Albright claims Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors
IRVING, Texas – Following his NCAA-leading performance at the Rod McCravy Memorial last Saturday, Kansas senior pole vaulter Jake Albright was named the Big 12 Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week the conference office announced Tuesday. The honor was the first of Albright’s career and the first KU male to be recognized with an indoor weekly honor since 2011.
Kansas senior Jake Albright vaulted into the NCAA lead over the weekend with a career-best clearance in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky. The senior surpassed the 18-foot milestone for the second time in seven days en route to claiming his third victory of the season. Albright needed seven tries to get over his first four bars of the competition before needing all three attempts to push past a new career best of 5.54 meters (18-2). He now sits at No. 1 in the DI pole vault rankings and 15th on the 2017 world list.
The Jayhawks will be back in action Jan. 26-27 when they host the Jayhawk Classic in Lawrence. The first four events of the men’s heptathlon will kick off the meet on Thursday with the full slate of events to follow throughout the day Friday.
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