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Langin Wins Raleigh Relays College Women's Pole Vault

March 30, 2019  Raleigh, N.C.  RSS
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Taylen Langin's 12-11.5 clearance won the college women's pole vault and improved upon her own Liberty freshman record.

Taylen Langin's 12-11.5 clearance won the college women's pole vault and improved upon her own Liberty freshman record.

Liberty's Taylen Langin claimed victory in the women's pole vault's college section with a new program freshman record clearance of 12-11.5, Saturday at the Raleigh Relays.

The best pole vault clearance of the Idaho native's young collegiate career added six inches to her own Liberty freshman standard, set two weeks earlier at the Jim Settle Spring Break Invitational in Charleston, S.C. Langin climbs to No. 3 all-time at Liberty with Saturday's performance.

Langin matched the feat of teammate Anders Janes, who won the men's pole vault's college section with a Liberty freshman record (16-7.5) during Friday's action in Raleigh.

At the opposite end of the experience spectrum, redshirt senior Jonny Saintil posted a fifth-place finish in the men's triple jump competition. He reached a season-best 47-10 despite jumping into a headwind.

Sophomores Adrianna Mitchell (38-6.25) and Hannah Andrews (38-2.25) placed 10th and 14th, respectively, in the women's triple jump. Andrews' mark set a new personal best.

The first Lady Flame in action Saturday morning, Marvalyn Vernon placed 13th of 40 women's hammer throwers at 171-5.

Michael Fairfax produced Liberty's top finish during the team's light day of activity on the Paul Derr Track oval, clocking a season-best 400 hurdles time of 55.63 for 19th place.

Women's Event Winners
Taylen Langin – Pole Vault (College Section) – 12-11.5

Women's Record Breakers
Freshman Record – Pole Vault – Taylen Langin – 12-11.5
Old Record: 12-5.5 by Langin at Charleston Southern on March 16

Updates to Liberty's All-Time Women's Top 10 List
Pole Vault – No. 3 – Taylen Langin – 12-11.5

Up Next
After taking next weekend off from competition, Liberty will divide its athletes between three different meets the weekend of April 12-13. These include the Gamecock Invitational (Columbia, S.C.), Tennessee Relays (Knoxville, Tenn.) and WildCat Invitational (Lynchburg, Va.)