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12/06/2012

Mids Top Eight-Team Field at Navy Lid Lifter

Navy wins the 5,000m, high jump and pole vault.

Quiller enters his fifth year as the pole vault coach for the Navy Men's and Women's Track and Field teams.

In his time at the Academy, Navy pole vaulters have experienced enormous success. Most notably, Class of 2015 graduate, Mark Vetere, won seven Patriot League pole vault titles, and broke the Outdoor Championship meet record (17'0, 5.18m), as well as set the program record in 2013 at the Penn Relays with a jump of 17'3.5 (5.27m). Vetere went on to set the indoor program record with a jump of 17'1.5 (5.23m) at the Army-Navy Star Meet in 2014.

Other notable vaulters in Quiller's tenure at the Academy include Amanda Graham '15, third all-time in women's program history and a 2015 Outdoor Patriot League Champion with a height of 12'6 (3.80m); as well as 2016 grad, Jiles Maness, the 2014 Indoor Patriot League Champion and current program record holder in both indoor and outdoor, 17'2.5 (5.25m) and 17'4 (5.30m) respectively. Most recently, Charlene Kearns '18, won the 2016 Outdoor Patriot League title with a jump of 12'6 (3.80m).

Before joining the staff at Annapolis, Quiller served one year stints as the pole vault coach at both Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines, while he trained for the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the pole vault. Quiller finished eighth in that competition, to compliment his 13th place finish at the 2008 US Olympic Trials. In his time as a post collegiate athlete, he competed nationally and internationally with notable finishes in the 2008 US Indoor Championships (2nd), and 2011 US Indoor Championships (3rd).

While at Binghamton University as student athlete, Quiller was a three-time Division I All-American and a National Champion in the pole vault (2008), with an NCAA best jump that year of 18'6.5 (5.65m). After Quiller completed his Bachelors degree at Binghamton University, he stayed with the Bearcats as a graduate assistant coach while completing his MBA in 2010.

Quiller was commissioned as a Human Resource Officer in the United States Navy, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. He currently works in Physical Education at the Academy and resides in Annapolis with his wife Mandy, an accomplished pole vaulter herself, their newborn daughter, Kira, and dog.

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