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Kevin Brinkley

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Richmond, Va.
  • Previous School James Madison
  • High school Douglas Freeman
  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Richmond, Va.
  • Previous School James Madison
  • High school Douglas Freeman

Kevin Brinkley Bio

2008: First season at South Carolina after transferring from James Madison … placed third at the UNC Classic to open the season … indoor best 15-7 for a fourth place finish at the Tiger Invitational … took third at the Gamecock Invitational … outdoors, saw his best clearance at the SEC Championships with a height of 15-9 for an 11th place finish.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Jeff Butler at Douglas Southall Freeman High School in Richmond … Holds school-record in pole vault and was ranked first in the area for outdoor pole vault … won Central region title … took third at the Nike nationals in Greensboro … competed with Xtreme Heights pole vaulting club in Richmond, Va., coached by Val Osipenko … holds the club outdoor record for high school seniors at 15-1 … also played football where he was an All-Academic Team selection and earned honorable mention honors at wide receiver … an All-Colonial District and Central Region selection in wrestling after earning the title at 171 pounds.

PERSONAL: Kevin Josiah Brinkley was born April 30, 1988 … worked as a lifeguard … pursuing a degree in media arts and design … Father, Bob Brinkley, was his football coach at Douglas Freeman … chose USC over Texas, Florida State and North Carolina.

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