NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale men’s indoor track and field team took home the top two spots in the pole vault at Saturday’s HYP rivalry meet at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym, and junior Paul Chandler and freshman Brendan Sullivan set some impressive marks in the process.
Going up against a talented field of athletes from Harvard and Princeton, Chandler and Sullivan placed first and second, respectively, in the pole vault on Saturday. Chandler’s vault of 15’9″ (4.8m) was a significant one—it was his new personal best, qualified him for the IC4As and was the best indoor vault from a Yale athlete since 2008. Sullivan, meanwhile, has been dealing with injury for most of the season, but his vault in the season opener—Sullivan’s first-ever collegiate vault—placed him at 14th on the Yale record list. On Saturday, Sullivan continued his remarkable debut season with a vault of 15’3″ (4.65m), bumping him up to 8th on Yale’s all-time list.