Kyle Pater
Kyle  Pater


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Mt. Carmel


Pole Vault

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Mountain West runner-up in the pole vault at the outdoor championships...two-time all-conference selection...NCAA participant...cleared a career-best 16’11½” to finish second at the conference’s outdoor meet...added a top-three finish at the Air Force Twilight Open (third, 16’9½”)...tied for third at the MW Indoor Championships (16’0¾”), helping Air Force to a sweep of the top four finishes...cleared a career-best height of 17’0¾” to finish third at the Air Force Team Challenge...earned the team’s Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...picked up a pair of first-place finishes during the indoor season, winning the Holiday Inn Invitational (16’1¼”) and Rocky Mountain Classic (16’8 ¾”).

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Helped Air Force to six of the top-eight placements in the pole vault at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...finished eighth at that meet with a clearance of 15'9"...recorded a career-best height of 16'0¾" during a runner-up performance at the Rocky Mountain Classic...added top-10 finishes at the Air Force Holiday Open (15'1", eighth) and Air Force Collegiate Open (15'7", ninth)...earned the team’s Newcomer of the Week award following the Collegiate Open...recorded an outdoor-best clearance of 16'0" during a third-place finish at the Beach Invitational...added fourth-place finishes at the Jim Click Shootout (15'7") and Air Force Relays (15'1").

HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Carmel High School...ranked 10th among U.S. high school seniors in the pole vault as a senior with a clearance of 16'6"...that clearance was ranked first in the state of California...received the team's Outstanding Field Award two years in a row...named Athlete of the Month by the San Diego Union Tribune...recipient of the Arnie Robinson Award and Outstanding Athlete Award for school...two-time Scholar-Athlete honoree.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Michael Pater...nicknames are “Special K”, “Paterade” and “Kyle 2.0”...son of Paul and Karen Pater...has two younger siblings, Scott and Erika...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot...hobbies include skydiving, rock climbing, diving, snowboarding, volleyball, trampoline, hanging out with friends and having fun...served as support staff during the first session of summer...also worked as patrol cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and traveled home for leave...member of Cadet Squadron 19.

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