After completing his pole vault on March 2, junior Martin Desmery stood up, pointed to his teammates and took a bow.
He had just broken Ithaca College’s pole vault record by one centimeter. During the 2016–17 men’s indoor track and field season, then-junior David Dorsey tied Andrew Brown’s 2010 record of 4.70 meters.
“My first thought when I broke the record was, ‘Hell, yeah, and I wonder if anyone else will do it,’” Desmery said.
Pole–vault coach Matt Scheffler said he believed Desmery would break the school record this season because of how much Desmery has improved.