Guy Breaks Pole Vault Record Again at Virginia Grand Prix
May 8, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s track and field team hosted its final home meet of the season Friday with the Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan Field. The Cavaliers won eight events at the meet, highlighted by Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) breaking her school record in the pole vault.
“The biggest purpose of this meet was to get the rust off after exams,” said head coach Bryan Fetzer. “It was an opportunity for everyone to get back to competing and get ready for ACCs. From the performances we had, I think they were excited to be back in action and be done with studying.”
Guy broke her own school record in the pole vault, becoming the first Cavalier to clear four meters. She won the event at 4.01m (13-1.75), an increase of .16 meters from her previous school record of 3.85m set three weeks earlier.
“It was a just a matter of time before Bridget connected and put everything together,” said Fetzer. “As she continues to get more comfortable being on the bigger poles, she is going to continue to jump even higher in the future.”
Heather Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) was the top collegiate finisher in the 100m hurdles, crossing in a PR of 14.00, the seventh-best time in school history.
Kendall Cowne (Chantilly, Va.) won the 3000m steeplechase in a PR of 10:39.82. The quartet of Chaney, Wright, Lavender and Tori McKenzie (Chatham, Va.) won the women’s 4x100m relay in a time of 45.14. McKenzie also won the women’s 200m with a PR of 24.28.
In the field events, the Cavaliers had three winners with Christine Bohan (Avon Lake, Ohio) winning the shot put with a mark of 52-1.25, Caitlin Mautz (Doylestown, Pa.) winning the javelin at 140-3 and Moria Cronin (Andover, Mass.) clearing 5-6 to win the high jump.
Next week, the Cavaliers will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the 2015 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet will run May 14-16 at Florida State University.