Apr 27, 2013 10:11 PM by Andrew Masuda
Cal Poly senior John Prader broke a 16-year-old school record in the men's pole vault Saturday afternoon during the Mustangs' home dual track and field meet against UC Santa Barbara, clearing 18-feet, 7-inches.
The jump broke Sean Brown's previous record of 18 feet, 6.75 inches set in 1997."I just figured there is no reason to be second place anywhere so I knew the school record was 18-6.5 and since I was jumping well I might as well go for broke and throw it up at the school record and give it some attempts," said Prader, who ranks third in the nation in Division I this season. A vaulter at Ole Miss leads the country with a jump of 19 feet, 3/4 inch.
UCSB took both ends of the dual meet with the Gaucho men winning 101-96 and the women 102-96.
Cal Poly's freshman star Laura Hollander easily won the women's 1,500 run. She won by six seconds and finished with a time of 4:25.87.
"It felt better than I was expecting because I haven't run a 1,500 or a mile in so long so I was a little nervous. It was tough but I really wanted to focus on finishing though and having the strongest finishing kick that I could," said Hollander, who set a Big West record earlier this month in the 5,000 with a time of 15:53.73.
Other victorious Mustangs in track events included freshman Woolf, who won the 3000m steeple chase in a time of 9:18.66. Junior Jamison Jordan won the 100m dash with a season-best time of 10.53 with senior Antwaine Miller second with a season-best time 10.84.Junior John Guerrero continued his hold on the 800m, winning with a time of 1:51.99 with junior David Namnath placing first in the 400m hurdles (52.77).
Senior Chris Frias and junior Sean Davidson went one-two in the 3000m run with personal -best times of 8:16.48 and 8:17.98 respectively.
In the shot put the Mustangs went one-two-three with sophomore Brian Hutchison leading with way with a PR of 54-feet, 3-inches. Junior Joshua Hines was second with freshman Nick Bultman third. Hines posted a PR of 50-feet, 2.25 inches while Bultman had a PR of 49-feet, 5.50 inches.
On the women's side, freshman Kendal Nielsen's mark of 40-feet, 8-inches in the triple jump was a PR for the freshman and good for 27th in the West Region. She sits 5th all-time in program history after that jump. Nielson also posted a mark of 18-feet, 10.75-inches in finishing second in the long jump, also a PR.
Freshman Amy Loschivo won the pole vault with a PR of 12-feet, 7.5-inches and sophomore Talaivosa Hingano won the shot put with a mark of 42-feet, 5.25 inches. In track events for the women's team, senior Erika Schaeffer won the 300m steeple chase in a time of 11:04.93 with teammate Kasey Urman in second with a time of 11:40.91.Junior Aspen Makkar won the 400m dash with a time of 59.41, while senior Lia Rivers-Birt led a trio of Mustangs in sweeping the 800m run in a time of 2:12.06.
Nipomo High graduate Heather Hawes, a sophomore at UCSB, finished second in the women's discus throw (142-3.25), third in the shot put (41-3.5) and sixth in the hammer throw (130-10.75). Arroyo Grande High graduate Danielle Lauinger, a sophomore at Cal Poly, finished fourth in the discus with a top mark of 139-4.75 and finished fifth in the javelin at 63-10.
Next up for the Mustangs are the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships that will start with the multi-events on May 3-4. That will be followed up the next weekend with the standard events. The championships will be hosted by Cal State Northridge.
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