Kyle Rogers

Position Pole Vault
Height 5'11''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Liberty, Mo.
High School Liberty HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

 

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Notched a personal-best mark at the Texas Relays (3/27-3/30), clearing 5.40 meters (17-8.5 ft.) in the pole vault (pit 1).

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Bob Timmons Challenge (11/30) with a clearance of 4.99 meters (16-4.5 ft.) … Finished with a personal-best clearance of 15.50 meters (18-0.5 ft.) at the National Pole Vault Summit (1/19) which moved him up to tied for seventh on the Kansas pole vault performers list … Recorded a 5.28 meters (17-3.75 ft.) mark to finish tied for third in the pole vault at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … Finished second in the pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/15) with a mark of 5.45 meters (17-10.5 ft.) … Placed fifth in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23), clearing a mark of 5.43 meters (17-9.75 ft.).

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Made his outdoor debut at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) by tying for sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.80 meters (15-9 ft.) … Set his outdoor career-best at 5.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.) at the Texas Relays (3/28-31), finishing 17th in the men’s college section … Won the open section of the men’s pole vault at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a clearance of 4.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.) and finished ninth in the premiere section with a career-best mark of 5.25 meters (17-2.75 ft.) … Placed third in the pole vault at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) with a clearance of 5.07 meters (16-7.5 ft.) … Placed eighth in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) with a career-best clearance of 5.28 meters (17-3.75 ft.) … Finished 16th in the pole vault at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/24-26) with a clearance of 5.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Won the pole vault in his Jayhawk debut at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a mark of 5.06 meters (16-7.25 ft.) … Finished fourth at the Arkansas Invitational (1/12) with a vault of 4.90 meters (16-0.75 ft.) … Cleared 5.05 meters (16-6.75 ft.) in the pole vault at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) to finish second … Placed second at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1/20) in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.93 meters (16-2 ft.) … Finished fifth in the pole vault at the Jayhawk classic (1/25-26) with a clearance of 4.98 meters (16-4 ft.) … Took second in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) with a clearance of 5.00 meters (16-4.75 ft.) … Won the pole vault at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/16) with a clearance of 5.20 meters (17-0.75 ft.) … Finished seventh in the pole vault at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a mark of 5.04 meters (16-6.5 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time letterwinner for head coach Wayne Washburn at Liberty High School … Member of 2015 and 2016 teams that were conference, district, sectional and state runners up … Member of the conference, district and sectional championship team in 2017 that also earned runner up at the state meet … Holds the freshman pole vault record at Liberty High … Broke a 35-year standing record in pole vault his sophomore season and went on to break his own record five more times … Finished senior season ranked No. 7 in the nation in pole vault with a school record clearance of 17 feet … Kansas City Star All-Metro track team member in 2016.

PERSONAL
Son of Chet and Sheri Rogers … Has two sisters, Ashlyn and Ellie … Plans to major in mechanical engineering … Aspires to continue pole vaulting at a professional level after receiving his degree from Kansas.