Track & field recap: Reimel sets women’s pole vault school record in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Senior transfer Karly Reimel highlighted an otherwise fairly uneventful Saturday for the Colorado State track & field squad in Nebraska, setting a new school record for the women’s indoor pole vault with a mark of 12 feet, 10.75 inches. Reimel finished second in the event, breaking Christine Ahn’s nearly 13-year old record by 4.5 inches. Both the men’s team and women’s team finished third at the quad meet behind Nebraska and Wichita State.

Along with Reimel’s great day, CSU junior sprinter Leah Fair maintained her consistent brilliance, winning the women’s 60-meter dash with a time of 7.52 seconds and the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 24.13. Josh DeLoach won the men’s 60-meter dash as well, crossing the finish line in 6.70 seconds.

Like clockwork, junior Aaliyah Pete earned yet another victory in the women’s shot put, throwing 52 feet even. Senior Tyler Schultz made it a CSU sweep of the shot put, taking the victory on the men’s side with a throw of 56-3.

Additionally, the distance squad was strong in its first appearance of the indoor season. Jefferson Abbey won the men’s mile with a time of 4:06.34, nearly a personal record. Darby Gilfillan and Laura Yarrow placed second and third, respectively, in the women’s mile, with times of 4:55.03 and 4:56.37.


Head coach Brian Bedard

(on Karly Reimel’s record-breaking performance in the pole vault)
“I was surprised. She was sick most of the week!”

(on the overall performance of the team at Saturday’s meet)
“I didn’t think our focus was great. We had some blunders that didn’t help our situation. Sometimes, these things are good. It plants a seed for growth.”

(on Leah Fair’s consistency)
“She’s a rock. She’s very regimented with her warmup and extremely focused. She’s competitive.”


Colorado State will get a preview of the venue that will hold the 2016 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships, traveling to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Team Invitational on Jan. 30.






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