BLACKSBURG, Va. – A trio of pole vaulters competed at the Virginia Tech Challenge Saturday to wrap up the Cavaliers’ regular-season schedule. Junior Colin Duignan (Bronxville, N.Y.) turned in the top performance, setting a collegiate best mark of 4.92m (16’-1.75”) to finish fourth overall. Duignan’s mark was good enough to move him up to ninth place on UVA’s all-time performance list.
Classmate Kane Aldrich (Naples, Fla.) placed eighth in the competition with a best clearance of 4.77m (15’-7.75”). On the women’s side, sophomore Maya Maloney cleared 3.74m (12’-3.25”) and finished 10th.
Former Cavalier Bridget Guy, competing unattached, won the pole vault with best height of 4.54m (14’-10.75”). Graduate student Brenton Foster, who will compete for UVA during the outdoor season, took first place in the high jump with a top effort of 2.20m (7’-2.5”). Graduate student Sam Young, who will also compete for UVA in the spring, was third in the pole vault with a best mark of 5.14m (16’-10.25”).
The Cavaliers head to Clemson this week for the ACC Championships. The meet runs Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 25-27) at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex.