Joey Uhle and Kimber Shealy swept the conference’s weekly awards.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two members of the Air Force pole vault team swept the weekly Mountain West awards, as freshman Joey Uhle and senior Kimber Shealy were selected as the MW Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week on May 8. It is the first such award for Uhle and the third for Shealy, who also claimed the award during the indoor seasons of her freshman and sophomore years.
Uhle earned first-place honors in the men’s pole vault at the Front Range Classic on May 4, clearing a career-best mark of 17’2¾”. His mark, which tied the Meet Record that teammate Cale Simmons set last year, is personal improvement of four inches and ranked as the fifth-best clearance in program history. It is also ranked second in the conference and 37th in the nation.
Shealy set a new Air Force record in the women’s pole vault at the Front Range Classic, recording a personal-best height of 13’1¾”. Her height, which is second in the conference and 49th in the nation, broke the Front Range Classic standard by six inches. Shealy also set a new Cadet Outdoor Track and Field Complex record, becoming the first athlete (male or female) to impact the stadium records since 2002.
This is just the third time that Air Force has swept the league’s weekly awards, joining Nick Frawley and Sara Neubauer in 2010 and Paul Gensic and Olivia Korte in 2005.
Air Force returns to action tomorrow, when it hosts the 2012 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Cadet Outdoor Track and Field Complex on May 9-12. The four-day meet begins on Wednesday, May 9, with the opening day of decathlon and heptathlon competition.
By AF Athletics Track & Field