Bruin Vaulters Among Top Finishers at Pole Vault Summit

Jan. 21, 2003

This past weekend (Jan. 17-18), nine Bruin vaulters competed at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, NV. Competing for the men were Jared Drake, Yoo Kim and Pat Luke. The women were represented by Karen Bewley, Chelsea Johnson, Jamie Kolar, Gail Larsen, Bridget Pearson and Jenea Russ.

It was the return to competition for both Jared Drake and Yoo Kim (both redshirted the 2002 outdoor season). Kim placed fifth at 16-2.75 (4.95m) in the College Men section 2. Luke placed sixth, also vaulting 16-2.75 (4.95m). And, Drake no heighted.

For the women, Karen Bewley was first in the College Women section 3 at 12-7.50 (3.85m). Also vaulting in section 3 were Jenea Russ (13th,11-9.75 [3.60m]) and Bridget Pearson (14thT, 11-1.75[3.40m]). Vaulting in section 2 were Jamie Kolar and Gail Larsen, who tied for 3rd at 12-9.50 (3.90m). And, freshman Chelsea Johnson, vaulting in section 1, had the top Bruin vault in placing fifth at 12-11.50 (3.95m).

The indoor track season will continue Saturday, February 1st at the Washington Invitational in Seattle, WA.

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