Wooten breaks A&M pole vault record

WACO – Enjoying a sun-splashed day at the Michael Johnson Invitational hosted by Baylor, the Aggies produced big marks Saturday. The highlight was an outdoor school record in the pole vault for Jacob Wooten as he cleared 18 feet, 8 ¾ inches while Ciynamon Stevenson triple jumped over 45 feet twice.

“We actually saw the sun today during a meet and as a result we had some really good things happen today,” said Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry. “We didn’t plan to do a lot of things today, and if we could go back and do it again I might plan it differently and be ready to run on such a great evening we had over here. Our people did a really good job.”

Wooten, who holds the indoor school record at 18-9 ½ (5.73), sported an outdoor best of 18-2 ½ (5.55) coming into this meet. After missing action the past few weeks due to an injury, Wooten challenged Baylor freshman KC Lightfoot throughout the competition.

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