Bryan Vickers, Ashland: NCAA DII Athlete Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

Four NCAA individual titles.

Four NCAA runner-up finishes.

Fifteen-time All-American.

USTFCCCA National Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.

Sounds like a Hall of Fame-worthy résumé.

Bryan Vickers had a legendary career at Ashland. So much so that he is now the fourth Eagle inducted into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Adriane Blewitt (Class of 2018), Jackie Jeschelnig (Class of 2018) and Sean Robbins (Class of 2017).

If one had to point to the moment where Vickers solidified his Hall-of-Fame billing, it came back in 2006 at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston. He became just the second man in NCAA DII history to sweep national titles in both the shot put and weight throw and broke the meet record in the former with a heave of 19.60m (64-3¾).

Vickers’ name still dots the divisional record book as he is the No. 7 performer in both the indoor and outdoor shot put from marks he recorded in 2006 and 2008, respectively.