Pole Vault Record Falls Again
Feb. 11, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., AMES, Iowa – For the second straight week and the third time this season the University of Kansas women’s pole vault record has been broken. Senior Amy Linnen broke the KU record and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with a best effort of 13-11.25, Friday night at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
The previous top mark was set last week when freshman Ekaterina Sultanova broke the record with a vault of 13-7.75.
Linnen finished sixth in the meet that featured professionals. Teammate Sultanova also competed well as she finished seventh with a top vault of 13-07.25.
Another group of Jayhawk athletes competed in day one of the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa.
Junior Sheldon Battle finished second in the weight throw with a personal best toss of 69-1.00. That mark is good for second place on the all-time list.
The Jayhawks did not feature any individual winners in the meets.
“Sheldon Battle and Amy Linnen were today’s standouts,” head coach Stanley Redwine said. The school record and automatic qualifying mark by Amy is very impressive.”
KU will compete in day two at both meets. Action for the Tyson Invitational will begin with the women’s distance medley relay at 9 a.m., while men’s 3,000 meter run will kick off the day at 10:15 in Ames. Full results from this weekend’s meet will be available Saturday evening.