2012 OUTDOOR Was the top KU finisher in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships (5/13) in which he finished tied for seventh after clearing a height of 5.16 meters (16-11.00 ft.)... Set a personal best at the Emporia State Relays (4/7), clearing a mark of 5.20 meters (17-00.75 ft.) to earn him a third-place finish... Won the vault in his first outdoor meet as a Jayhawk at the Baker Relays (3/24), clearing a height of 4.85 meters (15-11.00 ft.)... Qualified for the NCAA West Prelim, where he went on to finish in a tie for 38th with a top clearance of 4.95 meters (16-02.75 ft.).
2012 INDOOR Scored for the Jayhawks at his first Big 12 Championships (2/24) where he finished fourth after his clearance of 5.00 meters (16-04.75 ft.)... Season's best vault of 5.20 meters (17-00.75 ft.) earned at the Arkansas Qualifier (3/2), where he placed third... Took part in the New Balance Invitational (2/4) where he cleared 5.05 meters (16-06.75 ft.) to finish in a tie for 15th.
HIGH SCHOOL Broke the school record in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-06 ft. his senior year...Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Texas State Championships his senior year...Competed in the Texas state Championships three-straight seasons...Member of state champion gymnastics team his junior year.
PERSONAL Son of Brent and Anita Lupton... Has three siblings: Kevin (22), Kathryn (20) and Lexie (15)... Sister, Kathryn, competes in the hurdles for the KU track team... Parents, Brent and Anita, as well as brother, Kevin, attended KU... Majoring in sports management with a minor in business.