Several Longhorns posted personal records as they competed on the first day of the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday.
Barrett Poth won the men’s pole vault event as he cleared a height of 17 feet, 8 1/2 inches, a new personal record, on his first attempt. He bested Olympian Logan Cunningham in the process.
Another Longhorn victory came when Charles Mills took the men’s 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.40. It was his first collegiate win.
Lauryn Caldwell finished in fifth in the women’s weight throw, recording a mark of 59-4. Her new personal best is close enough for her to take aim at the school mark of 60-10 3/4.
Alan Zapalac also hit a personal record with his performance in the men’s weight throw. He took second place with a mark of 67-5 1/4. That’s the second-best mark in school history.
“I’m really happy that the plan is coming together,” assistant coach Ty Sevin said. “We’re trying to get to a place where we can be really competitive at conference and take home a team title, and we want the throws and pole vault to be a big contributor to that.”
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