Pole vault, DMRs shine at Tennessee Relays

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Virginia Tech track and field swept the pole vault on both sides and the men’s distance medley relay took first while the women’s DMR broke a school record on the final day of the Tennessee Relays at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium on Saturday.

The pole vault was the first event of the day on the men’s side, and junior Deakin Volz put together a season-best mark of 5.55 meters (18 feet, 2.5 inches) to place first. Torben Laidig tallied a fifth-place finish, vaulting a height of 5.15 meters (16 feet, 10.75 inches).

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