Uhle has claimed All-America status at the last three NCAA championship meets.
The junior, who entered the meet ranked 16th in the field, finished seventh with a height of 17'8½
This will be Uhle's second-straight trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Annette Eichenberger became the women's first individual track champion at an indoor meet.
Uhle has claimed the conference's weekly award during each of his first three seasons.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012-13: Two-time All-American in the pole vault...West Region champion...Mountain West indoor champion...two-time all-conference honoree...cleared a career-best 18'1" at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays...that mark is ranked second on the program's all-time list and third on the Mountain West Conference's all-time list...that mark is also a new Sophomore Class Record for the Academy...ranked eighth in the nation with that clearance...became just the second Air Force vaulter to clear 18-feet outdoors...finished ninth at the Texas Relays with that clearance...also surpassed the 18-foot mark one meet later at the Air Force Relays, winning the meet with a clearance of 18'0"...cleared 17'8½" to finish 11th at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earn second-team All-America honors...also cleared that height to win the West Preliminary meet and qualify for the outdoor championships...recorded a perfect five-for-five on first attempt clearances at the preliminary meet...earned the Academy's Athlete of the Week award following that meet...placed third at the MW Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 17'4½"...also cleared that height to take third at the Drake Relays...opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish of 17'3" at the Arizona State Invitational...placed 14th at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (17'4½") to earn first All-America accolade...recorded a career-best height of 17'9¾" to win conference title at the MW Indoor Championships...that clearance is ranked fifth on the Academy's all-time list...that mark is also the fourth-best clearance in MW Championship Meet history...paced the Falcons to five of the eight scoring finishes at the conference meet...also won the pole vault at the Joe Davies Open (16'6") and at the Air Force All-Comers Meet (17'2¾")...became the 13th vaulter in Academy history to clear the 17-foot mark indoors at the All-Comers Meet...earned the MW Athlete of the Week award following that meet...also reached that clearance (17'2¾") to finish second among collegiate competitors (third overall) at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic...finished third at the Air Force Invitational (17'0¾") and at the Air Force Holiday Open (16'8¾")...also cleared 17'0¾" during a fourth-place finish at the Air Force Team Challenge...received "Standout" distinction from the team three times during the regular season.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011-12: Set Freshman Class Record in the pole vault...all-conference selection...NCAA participant...cleared a career-best 17'6½" at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet (14th) to set program's Freshman standard...that height is ranked sixth on the Academy's all-time outdoor list...set the Front Range Classic meet record with a winning effort of 17'2¾"...named the Mountain West Athlete of the Week following that meet...also won the Colorado Invitational with a height of 16'9¼"...finished second at the Jack Christiansen Invitational (15'9¼")...cleared 16'2¾" to finish fifth among collegiate competitors at the Mt. SAC Relays...scored for the Falcons at the MW Outdoor Championships (15'9", seventh)...earned all-conference honors at the MW Indoor Championships after placing third with a career-best height of 16'9¼"...finished second at the Robert Shine Invitational (16'6¾")...placed fourth among collegiate vaulters at the Air Force Invitational (16'4¾"), New Mexico Classic (16'2¾") and Air Force Blue-Silver Open (16'0¾").
HIGH SCHOOL: Olentangy Liberty High School...Ohio state record holder in the indoor (17'3") and outdoor (17'0") pole vault...became the first Ohio vaulter to clear 17-feet outdoors...national runner-up during both the indoor and outdoor championships in 2011...state runner-up in the pole vault as a senior...also qualified for the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles...earned all-state honors in the 60-meter hurdles.
PERSONAL: Full first name is Joseph, but goes by Joey...son of Robert and Peggy Uhle...has a twin brother, Chris, who is a pole vaulter at Virginia Tech...has an older brother, Michael, who is a seven-time Mid-American Conference pole vault champion at Akron...also has one older sister, Katie...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot...uncle, Brig Gen William Uhle, was a fighter pilot in the Air Force...member of Cadet Squadron 12.