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Waters, Ritchey Place in Top 5 at Bryan Clay Invite

April 15, 2016  Azusa, Calif.  RSS
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Carson Waters matched his outdoor best pole vault clearance of 16-1.25 for third place in the Bryan Clay Invitational.

Carson Waters matched his outdoor best pole vault clearance of 16-1.25 for third place in the Bryan Clay Invitational.

Liberty sophomore Carson Waters placed third and senior Ken Ritchey tied for fourth with matching 16-1.25 clearances in the men's pole vault, Friday at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific's Cougar Athletic Stadium.

Waters equaled his best-ever outdoor pole vault clearance, while Ritchey eclipsed the 16-foot barrier for the third straight meet. They were two of five competitors to make it over 16-1.25 on the day, along with meet champion Nathan Heitt of Arizona State, runner-up Rodger Mantor of Cal Poly Pomona and Nathaniel Schaefer of South Dakota State, who tied Ritchey for the fourth position.

Liberty will be back in action next Friday and Saturday (April 22-23) at the Virginia Challenge. The meet will take place at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Va.