Victor Weirich wins pole vault at ECAC/IC4A Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. – Victor Weirich led the BYU men’s track & field team Saturday with a first-place finish in the pole vault, becoming only the second BYU track athlete to win an ECAC/IC4A Championship.
Weirich finished the meet clearing 5.45m (17-10.59), which ranks him fourth overall on the BYU all-time outdoor record board in the pole vault.
Teammate Braydon Bringhurst place eighth overall with a mark of 4.95m.
In the preliminary rounds, eight athletes from the men’s team qualified for the finals.
In the 1,500 meters, Jared Rohatinsky placed 12th overall with a time of 3:51.24. Rohatinsky was the last runner in the race to qualify.
Ryan Jones finished narrowly behind Rohatinsky in 13th with a time of 3:52.50.
In the 100 meters, Fan Fan Charles placed second overall with a qualifying time of 10.72.
The finals for these events take place on Sunday. Because BYU does not compete on Sunday's, none of the BYU athletes will compete in the finals.
With the conclusion of the conference championships, the men’s track & field team will compete next at the NCAA West Regionals on May 23-25 in Austin, Texas. Final results for regional qualifiers will not be posted until Monday.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.