Miners’ McGuire reaches automatic qualifying mark in pole vault

JOPLIN, Mo. – Ryan McGuire (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) reached the automatic qualifying standard in the pole vault Friday as a number of Missouri S&T competitors took part in the Missouri Southern Last Chance Meet.

McGuire cleared 17-feet – just shy of the S&T school record – on his second try to make the mark and earn a certain trip to the national meet which will begin May 22 in Allendale, Mich.

Cody Durand (Peoria, Ill./Dunlap) also made a provisional qualifying mark in the pole vault Friday, clearing 16-4 to earn his mark.

S&T had two individuals also competing Friday at Grand Valley State — the host for the national meet — with Trenton Morris landing a provisional qualifying time in the 1,500-meters in a school record time of 3:50.73.  Jared Patterson also competed at GVSU and finished fourth in the 800-meters with a time of 1:56.56.

Also at Missouri Southern, Luke Moehlenbrock (Mountain VIew, Mo./Mountain View-Liberty) cleared 6-3¼ in the high jump to finish second, while Piotr Gal (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) was third in the long jump at 22-3¾ and Nick Barrett (O’Fallon, Ill./O’Fallon) took fourth in the discus with a mark of 160-9, narrowly missing the provisional mark in that event.  Alec Hackett (Buffalo, Mo./Fair Grove) had a mark of 14-10¼ in the pole vault as did Trevor King (Union, Mo./Union).

Among the women competing at Missouri Southern on Friday, Taylor Cipicchio was second in the pole vault as she cleared 12-6.  Rachel Ederle went over the bar at 11-6¼ in the pole vault to take fifth, while Mary Ann Bradshaw had marks of 17-10¾ in the long jump and 37-1¾ in the triple jump.





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