Zeitvogel Breaks School PV Record As Women Finish 6TH At Patriots

Ashley Zeitvogel

Ashley Zeitvogel

Feb. 23, 2014

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Sophomore Ashley Zeitvogelset an Academy pole vault record with her winning performance of 12 feet, 8 inches in sparking Army the final day as the women finished sixth at the 2014 Indoor Patriot League Indoor Championships hosted by Bucknell.

Newest member Boston University dominated the field to capture the team title with 210 points. Lehigh was a distant second (130) followed by Bucknell (99.5) and Navy (99) with Holy Cross (92), Army (54.50), Lafayette (53), Colgate (19), Loyola (13) and American (10) rounding out the standings.

Zeitvogel's first-place performance met the ECAC-qualifying standard along with breaking the school mark of 12-5 ½ set by Kaci Clarkthree years ago. Zeitvogel's previous best (12-3 ½) was recorded against Navy this year.

Also finishing among the leaders was the distance medley relay team of Katrina Mecklenburg, Samantha Reid, Alexandra Sutherland and Rachel King, who were runner-up in 12:12.87.

Also turning in top performances was sophomore Haley Winters, fifth in the finals of the 60-meter dash (7.8), senior Azeezat Olatunde, sixth in the shot put with a toss of 40 feet- 3 ¼ inches, and sophomore Cody Rothschild, seventh in the shot put (40-1.25). Also contributing in the scoring with eighth-place finishes were junior Katrina Donarski in the 800-meter run (2:18.76) and sophomore Avrie Welton in the 60-meter hurdles (9.11).

"The women's final team placing is not indicative of where they were," noted head coach Troy Engle. "We had a couple of injuries that plagued us and a few holes in some events, but everyone was very competitive and fired up with an unbelievable spirit.

"The introduction of Boston University to the conference changed the entire complexion of the meet. They are incredible, and are one of the strongest teams in the East."

Army's postseason will continue for the athletes who qualified for the ECAC Championships with competition slated to begin March 8-9 in Boston, Mass.

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