Sam Nelson
Sam  Nelson


Boise, Idaho

High School:
Timberline HS

Pole Vault


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Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.


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Aggie men are in third place, while the women sit in fifth place.


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Aggies tally 30 top-six finishes Saturday, 14 for the USU women and 16 for the men.


USU Track And Field Collects Three Event Titles On Day One Of California's Brutus Hamilton Invitational

Hawkins and Taylor capture event titles for Utah State women, Hall for Aggie men.


Aggie Track And Field Captures Seven Event Titles On Final Day Of USU Mark Faldmo Invitational Saturday

Utah State ends lone home meet of the year on high note.


Utah State Track & Field - Mark Faldmo Invitaional

Utah State Track & Field - Mark Faldmo Invitaional

HONORS: Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2017); Academic All-Mountain West (2017).

2017 (SO)
Indoor: Tied for sixth in the pole vault with a career-best mark of 4.90m (16-0.75) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Recorded personal best of 5.72m (18-9.25) in the long jump at the Montana State Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed eighth in the pole vault (4.62m/15-1.75) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Recorded career-best mark of 4.92m (16-1.50) in the pole vault at the UC Irvine-hosted Spring Break Collegiate Classic, where he placed third in the event... Earned academic all-Mountain West and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

2013 (FR)
Indoor: Finished 10th in the pole vault with a mark of 4.53m (14-10.25) at the WAC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Did not compete during the season.

A four-time letterwinner in track & field at Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho… Recorded a personal-and school-best mark of 4.41m (14-6) in the pole vault… Placed second in the pole vault at the Idaho state championships… Led the track & field team to a third-place finish at state as a junior.

One of three children of Eric and Gina Nelson… Served an LDS Church Mission in Fukuoka, Japan, from 2014-2016… Majoring in business administration.


Indoor Outdoor
Pole Vault 4.90m 4.92m
Long Jump 5.72m na
MW Indoor Championships
2017 Pole Vault T6th 4.90m
MW Outdoor Championships
2017 Pole Vault 8th 4.62m
WAC Indoor Championships
2013 Pole Vault 10th 4.53m
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