Fowler Sets Pole Vault Record; Rams in Fourth After Day One of A10s

Fowler Sets Pole Vault Record; Rams in Fourth After Day One of A10s

Complete Results: Day 1

Meet Information
Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship
Mackal Field House, Kingston, R.I.

KINGSTON, R.I. — Senior Karlee Fowler set a facility and meet record in the pole vault to help Rhode Island land in fourth place after the first day of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championship. Rhode Island ended the day with 25 points, two points ahead of Richmond and VCU. Dayton is atop the team standings with 41.5 points, followed by George Mason (35.5) and Davidson (30.5).

Rhode Island Results

  • Senior Karlee Fowler set a championship record, Rhode Island record and Mackal Field House record when she cleared 3.96 meters (12 feet, 11 ¾ inches). She easily out jumped the field, as the next closest competitors was more than seven inches lower than Fowler, who score 10 team points.
  • Freshman Jessica Ippolitto added four team points in the pole vault with a fifth-place finish.
  • Freshman Molly Botts and sophomore Lysah Russell both scored points in the weight throw. Botts scored five points by placing fourth, while Russell's sixth-place finish resulted in three points.
  • Rhode Island took sixth place in the Distance Medley Relay. The team of Alyssa Brehler, Gabrielle Curtis, Natalie Sopchak and Shelby Aardenwith posted a time of 12:02.99 to score three points. It was the seventh fastest time in the event in program history. Richmond won the event in 11:36.63.

Preliminary Qualifiers

  • Sophomore Kristina MacLure and senior Breann Burns finished third and fourth, respectively in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals in the event.
  • Junior Greta Scott had the second fastest qualifying time in the 400-meter dash. She finished in a time of 56.01, just .08 seconds behind George Mason's Sarah Moore.
  • Junior Mikaila Amerantes qualified for the finals in the 500-meter run. Her time of 1:15.26 was the fifth best in the preliminaries.
  • Sophomore Dominique Twombley grabbed the final qualifying spot in the 60-meter dash. She and George Mason's Ashley Lucas both ran times of 7.82 seconds.
  • Junior Katie McNulty advanced to the finals in the 1000-meter run, placing fifth in the prelims.

Team Standings
1. Dayton – 41.5
2. George Mason – 35.5
3. Davidson – 30.5
4. Rhode Island – 25
5. Richmond – 23
5. VCU – 23
7. Massachusetts – 20.5
8. La Salle – 15
9. Duquesne – 14
10. St. Joseph's - 6

What's Next
The A-10 Championship concludes Sunday starting at 9 a.m.