Youth gave way to experience on the last day of the 6th Annual Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field Meet as competition in the College/Open division was held Sunday in the O’Connell Center.

While most of Florida’s men’s and women’s squads went to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the 2013 Razorback Invitational over the weekend, a handful of Gators who stayed behind competed Sunday.

One of them was junior Caitlin Schuessler, who responded with a win in the women’s pole vault.

Schuessler, who competed for UF as a freshman in 2010, is just working her way into form after undergoing back surgery last August to repair a herniated disc.

Her winning effort of 12-1 1/2 was her best indoor mark since going 12-4 as a freshman.

“It’s been really good,” Schuessler said. “I had back surgery last summer, so I’ve just been trying to recover from that and slowly get back into pole vaulting again. I’m healing still, but it’s getting better.

“I’m very excited about competing in more meets this year and hope to keep improving.”


Carnes Vaulter Magazine
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