In addition to the relay, The Raiders also sent Karissa Ricks to compete in the pole vault. Ricks matched her section height by clearing 10 feet, 6 inches. That total was good enough for the podium, as she finished tied for eighth overall.
“I would have liked to do a little better, but I am happy that I made the podium,” Ricks said.
Ricks, a sophomore, will have a few more years to improve on her finish.
“The wind was tough and a factor, but she battled,” Cohrs said. We like the fact she will be here for two more years. Eighth place is a great finish in this meet. There are a lot of great pole vaulters here and she definitely is one of them.”