Lobos Sharp At Indoor Pole Vaulting Exhibition
RENO, Nev. -- Transfers Brandon Bennett and Bridgid Iworth notched a pair of impressive performances to lead the University of New Mexico at the 2003 Pole Vault Summit exhibition competition on Saturday at the Bill Cosby Indoor Track Facility. Bennett, a junior from Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona, cleared 16-08.75 to take second in the college mens second group. Meanwhile, Isworth, a sophomore from the University of Melbourne in Australia, soared nearly 13 feet, finishing fourth in the first college womens group with a mark of 12-11.50.
Both marks surpassed the Lobos' top efforts, indoors or outdoors, from a year ago. In fact, Isworth's mark would have surpassed both the UNM indoor and outdoor school pole vault records. She will get her first crack at the record books next weekend when New Mexico officially opens the 2003 indoor season at the Air Force Invitational on Jan. 24.
Other UNM performers at the Pole Vault Summit, included: freshman Chris Ashcraft - 15-01.00, 11th (college mens group 4), sophomore Derek Mackel - 15-01.00, 3rd (college mens grup 6), freshman Rodney Hocker - 13-09.50, 9th (college mens group 6), sophomore Amber Nolte - scratch (college womens group 3).