Courtesy: Carl Piper
Kyley Foster broke the school record in the pole vault.
Foster breaks record on day full of field events
Courtesy: Rachel Whipple, UND Media Relations
Release: 04/13/2017
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LONG BEACH, Calif. - -  It was a day for the field athletes as the University of North Dakota track and field team competed at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Meet. 


Sophomore Kyley Foster entered the weekend holding both the indoor and outdoor pole vaulting records. Today, she bested that outdoor record with a clear of 13 feet, 03.75 inches (4.06 meters). She previously held the top spot with a clear of 12-06.25 (3.82) that she earned last season in Myrtle Beach, N.C. Foster leads the Big Sky Conference and is ranked 24th in the West Region. 


“Kyley struggled a bit in the beginning, but once we got things figured out she started rolling,” said jumps coach Joe Silvers. “It was a good day for her, but she is a competitor. She is excited, but she is always looking towards that next bar.” 


Throwers Molly Griep, Isabel Waite, and Katelyn Weber all earned personal records or season-bests today in their respective events. 


Griep earned a personal record in the discus after throwing 163-06 (49.83). She continues to hold the fourth-place in UND history, which she previously held with a mark of 163-04 (49.79) that she hit in 2014. 


Waite earned a fourth-place finish and a personal record in the javelin with her mark of 130-10 (39.87). She also earned a season-best in the high jump with her mark of 5-05.75 (1.67). 


Weber earned the second spot in UND history with her shot put throw of 48-01.75 (14.67).


“Weber is competing near 50-feet again which is where we are expecting her to get back to,” said head coach Kevin Galbraith. “She competed against some North Dakota State throwers that had beat her in the past, but she came up third overall.” 


In the hammer, Tyler Kolander moved to the fifth spot in UND history with his mark of 175-08 (53.55). Cody Mach and Adam Mehr both had a good day, finishing at marks just under their personal bests. 


Tanner McKinnon earned a personal record in the javelin after throwing 165-03 (50.36). 


The Fighting Hawks will continue competition throughout the weekend at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Mt. SAC Relays in Cerritos, Calif. 

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