Briggs breaks school record in pole vault at Blacksburg
Briggs
Briggs

Friday, January 15, 2010

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 15, 2010) - Facing strong competition in Blacksburg, senior Jordan Briggs (Erwin, Tenn.) stepped up and came away with a new school record in the pole vault on Friday night at the 2010 Virginia Tech Invitational inside Rector Field House.

Briggs, who was coming off a solid outdoor campaign as a junior, broke Drew Beamer's record in the event, after finishing third with a mark of 15-03 (4.65m). Beamer previously held the record after setting a mark of 15-01 in 2007.

"I was really proud of Jordan's effort tonight," commented assistant coach Eli Sunquist. "Jordan has been working hard all preseason and to come through with a record-breaking mark tonight against a tough field says a lot about his character."

Meanwhile, on the track, senior Duronal Monal (Belle Glade, Fla.) recorded a top three finish in the finals of the 60m dash. After advancing to the finals with a fourth-place finish in prelims (6.79), Monal cut some time off that effort and placed third behind North Carolina A&T's Calesio Newman (6.70) and North Carolina State's A'Tolani Akinkuotu (6.72). The Belle Glade, Fla. posted a time of 6.77 in the finals.

Also on the track, junior Mike James (Palm Bay, Fla.) qualified for the finals in the 60m hurdles on Friday night. James clocked the sixth fastest time in the prelims (8.09) and placed fourth in the finals with a mark of 7.98 in the event.

Back in the field events, a pair of freshmen came away with respectable performances in the triple jump.

Fresh off claiming Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week honors on Thursday night, Ryan Beaver (Virginia Beach, Va.) turned in a top-10 showing in the triple jump (47-03). In addition, Bethany Lender (Altoona, Pa.) also claimed her first-ever weekly honor on Thursday and posted a leap of 38-07 (11.76m) to finish 11th in the triple jump on Friday night.

The Buccaneers wrap up day two at the Virginia Tech on Saturday morning, beginning with the men's high jump finals at 11 a.m.

For a full recap of events and results, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky