Liberty graduate Carson Waters placed an impressive sixth in the men’s pole vault with an 18-3 clearance,Saturday at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.
Making his USATF Outdoor Championships debut, Waters, a 2018 Liberty alum, made clutch third-attempt clearances at each of his first two heights (17-11 and 18-3). The St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., native then missed three attempts at a new personal-best height of 18-6.75, bowing out of a competition which later saw Sam Kendricks vault an American-record 19-10.5.
Waters continued an impressive first year of post-collegiate competition which has seen him add a foot (going from 17-5 to 18-5.5) to his best pole vault clearance at Liberty. The four-time Big South Conference men’s pole vault champion also placed fourth at the World University Games earlier this month, representing the USA Team.