¼" at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...that mark was ranked second on the team...recorded an indoor-best distance of 21'2¾" at the Air Force Invitational.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011-12: Ranked second on the team in the triple jump during the indoor season...recorded a career-best distance of 45'2¼" at the Air Force Team Challenge...posted a career-best 22'6¼" in the long jump to finish third at the Robert Shine Invitational...also placed third in the triple jump (44'9¾") at that meet...recorded an outdoor-best triple jump mark of 45'0¼" to finish third at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...also finished third at the Colorado Invitational (44'10¾")...recorded a personal-best long jump mark of 20'10½" at Colorado.
HIGH SCHOOL: Riverside Christian High School...three-time Washington 2B state champion in the triple jump...also set the 2B state record in that event at 46'1"...two-time second-team all-district selection in basketball...member of the state champion soccer team...also a member of the squad that finished second at the state tournament.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Norris Gartrell...nickname is "Garchie"...son of Ron and Cynthia Gartrell...has one older brother, Kent, and one older sister, Kendra...also has one younger brother, Kirk...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming a CRO or working in the acquisitions or finance fields...served as Academic NCO, Coach and Security/Safety Clerk...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...former member of the Air Force football team...hobbies include fishing and reading...member of Cadet Squadron 20.