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Utah State’s Kyle Brost to represent Mountain West at NCAA Leadership Forum

LOGAN – Utah State men’s track & field jumper Kyle Brost was selected to attend the 2019 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14, in Orlando, Florida.

The junior from Chandler, Arizona, is one of two representatives from the Mountain West who will attend the forum.

“It is an honor to be representing both Utah State and the Mountain West at the leadership forum,” Brost said. “I am excited to learn what it takes to be a good leader. I can’t wait to share what I learn with the university and the conference.”

While at the forum, Brost will take part in customized sessions that enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development at the campus and conference level, as well as beyond the intercollegiate landscape.

The Leadership Forum, created in 1997, has been a life-changing experience for more than 5,000 student-athletes, many who have grown personally and professionally, gained a new network of peers and friends, and felt the rewards and importance of community service.

“I am very excited for Kyle to have this opportunity,” said Utah State multi-events/jumps coach Erik Rasmussen. “He is exactly the kind of person any organization would love to have as a representative. As a student-athlete, he brings energy and effort every day, he is a positive influence and mentor to his teammates, and he performs at a high level. He leads by example and is the first to volunteer to serve, whether the opportunity is fun or challenging.”

Brost ranks first all-time in USU indoor history in the triple jump with a mark of 15.07 meters (49-5.50) set on Feb. 9, at the New Mexico-hosted Don Kirby Invitational. Following that performance, Brost was tabbed the Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week.

Just two weeks later at the MW Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brost placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.81 meters (48-7.25) to earn first-team all-league honors.

Brost ranks third all-time in USU outdoor history in the triple jump with a mark of 15.01 meters (49-3) set on March 29 at the Utah Valley Invitational in Orem.

As a sophomore in 2018, Brost earned first-team all-MW accolades after placing third in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 14.85 meters (48-8.75) at the Indoor Championships.

The son of Doug and Melissa Brost is majoring in aviation technology – professional pilot: fixed wing emphasis. His grade point average last semester was a 3.94 and his cumulative GPA is 3.17.