PRINCETON, N.J. (4/3/15) – Junior Adam Bragg won the pole vault and six Tigers collected personal bests on Day 1 of the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday, April 3 at Weaver Stadium.
Bragg won the pole vault, clearing 5.15 (16-10.75) on his first attempt. Freshman Ben Gaylord reached a PR of 5.00 (16-4.75), easily clearing on his first attempt as well. With the wind and rain in Princeton, the event was moved indoors to Jadwin Gym.
All three hammer throwers threw PRs to start the meet on a high note. Sophomore Vic Youn led the pack with a 57.41 (188-4), reached the mark on his third throw. All five of his countable throws surpassed his previous best of 50.07. Senior Jake Taylor followed at 56.19 (184-4), launched on his fifth attempt. He threw two other throws that were further than his previous PR of 55.55. Finally, freshman Gabe Arcaro reached 56.02 (183-9) on third in just his second time throwing the hammer as a collegiate.
Freshman Jared Lee ran a PR in the 800, and had the best time for the Tigers as he clocked 1:55.87.
Junior Sam Berger ran a PR of 3:55.49 in the 1500 to finish seventh overall – while posting the third best time by a collegian.
Day 2 begins tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., with the javelin.
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