BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo track & field program is excited to announce the signing of two top-ranked pole vault specialists from the state of New York who will be joining the Bulls in 2019. Violet Drinkwater and Dustin Meyer have both signed the National Letter of Intent to attend the University at Buffalo.
"We are working to develop all aspects of our Track & field program at Buffalo", said track & field program director and head coach Vicki Mitchell. "Both Dustin and Violet will help Buffalo grow into a highly competitive position in the Mid-American Conference, well known as one of the strongest Division-I Pole Vault Conferences in the NCAA. Both will bring in a unique still set of athleticism and understanding of the event," she added.
Dustin Meyer - Gates-Chili HS - Rochester, NY
Meyer comes to Buffalo as the number one returning pole vaulter in New York State. Dustin smashed the NYS Junior record in February 2018 when he cleared 16'1" and became a member of the prestigious 16-foot club. Additionally, he was a podium finisher at both the Indoor and Outdoor NYS Championships in 2018, and Runner-Up at the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor National Championships in 2018. Dustin will be majoring in Computer Science at the University at Buffalo.
Mitchell on Meyer: "With his strength and focus, Dustin is sure to become a force in the Mid-American Conference, which is one of the strongest Pole Vault Conferences in the NCAA."
Violet Drinkwater - Longwood HS - Middle Island, NY
Drinkwater will join the Bulls pole aulting squad after soaring to new heights in 2018 when she improved her vault by over 1-foot in the indoor season. During the Outdoor 2018 season, her 12'00 vault earned her the Section 11 Championship Title. She was a NYS finalist in both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2018. Violet will be majoring in Architecture at the University at Buffalo.
Mitchell on Drinkwater: "Violet's growth curve has been exponential, and we look forward to continuing her development as a member of our program at Buffalo."