EUGENE, Ore.–South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen broke the NCAA Championships pole vault meet record after clearing 19 feet, 1 ½ inches, for the second NCAA title of his career.

Nilsen’s title brings South Dakota’s total NCAA Championships to three since the move to NCAA Division I in 2011. The Coyotes also boast 17 All-America accolades in the pole vault during that span.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Nilsen vaulted a centimeter past a 22-year-old NCAA Championships meet record Wednesday. Lawrence Johnson of Tennessee held the previous NCAA meet record from 1996.

Read More

Watch an Interview

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

About The Author Vaulter Magazine

comments (0)


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar