Sondre Guttormsen refuses to look back.
The freshman pole vaulter was one of five UCLA track and field athletes to compete in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three Bruin pole vaulters had top-five finishes, including Guttormsen, sophomore Tate Curran and redshirt senior Elleyse Garrett.
Pole vaulters coach Anthony Curran said Guttormsen only envisions himself atop the competition.
“(Guttormsen is) so far ahead than he was last year at this time,” Curran said. “He now only wants to be the top in the country. He’s looking at bars way above any freshman here has ever looked at.”