Photos from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships
2012-13 Indoor: Competed at the MW Championships in the triple jump, earning a 10th-place mark of 44'-9.75" ... achieved a career-best mark of 48'-1" (team-best for season) in the triple jump for first place at the Power Meet ... came in seventh place in the triple jump at 46'-4.25" at the Holiday Inn Invite ... finished eighth in the triple jump at 46'-4" at the AF Team Challenge. Outdoor: Earned All-MW honors in the triple jump at the MW Championships where he placed third at 49'-1.50," UW's 10th best all-time distance ... finished third in the triple jump at 48'-0" at the Jack Christiansen Invite ... came in fifth in the triple jump at the Nebraska Quad at 46'-9" ... achieved second place in the triple jump at 46'-6" at the Fum McGraw Quad ... opened the outdoor season at the Tom Benich Invite, placing fourth in the triple jump at 45'-11" ... named Academic All-MW.
During the indoor season, finished first in the long jump at the Power Meet where he also placed first in the triple jump ... came in ninth place with an indoor-best 47'-8" triple jump at the MW Championships to conclude the indoor season ... for the outdoor season, placed first in the triple jump at the Tom Benich Invitational and had a first-place mark in the same event at the Snowball Meet ... finished first in the triple jump at the Front Range Classic before taking seventh in the triple at the MW Championships.
Proved he is one of UW's best jumpers, finishing in the top 10 on 16 occasions ... during the indoor season, tied his personal record in the high jump at 6'-4" at the Shine Invite ... also competed in the MW Championships in the triple jump, taking seventh place ... during the outdoor season, competed in all three jumping events and competed at the MW Championships in the long and triple jump ... at the league meet he finished 12th in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump.
One of UW's best all-around jumpers last season as a freshman, contributing some solid finishes for the team in the indoor and outdoor season ... was third on the team in the high jump (6'-3.25"), sixth in the long jump (21'-11.75") and third in the triple jump (45'-10.50") ... finished ninth at the MW Championships in the triple jump, hitting a mark of 46'-10" ... finished second in two meets throughout the year, once in the high jump at the Power Meet and once in the triple jump at the TCU Invite.
Lettered all four years in track and football, while earning two letters in basketball ... in track and field, was a four-year state qualifier and placed at state three times. .. finished second in the triple jump twice and second in the long jump once ... academically, was on the honor roll for three years and was the vice president of the student council.
Born in Scottsbluff, Neb., to parents Sue and Gary Talkington ... has three brothers: Kole, Christopher and Eric ... majoring in history.
Talkington's Bests: Indoor
High jump - 6'-4" (2011)
Long jump - 21'-11.50" (2012)
Triple jump - 48'-1" (2013)
High jump - 6'-3.50" (2011)
Long jump - 21'-11.75" (2010)
Triple jump - 49'-1.50" (2013)(No. 10 UW all-time mark)