May 5, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C. — The Vanderbilt track and field team sent a group of athletes to the Bob Pollock Invitational hosted by Clemson University in a final tune-up for the SEC Championships.
The weather in Clemson was in the low 90s, providing a good warm-up for the expected conditions in Baton Rouge, La., for the SEC Championships, which start on Thursday, May 10.
Meagan Martin set a personal record in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 10 inches. The senior won the event with the mark and was not the only Commodore to take a win on the day.
Morgan Toone also tied for third in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet, six inches.
High jumper Brionne Williams, trying to get back on track in the outdoor season following a stellar indoor campaign, also picked up a victory. She won the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 9.25 inches.
Vanderbilt went one-two in the high jump, as Ellie Tidman cleared five feet, eight inches to place second.
“It was a hot, hot day so it was good to feel what Baton Rouge will be like next weekend,” said Vanderbilt Assistant Coach Clark Humphreys. “It was an awesome job for the jump squad as the meet was to sharpen up for SECs and we did just that. Now we just need to ride this momentum into next week.”
The 2012 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held Thursday-Sunday, May 10-13, in Baton Rouge, La., at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.