49er men take first, women place second
LBSU posts four individual victories on Saturday
Adam Bianchessi wins the javelin, Michael Vaughan claims the triple jump title
Amanda Klinchuch had a lifetime-best 12-00 in the pole vault
Fifteen athletes have accounted for 18 marks that rank among the NCAA's top-10
TWO-TIME NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIER
TWO-TIME ALL-BIG WEST PERFORMER
2014 BIG WEST CHAMPION (Pole Vault)
LBSU OUTDOOR BESTS
Pole Vault: 17-05.75 (8th all-time)
LBSU INDOOR BESTS
Pole Vault: 17-00 (6th all-time)
2016 (Senior): Finished seventh in the pole vault at the Big West Championships (16-00.75) ... Cleared a lifetime-best 17-05.75 to tie for third at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... That mark moved him up one spot to No. 8 on the LBSU all-time list ... Also placed third overall at the Triton Invitational (16-06.75) and the USC Trojan Invitational (16-01.75) ... Claimed runner-up honors at the Cal Opener ... Competed in three indoor meets ... Reached a season-best 16-08 at the Husky Classic ... Named to the MPSF and Big West All-Academic Teams.
2015 (Junior): Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the pole vault ... Tied for 28th at 16-06.75 ... Big West runner-up with a height of 16-00.75 ... Cleared a then lifetime-best 17-02.75 to win the Big West Challenge ... Added an individual victory at the Cal Opener (17-00.75) ... Top collegiate finisher and placed second overall at the USC Trojan Invitational (17-01.5) ... Also had a second-place showing at the California Collegiate Invitational (16-02.75) ... Established an indoor-best 17-00 to take ninth at the MPSF Championships.
2014 (Sophomore): NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the pole vault ... Claimed the Big West title after recording a season-best 17-00.75 ... Reached at least 16 feet in six of nine meets ... Cleared 17-00 to win the Triton Invitational ... Notched individual victories at the RCC Quad Meet and Anteater 4-Way Meet ... Tied for seventh at the MPSF Championships with an indoor season-best 16-04.75.
2013 (Freshman): Finished 10th in the pole vault at the Big West Championships (15-05.75) ... Cleared a season-best 16-08.75 to take top honors at the Beach Classic ... Tied for fourth at the Cal-Nevada Championships (15-05) and the Big West Challenge (15-01) ... Established an indoor season-best 16-00.75 at the Air Force Team Challenge ... Added an 11th-place performance at the MPSF Championships (15-10).
High School: Lettered four years at Vista High School ... Finished third in the pole vault at the 2012 CIF State Championships ... Established a season-best 16-03, which ranked 20th among all high school athletes in the nation ... Two-time Avocado East League champion ... Also won the Jaguar Invitational and finished third at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational as a senior ... Named the Avocado East League's Most Outstanding Field Athlete in 2011.
Personal: Majoring in graphic design.
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