AUSTIN, Texas (6/5/19) – Senior Michael Carr broke Earl Bell’s school record in the pole vault and finished fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Making his NCAA Outdoor Championships debut, Carr saved his best collegiate outing for the biggest stage. Equaling his personal-best with a clearance on the third height (5.50m/18-0.50), Carr cleared 5.60m (18-4.50) before breaking the school record established in 1976 by Earl Bell (5.67m/18-7.25) by clearing 5.70m (18-8.25) to finish fifth. The fifth place finish earns him First Team All-America honors. The clearance qualifies him for the USA Track & Field Championships in which he will compete on July 27 at 2:00 p.