Grace Gibson before her school record of 3.25M in the Pole Vault. In her first meet of the outdoor season she broke the record set in 2004 by Cathy McClane (3.15M). Gibson now holds the Spiders indoor and outdoor records in the pole vault.
March 20, 2011
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Grace Gibson set a school record in the pole vault, while Heather Roush, Jill Prentice, and Meagan McGovern captured first-place as the Spiders kicked-off the outdoor track & field season on Saturday at the Tribe Invitational. The meet was held at Zable Stadium on the campus of William & Mary.
"Today was a good start to our outdoor season," said men's head coach Steve Taylor. "Our men and women competed hard and with purpose. It was fun to watch many of our freshmen, several who have not competed for our program yet this year and our upperclassmen who showed their leadership."
Freshman Grace Gibson placed fifth and set a school record in the pole vault (3.25m-10'08"). Her mark broke the previous 2004 record of 3.15m set by Cathy McClane.
Redshirt-senior Heather Roush clinched first in the javelin throw with a career best series - six throws over 40m. Her winning throw reached 42.91m, ranking 23rd best throw in the NCAA this season. Roush also placed third in the discus and was the second collegiate athlete with her throw of 43.01m (141'01").
Freshman Jill Prentice came in first-place in the 3K with a time of 10:06.54. One hour later she placed seventh in the 1,500m race with a time of 4:44.0.
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