Campbell Gets High Marks In Pole Vault Win

Campbell Gets High Marks In Pole Vault Win


Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational

Dempsey Indoor | Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25

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SEATTLE Nastassja Campbell’s spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships in two weeks was essentially secure, but she went into today’s Ken Shannon Last Chance Invitational looking to do more than just get a tune-up. Campbell, the Arkansas transfer, sailed over consecutive season-bests, ending with a make at 14-feet, 9-inches, the No. 3 mark in the NCAA this season and the No. 2 clearance in Husky history.
Campbell came to Washington as a two-time First Team All-American and SEC Champion, ranked 18th in NCAA history outdoors with her career-best of 14-10 ¾. But she was also coming back from an injury this season. This indoor season, Campbell has been consistently over 14-feet, coming in with a season-best of 14-2 ¾, but today she connected on a clearance of 14-5 ¼, and then on her first attempt at 14-9, she wobbled the bar but it stayed up.

That was a new indoor career-best for Campbell, and puts her second only behind Olivia Gruver in Husky vaulting history. It’s less than two inches off the NCAA lead as well. Campbell took three jumps at 15-1, but didn’t get it on this day.
Friday saw the first four events in the men’s heptathlon, which is a key event this weekend for the Huskies, as Bruno Comin Pescador and Jami Schlueter battle for PRs and potential NCAA qualification. Comin Pescador came into the weekend ranked 16th nationally, with the top-16 advancing to NCAA Indoors. He’ll need to improve his season-best score from earlier this month if he wants to make his first nationals, and he put himself in position to do just that on Friday.

Comin Pescador first won the opening 60-meter dash in 6.99 seconds, and then had a big long jump win of 23-10, which also put…

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