2017 American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion - Heptathlon
2017 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Champion - 4x400-meter relay
2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - Heptathlon (Indoor)
2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 4x400-meter Relay (Outdoor)
2017 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Silver Medalist - Decathlon
2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - Decathlon (Outdoor)
|High Jump||1.95m (6-4.75)||2.24.17|
|Pole Vault||4.65m (15-3)||2.24.17|
|Long Jump||7.30m (23-11.5)||1.28.17|
|Shot Put||11.95m (39-2.5)||2.24.17|
|High Jump||1.85m (6-0.75)||3.29.17|
|Pole Vault||4.70m (15-5)||5.12.17|
|Long Jump||7.16m (23-6)||3.29.17|
|Shot Put||12.26m (40-2.75)||5.12.17|
Indoor: Won the American Athletic Conference Championships while competing in his second heptathlon for the Cougars over Feb. 24-25, where he earned First Team All-American Athletic Conference honors...Set six personal bests at the American meet including the 60-meter dash (7.08), 1,000-meter run (2:40.55), 60-meter hurdles (8.47), high jump (1.95m), pole vault (4.65m) and shot put (11.95m), while scoring a career-best 5,636 points...Set a personal best of 7.30m (23-11.5) at the Houston Invitational on Jan. 28.
Outdoor: Tallied 7,374 points in the decathlon to take silver at the 2017 American Outdoor Championships en route to earning Second Team All-Conference laurels...Also helped the Cougars to an American Championship in the 4x400-meter relay while running the third leg...Posted a personal-best 7,374 points in the decathlon at the American Championships, while setting top marks in the 100m (10.96), 1,500m (4:26.28), pole vault (4.70m), shot put (12.26m) and javelin (50.56m)...Set a personal best in the 110-meter hurdles at the Beach Invitational when he ran 14.97...Threw the discus 35.15m (115-4) at the Houston Alumni Invitational to set a personal best in the event...Completed his first collegiate decathlon at the 2017 Clyde LIttlefield Texas Relays where he set his top marks in the 400m (48.36), high jump (1.85m) and long jump (7.30m).
Competed four years at Elmira District Secondary School…Was a four-time national champion in the decathlon…Holds the Canadian Junior Decathlon Record…Qualified for the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland…holds eight high school records while competing in the decathlon…also played basketball for two seasons, and ran cross country for one season in high school.
Son of Colleen and Roland Mechler…Has four siblings, Joshua, Meghan, Emile and Taiga…Enjoys playing video games, napping and playing sports in his free time…Volunteers as a track coach…Majoring in Health…Aspires to be a track coach after his professional career is completed.