The last two years at Kentucky Wesleyan College have been full of success for Adam Bouchard.

The former Daviess County High School star has excelled for the Panthers' track and field program, carving out a spot for himself among the best in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

As a sophomore this past season, the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder placed second in the high jump in both the G-MAC indoor and outdoor championships, earning a pair of all-conference second-team honors in the process. That came following Bouchard's selection as the G-MAC Freshman of the Year in 2018.

"It's been pretty good," Bouchard said of his career so far. "It feels like a good spot for me, here at Kentucky Wesleyan. I feel like it's a good level where I can compete against tough competition and still do pretty well."

In addition to his prowess in the high jump -- he surpassed 2.02 meters at the G-MAC Championship in May -- Bouchard also competes in the pole vault, javelin throw and isn't opposed to filling in on a few relay track teams, if need be.

Eventually, Bouchard hopes his success paves the way for something even bigger.

"My overall goal is to be an NCAA All-American," he said. "Every year and every meet, I want to improve my marks and standards, or just improve on something, even if it's just a small technical thing. Each year, I try to move a little further along and try to extend the season as long as I can.

"This year, I had a goal of winning the conference, then I saw how high I can get and wanted to make it to nationals."

And, he knows those improvements are coming.

"It was one click away," he recalled. "There wasn't one meet where everything came together. I just need one more where everything clicks."

Bouchard, who was also a quarterback for Daviess County's football team, is still looking to make his mark on the gridiron, as well. He's since transitioned out of the signal-caller role and now lines up at wide receiver for the Panthers.

"Hopefully, I'm competing for a starting position," he said of the upcoming season. "It was a big change for me not having the ball in my hand every time, but I'm really trying to adapt to some new skills."

The physical education major expects even more success when KWC football team hits the field this fall under first-year coach Craig Yeast.

"I like him," Bouchard remarked of the former University of Kentucky standout. "I think he's moving the program in the right direction."

Whether it's suiting up for Yeast's football squad or coach Tony Rowe's track and field team, Bouchard plans to make the most of his next two years at Wesleyan.

"I went into college sports really not knowing what to expect," he said. "My first year, I was just trying to see where I was. My experience has been great so far, and it's hitting all the marks that I expected. Last year went pretty well, but I still expect more out of myself."

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