|High School:||Downey HS|
|Previous College:||Golden West College|
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
Dillon Atchley spent two seasons (2010-12) at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... finished second at the Orange Empire Conference Championships in the pole vault at 14-9.5 ... had a season-best of 15-6 for the Rustlers as a sophomore ... was a southern California championship qualifier in the decathlon as a freshman in 2011 ... earned his associate of arts degree in 2012 with a 3.4 grade point average.
DOWNEY HIGH SCHOOL
Atchley earned letters as a pole vaulter for the track & field team at Downey High School in Downey, Calif. ... was a two-time San Gabriel Valley League pole vault champion in 2009 and 2010 ... the Vikings won the SGVL title under coach Tim Meledy in 2008 ... top pole vault mark was 13-3 as a senior ... owns the sophomore vault record of 13-1 ... also qualified for the Junior Nationals in 2008 ... graduated in 2010 with a 3.6 grade point average.
Born October 1, 1992 ... parents are Drucilla Best and Darin Atchley ... favorites include international pole vaulters Bjorn Otto and Sergei Bubka, actor Hugh Jackman, the TV show "The Walking Dead" and the movie "A Clockwork Orange" ... says he chose Cal State Northridge "for the good team chemistry and the strength of the program" ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "the pride of representing your school" and the toughest is "the pain required to improve" ... once met Brad Pitt ... major is English Literature with a minor in Urban Studies.