Tien wins pole vault at KT Woodman Classic

Fort Hays State senior Brady Tien won the pole vault on Saturdayat the KT Woodman Classic in Wichita, Kan., hosted by Wichita State University. Tien was the only top-three finisher for the Tigers at the meet.

Tien won the event with a height of 16-feet, 0.75-inches, topping a field of 18 competitors. The height is a provisional qualifying mark, but Tien’s effort earlier in the year at the UNK Loper Invite (16-feet, 7.25-inches) has him ranked fourth on the national performance list. Fellow pole vaulter Jake Morrow came up just short of the provisional qualifying standard, finishing fourth in the event with a height of 15-feet, 7-inches.

On the track, Michael Kinuthia had the highest finish for the Tigers running 1:53.68 in the 800 meters. The time was just over a second short of the provisional qualifying standard.

Several members of the team were in action at the meet. Click on the results link above for complete results.

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