Zoe Casteel
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    Zoe Casteel

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Orange, Texas

    High School:
    Little Cypress Mauriceville

    Height:
    5-3

    Event:
    Pole Vault

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Debuted in ninth on the Academy's all-time indoor pole vault standings...cleared a career-best 12'3½" to finish fourth at the Air Force Collegiate Open...won that event at the Rocky Mountain Classic with a height of 11'5¾"...also finished among the top five at the Air Force Invitational, Air Force Holiday Open and the Air Force Team Challenge...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week twice during the indoor season...competed in seven outdoor competitions...recorded a collegiate outdoor-best clearance of 11'6½" to finish third at the Air Force Twilight Open...also finished third at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...finished within the top-five during five of the last six outdoor meets.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Little Cypress Mauriceville High School...four-year letterwinner in track and field...district pole vault champion as a senior...holds the school and district record in that event at 12'0"...finished second at the Region 3-4A Championships on two occasions...two-time state competitor...served as team captain during senior year...also lettered in basketball...member of the marching band and concert band for four years...also spent three years as a member of the jazz band...served as section leader (trumpets) during both junior and senior years...ranked fourth among 260 students in graduating class...named to the A/B Honor Roll...served as president of the National Honor Society...also served as vice-president of senior class.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Zoe Marie Casteel...daughter of Allen and Angie Casteel...both parents competed in track and field at Washington University in St. Louis...has one younger sister, Ivy...majoring in systems engineering...future plans include becoming an engineering project manager...hobbies include rock climbing, skydiving and music...self-proclaimed "super band nerd"...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and the soaring program over the summer...also took leave in Texas...member of Cadet Squadron 30.

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