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2013, 2015 First Team Indoor All-American
2013 Second Team Outdoor All-American
2014 First Team Outdoor All-American
2015: Outdoor - Won the Bulldog Decathlon with a school and facility record score of 8,232 points thanks in part of wins in the 100-meter dash (10.85), high jump (6 feet, 9 inches), shot put (49-5) and javelin (220-11)...Tied for seventh in the pole vault at the SEC Championships after clearing 16-7.50 and was 18th in the event at the NCAA East Prelims...Competed during the first day of the NCAA Championships before having to pull out because of an ankle injury.
Indoor - Led a 1-2-3 finish in the heptathlon at the McCravy Memorial thanks to a final score of 5,886 points, which was highlighted with wins in the 60 (6.94) and the shot put (48-8)...Finished sixth in the open 60 hurdles (8.03) at the VT Elite Meet...Won the second SEC heptathlon title of his career and set the meet record by one point after piling up a personal best 6,036 points, which included a win in the 60 (6.99)...Finished just two points behind the winner and took second in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships thanks to a school record score of 6,068 in a performance that featured a win in the shot put (a personal best 50-6).
2014: Outdoor - Competed for the first time in 2014 and was second in the javelin with a mark of 211 feet, 2 inches and was seventh in the discus (130-5)...Shot to No. 2 in the Bulldog record books after winning the Bulldog Decathlon with 8,169 points thanks to performances of: 11.02-100-meter dash, 23-0.50-long jump, 46-1.25-shot put, 6-9.50-high jump, 49.84-400, 14.43-110 hurdles, 151-2-discus, 16-2.75-pole vault, 218-9-javelin and 4:48.02-1500...Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week for his home performance...Earned runner-up honors in the decathlon after scoring 7,675 points at the SEC Championships thanks in part to career-best time of 14.31 to win the 100 hurdles...Continued to train by competing in the javelin at the NCAA East Prelims and finished 41st (187-2)...Finished fourth in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships for a First Team All-America certificate after tallying 7,984 points in a performance that included a victory in the 110 hurdles.
2014: Indoor - Redshirted for the Bulldogs.
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...Majoring in Housing.
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