Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hot link of the day: UW Daily feature on pole vaulters Ryan Vu, Jared O'Connor & Scott Roth...

In the run-up to Friday & Saturday's NCAA West Regional track & field championships in Eugene, The Daily of the University of Washington has a feature on the Husky pole vaulters.

For the first time in school history, the University of Washington has three 17-foot vaulters in the form of sophomore Scott Roth, junior Ryan Vu (left/photo courtesy University of Washington), and senior Jared O'Connor.

Roth is the most accomplished of the trio, as the current Pac-10 pole vault champ has a wealth of experience competing internationally while still a high school student, and O'Connor is coming off a 2008 season where he placed an unexpected second in the NCAA outdoor meet in Des Moines.

But perhaps the most improved vaulter is Vu, out of Interlake High School in Bellevue, who was stuck at 16 feet for two years before focusing on fixing key mistakes during the off-season instead of making big heights.

To read the rest of the story, please click here...

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