Garrett Scantling
blank Garrett Scantling
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Episcopal

Height:
6-3

Event:
Muti-Events

2013: Outdoor - Finished one spot out of scoring for Second Team All-America honors after taking ninth in the decathlon with a personal best 7,873 points at the NCAA Championships...Finished fifth in the decathlon (6,943 points) at the SEC Championships despite suffering a no height in the pole vault...Earned runner-up honors in the decathlon at the Bulldog Decathlon with a personal-best 7,824 points thanks in part to victories in the shot put (47-5.25), high jump (6-9.75) and javelin (214-1).

2013 Indoor: Reached a personal-best height of 16 feet, ¾ inches to take fifth in the open pole vault at the Auburn Invite...Scored a career-best total of 5,619 points to take third in the heptathlon at the Razorback Invite thanks in part to his 23-foot long jump...Earned runner-up honors in the open pole vault with a clearance of 15-7 at the VT Elite Meet...Piled up a career high 5,889 points to win the heptathlon title and set a school record at the SEC Championships, thanks in part to reaching or equaling six career bests (60-meter dash - 6.95; long jump - 23-5.25; shot put - 46-9.50; 60 hurdles - 8.15; pole vault - 16-0.75; 1000 - 2:50.41) during his seven events...Including his school record mark of 6,017, posted five personal-best efforts (1000 - 2:47.07; 60 hurdles - 8.10; high jump - 6-11; pole vault - 16-8.75) and finished third in the heptathlon for a First Team All-America certificate at the NCAA Championships.

2012 Outdoor: Posted four personal-best efforts to score a career-high 7,434 points in the decathlon at the USA Junior Championships to earn runner-up honors and a place on the U.S. squad for the World Championships in Barcelona...Despite not scoring in the 110-meter hurdles because of a disqualification, finished seventh in the decathlon (6,331) at the SEC Championships...Shot to fifth on UGA's all-time top-10 list during his first career decathlon after scoring 7,410 points for third place at the Bulldog Decathlon thanks to victories in the high jump (6-9.50) and javelin (191).

2012 Indoor: Clocked an 8.52 in the 60-meter hurdle prelims before taking 11th in the finals...Finished ninth with 5,380 points during the first full heptathlon of his life at the Razorback Invitational thanks to six personal-best efforts...Improved his career-best score in the heptathlon to 5,481 to take fifth at the SEC Championships, including a victory in the high jump (6 feet, 10 ¼ inches).

High School: Named The Florida Times-Union Male Track Athlete of the Year and to the All-First Coast Team...Set school records in the pole vault, high jump and triple jump...Has personal-best marks of 15-3 (pole vault), 6-9 (high jump) and 46 feet (triple jump)...Won the 2011 FHSAA 2A state title in the pole vault after clearing 15 feet and was also fifth in the high jump...Named MVP as a sophomore and senior and was First Team All-City from his sophomore to seniors years...Also played football for Episcopal and caught 66 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...Earned MVP honors in football as a junior and senior and First Team All-City honors.

Personal: Born May 19, 1993...Son of Robbie Scantling and Michael Scantling...Brother, Hunter, was a pitcher for Florida State's baseball team before being drafted in the 14th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers...Father, Michael, played football at Valdosta State...Pre-Business.

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