KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman All-American Victoria von Eynatten finished runner-up in the women’s pole vault as members of the Virginia Tech pole vault crew competed on day two of the Sea Ray Relays, hosted by the University of Tennessee, at Tom Black Track Friday.
von Eynatten was one of four competitors to clear a height of 13-1.5 (4.00m) and she finished second on misses to former Indiana University All-American Vera Neuenswander, who competed unattached.
After passing at the first four heights, von Eynatten cleared her opening height of 12-5.5 (3.80m) on her first attempt, before taking two attempts to go over 12-9.5 (3.90m). She then had a first attempt make at 13-1.5 (4.00m), before faltering at 13-5.25 (4.10m).
Freshman All-American Martina Schultze finished seventh with a clearance of 12-9.5 (3.90m), while redshirt sophomore Leigh Allin was ninth at 11-11.75 (3.65m) and took attempts at an outdoor personal best of 12-5.5 (3.80m). Redshirt freshman Lyndsey Saunders tied for 12th at 10-11.75 (3.35m).
Tech redshirt freshman Matt Hoogland also competed in the open section of the men’s pole vault, but could not negotiate the opening bar of 14-1.25 (4.30m).
Redshirt senior All-American Hunter Hall took second place in the invitational section of the men’s pole vault as members of the Virginia Tech pole vault crew competed on day three of the Sea Ray Relays, hosted by the University of Tennessee, at Tom Black Track Saturday.
Hall was one of four competitors to clear 17-4.5 (5.30m) as he finished second to former Hokie All-American Jared Jodon on misses. Hall has cleared the same height of 17-4.5 in each of his three pole vault competitions this outdoor season.
Redshirt senior All-American Joe Davis tied for fifth at 17-0.75 (5.20m) and seniorMike Miller notched a personal best clearance of 16-8.75 (5.10m) to finish ninth. Freshman Chris Uhle and sophomore Corey Shank did not clear the opening bar of 15-11 (4.85m).
The Hokies will compete in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship next week (April 19-21) at Lannigan Field on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.