Kleven Sets New WashU Pole Vault Record in Ohio

Photo by Marco Quaroni
Photo by Marco Quaroni

Ada, Ohio, March 4, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis track & field teams had three individuals compete in the Polar Bear Last Chance Meet hosted by Ohio Northern on Saturday afternoon, which included a new school record set by senior Everett Kleven.

Kleven reestablished a mark he previously set this season by reaching a height of 5.01m, placing second at the meet. The new school record height ties Kleven for fifth in Division III this season. He previously set the Bears' record at 4.91m at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. Kleven also became the first individual to exceed a height of 5-meters during the indoor season in UAA history.

Also competing for the WashU's men was freshman Brandon Hutchison. He placed eighth with a height of 4.31m.

Sophomore Dominique Meyer was the lone woman competitor from the Bears and she set a new personal best while placing fourth with a height of 3.41m.

WashU will travel to Naperville, Ill. Friday-Saturday, March 10-11 for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championship. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.