BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Virginia pole vaulter Bridget Guy (Greensburg, Pa.) finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday (March 9).
Guy cleared a height of 4.41m (14’5.5″) in the pole vault to finish fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Her performance set a school record, as she topped the UVA standard in the event for the fourth time this season. Guy cleared the height on her first attempt at the mark.
“Bridget is such a competitor,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “She continually excels on the big stage. What a great way for her to end her UVA indoor career, with another school record and All-America honors.”
Guy earned first-team All-America honors with the finish. She is the first female Cavalier to be named an All-American since Iona Lake (2016) and the first indoor pole vault honoree in program history.
Competing as the lone competitor for the Cavalier women, Guy recorded four points in the team competition for 48th place.
“We have an amazing staff,” Fetzer said. “Every year, one of the event groups steps up and serves as our backbone, like (Pete) Watson and (Martin) Maric have done before. I’m very blessed to have the staff we have here. Mario (Wilson) has done a great job with his group and they have been amazing all indoor season. I can’t wait to see what is next during the outdoor season.”
The Cavaliers will return to action March 16, competing at the William and Mary Triangular in Williamsburg, Va.