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Hailey Sweatman

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school James Island Charter
  • position Pole Vault
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school James Island Charter

Hailey Sweatman Bio

2020 Indoor All-American (Pole Vault)

2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2020 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Indoor: Competed in the pole vault six times for Carolina … Took 10th at the SEC Championships in the pole vault, clearing 4.05m/13-3.50 … Cleared a season-best height of 4.08m/13-4.50 at the South Carolina Invitational and the USC Indoor Open for top-three finishes … Did not make height at the Gamecock Opener, Carolina Challenge and the Bob Pollock Meet.
Outdoor: Qualified for the East Regional in the pole vault … Took 17th in the pole vault at the Regional meet, clearing a height of 4.17m/13-8.25 … Took 17th in the pole vault at the SEC Championships, clearing 3.89m/12-9 … Won the pole vault at the Tiger Track Classic, Gamecock Invitational, Charlotte Invitational and UNF Invitational … Cleared a season-best height of 4.20m/13-9.25 at the UNF Invitational for the win … Took third in the pole vault at the USC Open … Cleared 4.07m/13-4.50 or higher in five meets … Did not make height at Weems Baskin or the Florida Relays.

Indoors: Was the Gamecocks top pole vaulter during the season… Earned an All-American distinction after qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships… Set an indoor school record in the Pole Vault at the South Carolina Invite with a vault of 4.35m (14-3 1/4) and won the meet… Vaulted over 4.00m in every meet during the season… Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career with her school-record vault… Scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, taking seventh… Won the Pole Vault event in six different meets, including each of the first four meets of the season… Won the Dr. Sander Challenge with a vault of 4.20m (13-9 1/4) in New York City. 
Outdoors: Cancelled.

Indoors: Did not compete due to injury. 
Outdoors: Completed her third outdoor season after returning from injury, taking part in nine meets… Was once again the top performer for the Gamecocks in the Pole Vault… Took first in the Buccaneer Invitational… Won the Gamecock Invitational with a season-best, and team-best, mark of 4.20m (13-9 1/4)… Her 4.20m (13-9 1/4) mark is the second-best mark in program history and and just the seventh Gamecock to break the 4.00m (13-1 1/2) in program history…Qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the second time in her career… Reached 3.95m (12-11 1/2) in four meets during the outdoor campaign.

Indoors: Was Carolina’s top pole vaulter for the second-straight season, having her best season yet… set a then-PR at the first meet of the season, jumping 4.00m (13-1 1/2) to win the Navy Winter Invitational… earned a third-place finish at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational… added another third-place result at the UCS Invitational with a personal-best mark of 4.10m (13-5 1/4) that mark ranked fourth in Carolina history at the end of the season.
Outdoors: Once again made great strides in the outdoor arena… started the season with a then-PR, vaulting 3.95m (12-11 1/2) to win the Black & Gold Challenge… came back the next week and cleared 4.00m to win the Weems Baskin Invitational… cleared a personal record of 4.20m (13-9 1/4) to finish second at the USC Open… that mark ranked second in Carolina history… also took second in the championship flight at the Penn Relays… scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships with a sixth-place finish… qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the first time.

Indoors: Served as Carolina’s top pole vaulter as a freshman… won her collegiate debut, jumping 12-5 1/2 at the Clemson Invitational… finished second at the Tiger Tuneup, with a season-best mark of 12-9 1/2… the effort is listed eighth in the Carolina record books… jumped 12-7 1/2 at her first SEC Championships to place 17th.
Outdoors: Competed eight times and earned three second-place finishes in the pole vault… took second at her outdoor debut, with a mark of 11-11 3/4 at the Hurricane Invitational… jumped 12-7 1/2 at both the Gamecock Invitational and the USC Open to finish second at the home meets… the mark is eighth in Carolina history.

High School
Was a four-time South Carolina state champion in the pole vault… Set the South Carolina state record in the event… Also won four region championships in the pole vault and two region titles in the 100mH… Earned the title of New Balance Elite National Champion in 2014 in the pole vault… Also lettered in cheerleading.

Daughter of Dean and Tiffanie Sweatman… Has one sister, Torrie Vaughn… Father played football at Newberry College… Intends to major in Exercise Science at South Carolina… Chose South Carolina over Virginia and Wake Forest because it felt like home and has an awesome campus, and because of the support of the coaches.

Indoor Personal Records
Pole Vault
4.35m | 14-3 1/4 (2/7/2020 South Carolina Invite)
Outdoor Personal Records
13.33 (+5.9) (3/23/18 Weems Baskin Invitational)
Pole Vault
4.20m | 13-9 1/4 (4/13/19 Gamecock Invitational)