LUBBOCK — Not even two full months into his freshman season, Baylor’s KC Lightfoot is a Big 12 champion.

The freshman claimed the Big 12 title in the men’s pole vault on Friday in Lubbock. He soared 18-7 1/2 for the second straight week to tie his own indoor school record. Sophomore Riley Richards finished sixth, going 17-5 1/2.

Baylor sophomore Tuesdi Tidwell captured a silver medal in the women’s pole vault. Tidwell and Texas Tech’s Chinne Okoronkwo both topped 14-2 1/2, but the Tech junior claimed gold based on fewer misses.

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