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Shaylah Simpson
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista

Career Overview:

  • Recieved All-Academic honorable mention in 2014.

  • Ranks second all-time in the indoor pole vault with a best of 13-09.50 (4.20).

  • Also sits second on ASU's all-time outdoor pole vault rankings with a career-best of 14-01.25 (4.30m).

2014 Outdoor:

  • Finished second in the pole vault at the Mt. Sac Relays with a 4.15m (13-7.25). 

2014 Indoor:

  • Placed first in the pole vault at the NAU Tune Up with a 4.00m (13-1.50). 

2013 Outdoor: 

  • Competed in the Pole Vault at the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminary Round.

  • Placed Eighth in the Pole Vault with a mark of 3.82m (12-06.25).

  • Captured second place in the Pole Vault at the ASU-UA-NAU Tri-Dual 4.00m (13-01.5).

  • Finished eighth at the 55tth Mt. SAC Relays in the Pole Vault with a mark of 3.90m (12-09.5).

  • Finished First in the Pole Vault at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with a mark of 3.89m (12-09).

2013 Indoor: 

  • Finished second in the Pole Vault at the UW Final Qualifier with a mark of 3.94 (12-11).

  • Placed eighth in the Pole Vault at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 3.94m (12-11).

  • Finished first at the New Mexico Don Kirby Elite with a mark of 4.22m (13-10).

  • Finished First at the Texas A&M Challenge in the Pole Vault with a mark of 4.02m (13-02.25).

2012 Outdoor:

  •  Placed third overall at the Pac-12 Championships with a mark of 4.28m (14-00.50).

  • Advanced to the NCAA preliminary round.

  • Placed second at the 54th Annual Mt. SAC Relays clearing 4.30m (12-01.25) a career best that set her second on the all-time outdoor records list.

  • Finished top three at all meets prior to heading to NCAA Preliminaries.

2012 Indoor: 

  • Snagged sixth place at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a mark of 3.93m (12-10.75).

  • Finished second at the Texas A&M Challenge clearing height of 3.87m (12-08.25).

  • Finished top eight at all 6 meets competed in to score points for the Sun Devils.

2011 Outdoor: 

  • Qualified in the pole vault for the NCAA Division I West Preliminary round where she was 22nd overall.

  • Finished fifth overall in the PAC-10 with a clearance of 13-00.75 (3.98m).

  • Set an outdoor career best at the Baldy Castillo Invite with a clearance of 13-02.25 (4.02m).

2011 Indoor:

  • Competed at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championship to score points for the Sun Devils with a fifth placed showing and a clearance of 13-01.75 (4.01m).

  • Set a career record of 13-09.25 (4.20m) for a first-place finish at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational.

High School: 

  • A 2010 graduate of Desert Vista High School (Phoenix).

  • Lettered in track & field four times and captained the team as a junior and senior.

  • Arizona state champion in the pole vault as a junior and senior.

  • Set the state record for freshmen with a clearance of 12-00.00.

  • Set the all-grade level state record as a senior with a clearance of 13-04.00 at the 2010 Meet of Champions.

  • Four-time Chandler Rotary champion.

  • Two-time Rotary Most Valuable Field Performer (2009, 2010).

  • Three-time Outstanding Vaulter of the Year (2007, 2008, 2010).

  • Arizona Republic Girl's Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2010).

Personal: Majoring in psychology with a minor in family studies ... Parents are Robert and Catherine Simpson ... Has two sisters: Laryssa and Aliya ... Sister Laryssa competed in pole vault for four years at Utah ... Born March 16, 1992, in Phoenix ... Hobbies include black & white films ... Full name is Shaylah Teryn Simpson. 

Personal Bests • Pole Vault: 4.30m (14-1.25)

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