Walker Newell

Walker  Newell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gillette, Wyo.

High School:
Campbell County

Height:
5-11

Event:
Decathlon | Pole Vault | 110m Hurdles


Personal-Best Marks – 110-Meter Hurdles: 15.35 | Pole Vault: 15’7” | 60m Hurdles: 6.88

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in the pole vault, hurdles and combined events...recorded a career-best pole vault clearance of 15’7” three times (Air Force Invitational, Air Force Team Challenge, Mountain West Indoor Championships)...that was the best clearance in the conference heptathlon competition...earned a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the Air Force Holiday Open (15’1”)...scored for Air Force in two events at the MW Indoor Championships...placed fifth in the 60-meter dash (career-best 6.88) and sixth in the heptathlon (career-best 4888)...ranked fourth on the team in the 60-meter dash...matched personal-best time of 8.36 in the 60-meter hurdles during the conference heptathlon...also accounted for career-best marks in the high jump (5’4½”), long jump (20’4¼”) and shot put (35’3”) at that meet...recorded an outdoor-best clearance of 15’1¾” in the pole vault at the Air Force Twilight Open...made decathlon debut at the California Invitational (13th, 5397)...clocked a season-best time of 16.11 in the 110-meter hurdles during that meet...was the top finisher in the 100-meter dash (career-best 10.98)...added personal-best marks in the 400-meter dash (51.60), 1500-meter run (4:55.21), high jump (5’6½”), long jump (20’0¼”), shot put (32’6½”), discus throw (107’10”) and javelin throw (121’9”) during the California Invitational.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the pole vault and hurdles during the indoor season...recorded a personal-best pole vault clearance of 14’11” to finish second at the Rocky Mountain Classic...also ran the 55-meter hurdles at that meet (7.97)...clocked a career-best 60-meter hurdles time of 8.36 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (ninth in preliminary round)...competed in the pole vault and 110-meter hurdles during three outdoor meets...recorded an outdoor-best clearance of 14’8” to finish fifth at the Air Force Twilight Open...also posted a career-best 110-meter hurdles time of 15.35 at that meet (third)...that time was ranked second on the team in 2016.

HIGH SCHOOL: Campbell County High School...five-time Wyoming 4A state champion...won three events – 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, pole vault – at the 2015 state meet...recorded career-best hurdle times of 14.40 (110-meter) and 38.40 (300-meter)...cleared a career-best 15’1” at the Air Force High School Open...finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at that meet...recorded the same placement at the Simplot Games, following a career-best time of 8.15...ranked in the top 10-percent of graduating class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Walker Evan Newell...nicknames are Flocka, HAM, Ginger Kid and “other various terms for having orange hair”...son of Morris and Danise Newell...has one older brother, who is currently in the Marines...also has one older sister...majoring in management...hobbies include weight lifting, skydiving, playing video games, shooting guns, playing volleyball and basketball, RKO’ing friends, disc golf, beating Kyle in disc golf, food eating contests, #championsofeverything, golf, chasing birds, catching birds, diving, cooking, eating, making situations awkward, making paper pirate hats, Photoshop and playing Spike Ball...has had the world’s hottest hot sauce...member of Cadet Squadron 31.

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