2012 OUTDOOR Best vault of the year was 4.40 meters (14-05.25 ft.) which he cleared in his 15th-place finish at the Arkansas Twilight (5/4)... Top finish of the season was eighth at the Emporia State Relays (4/7) where he notched a clearance of 4.15 meters (13-07.50 ft.).
Top mark of the season came at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/13) where he recorded a height of 4.15 meters (13-07.5 ft.) and finished fourth overall... Competed at the Bill Easton Classic (1/7), finishing in seventh with a vault of 4.00 meters (13-01.50 ft.).
2011 OUTDOOR Placed 14th at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a personal-best height of 4.48 meters (14-08.25 ft.)... Cleared 4.15 meters (13-07.25 ft.) to finish 10th at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2).
2011 INDOOR Cleared a personal-best height of 4.30 meters (14-01.25 ft.) at both the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) and the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), finishing fifth and ninth, respectively.
2010 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
AT NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE Competed in the pole vault during the 2008-09 seasons, recording a personal-best vault of 14-1 ft.
HIGH SCHOOL Qualified for the state championships in the pole vault his junior year... A state qualifier in basketball his senior season... Named to the all-area football team as a quarterback in 2008... A member of National Honor Society and on the honor roll.
PERSONAL Son of Tom and Becky Hays... Father, Tom, is the vertical jumps coach at Kansas... Brother, Ryan, was a member of the pole vault squad at KU (2007-10)... Grandfather, Howard, also attended KU... Majoring in exercise science.