The Pirates concluded the indoor season with an appearance at the NCAA Championships
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
The Pirates won four events at UNC's Kent Taylor Invitational
Tynita Butts wins the women's high jump, sets facility record
The Pirates set five more school records and won four events at the Penn State Nationals
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the Indoor pole vault and heptathlon...Set the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 4.97m (16-03.50) at the C-USA Indoor Championships for a fourth-place finish...Won the pole vault at Christopher Newport (4.76m, 15-07.25) and Kent Taylor Invitational (4.90m, 16-00.75)...Registered a season-best 4,218 points in the heptathlon for a fourth-place finish at the Penn State National.
2011-12 Track & Field: Participated in the Indoor pole vault and notched a season-best mark of 4.75m at the SPIRE Invitational...Competed in the Outdoor pole vault...Tallied a career-best mark of 5.02m at the VMI for a second-place finish...Won the pole vault at Charlotte (4.80m)...Placed fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 4.73m.
2010-11 Track & Field: Set the outdoor school record in the pole vault event by reaching 4.88 meters at the Quad Meet...Won event titles at the Quad Meet and Charlotte Invitational...Finished sixth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
2009-10 Track & Field: Holds the school record for the indoor pole vault (4.61 meters), set at the C-USA Indoor Championships where he finished sixth...Best outdoor mark occurred at the Quad Meet, a 4.60-meter mark which gave him fourth-place.
High School: Named East Forsyth's Freshman-of-the-Year his rookie season...Broke the Eagles' 30-year old school record as a sophomore...Was the North Carolina 4A outdoor state champion his senior campaign while finishing second in the indoor season...Recorded the fifth-highest jump ever among North Carolina prep athletes his senior season...Helped guide East Forsyth to the 2008 indoor state championship...Earned eight varsity letters in track and field as well as played soccer for two seasons.
Personal: Born Aaron Zakula in Kernersville, N.C... Son of Matthew and Cathy Zakula...Majoring in exercise physiology.