2010 OUTDOOR: Competed in the pole vault at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (May 15) recording his best vault of the season at 4.79m(15-08.50ft.).
2010 INDOOR: Recorded two third place finishes in the pole vault, both with jumps of 4.75m (15-07.00ft.). The first coming at the Kansas vs. Missouri Duel (Jan. 15), and the second coming at the Jayhawk Classic (Jan. 29)... Notched his highest jump of the season at 4.80m (15-09.00ft.) at the Arkansas Final Qualifier (Mar. 5), finishing 12th.
2009 OUTDOOR: Tied his career-best vault of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.) three times throughout the season...Finished second at the John Jacobs Invitational (April 11) and 11th at the Big 12 Championships (May 16).
2009 INDOOR: Recorded a season-best vault of 4.85 meters (15-11 ft.) at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 27)...Cleared 4.82 meters (15-09.75 ft.) at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (March 7) to finish 11th.
2008 OUTDOOR: Placed in the top five in the pole vault three of the four times in which he competed...Finished in third place at the Arkansas Twilight with a career and season-best jump of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.)...Placed fifth at both the Kansas Relays and the Missouri Relays...Posted a 16th-place finish in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships with a jump of 4.75 meters (15-07 ft.).
2008 INDOOR: Competed in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships and placed 11th with a vault of 4.75 meters (15-07 ft.).
HIGH SCHOOL: Started vaulting halfway through his sophomore year...Eastern Kansas League (EKL), district, regional, and Kansas 6A state champion in 2006 (14-09 ft.) and 2007 (15-06 ft.)...Was named to the all-Johnson County first team and all-Sun County first team in 2006 and 2007...Earned all-metro honorable mention in 2006 and all-metro first team honors in 2007...EKL scholar athlete and honor roll student all four years...Played football and basketball for two years...Was captain of the football team...All-EKL defensive back in 2005 and 2006...All-EKL wide receiver in 2006...All-Sun County defensive back in 2006...Honorable mention All-Johnson County defensive back in 2006.
PERSONAL: Son of Rob and Kim Merrill...Born in Stone Mountain, Ga. ... Majoring in business marketing.