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Denk Wins Pole Vault

On Senior Weekend, Denk leads the ‘Dores at Music City Challenge

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It was Senior Weekend for the Commodores at their Music City Challenge, and Kristen Denk made the most of it with a victory in the Pole Vault.

Denk, a Senior Indoor (and Junior Outdoor), won with a vault of 4.23m. She came in at 4.03 and took two jumps for her first two progressions. At 4.23m, she scratched on her first attempt and then cleared on her second. She defeated vaulters from Michigan St, Mississippi St, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Cincinnati, among others in the 30+ vaulter field.

Junior Margaret Ollinger continued her solid indoor campaign by vaulting 4.03m cracking the 13’ barrier again. She is knocking on the door for more personal records and peaking at the right time in the Indoor season.

Other stand out results were in the 400m by Freshman Tayai Shelby. She placed 5th in a 40+ runner field with a time of 55.17. She won her heat and was .1 of a second off of 4th place. The top four runners in the 400m were all Seniors.

Sophomore Regan Clay and Shelby placed 21st and 22nd respectively in the 200m. Clay ran 25.17 and Shelby posted a time of 25.22.

In the 800m Reagan Bustamente ran 2:09.10 placing 7th in her heat and 8th overall.

For full meet results, click here, courtesy of CFPI Timing.

Indoor Regular Season is over as the Commodores will prepare for the SEC Indoor Championships in two weekends, February 21-23.