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Kyle Wheeler

Class: Sophomore
Position: Jumps
Height: 6-4

Previous School: Trinity Christian HS

Hometown: Wilson, Texas

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Men's Freshman of the Year
• Won the Big South high jump title with a meet-record clearance of 7-1 that also tied the school record
• Also placed fifth in the Big South long jump
• Tied for 10th place in the high jump at the IC4A meet and shared 19th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet
• Won the Highlander Invitational long jump with a season-best leap of 23-2.75
• Liberty's top triple jumper on the year, sailing 46-1.5 at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational
• Made the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Co-Big South Men's Freshman of the Year, along with teammate Leonard Robbins
• Won the Big South high jump title with a season-best 6-8.75 clearance, while placing third in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump
• Qualified for the IC4A meet in the high jump

Prep
• Graduated from Trinity Christian High School
• Named the 2011 TAPPS 4A Male Athlete of the Year after winning state titles in the long jump, triple jump and high jump
• The high jump state crown was his third in a row, after finishing second as a freshman
• Top marks included a school-record 7-0 in the high jump, 23-6.75 in the long jump and 45-10.75 in the triple jump
• Finished 13th at the 2010 TAPPS state cross country championship
• Earned second team all-state honors in basketball as a senior

Personal
• Son of Nathan and Carol Wheeler
• Older sister Marianne high jumped for the Liberty women's track & field team.
• Business finance major
• Birthday is on Sept. 18

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
55 - 7.04 (Indoor)
60 - 7.74 (Indoor)
200 - 23.63
LJ - 23-4 (7.11m)
TJ - 46-1.5 (14.06m)
HJ - 7-1 (2.16m) (Outdoor School Record)

Big South Individual Titles (3)
2012 Indoor High Jump
2012 Outdoor High Jump
2013 Indoor High Jump

All-Big South Honors (5)
2012 Indoor Long Jump - 3rd
2012 Indoor High Jump – 1st
2012 Outdoor High Jump - 1st
2013 Indoor High Jump - 1st
2013 Outdoor High Jump - 3rd