College seniors and pole vaulters Daniel Mukasa and Jahkeem Wheatley were each other’s first friend at Oberlin. Now, in their final year of collegiate track and field, the two hope to see each other on the podium at the Indoor and Outdoor North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Mukasa, a Physics major from Riverside, CA, has a pole vault personal record of 14’1.25” and hopes to either receive a Fulbright Fellowship in Uganda or work toward his Ph.D. in material science after graduation. Wheatley, a Law and Society and Sociology double major from Mount Vernon, NY, was the indoor conference champion last winter and holds a personal record of 14’5.5”. After Oberlin, Wheatley plans to attend law school and hopes one day to represent professional athletes and entertainers.

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