Kylie Polsgrove high jumped a personal-best 5-8.75 on her way to winning the ECAC pentathlon and setting a new school record.
Liberty senior Kylie Polsgrove closed out her collegiate indoor track & field career in most impressive fashion, Friday at the 2019 IC4A and ECAC Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships inside the Boston University Track & Tennis Center. She won the ECAC pentathlon title with a new school-record score of 3,986 points. Meanwhile, redshirt sophomore Kysheen Myrick currently sits second in the IC4A heptathlon standings through four events.
Polsgrove's victory puts the defending champion Lady Flames atop the ECAC team standings with 10 points, two ahead of second-place James Madison and four in front of third-place Central Connecticut.
Polsgrove dominated the pentathlon competition, winning by 474 points over James Madison's Nicolette Serratore and eclipsing her previous personal best by 151 markers. Polsgrove took down Arlene Zelinskas' program record of 3,882 points which had stood since Jan. 26, 2007 with a score that ranks No. 21 in the NCAA this season.
Polsgrove won the Lady Flames' fourth ECAC pentathlon title, following Danielle McNaney's back-to-back championships in 2004 and 2005 and Erika Jackson's crown in 2016. Polsgrove completed an upward climb through the ECAC pentathlon standings which had seen her previously place eighth as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore and second as a junior.
Polsgrove won four of the pentathlon's five events, including the 60 hurdles (8.86), high jump (5-8.75), long jump (17-10.75) and 800 (2:18.73). The North Carolina native's high jump, 800 and shot put (36-6.75) marks all established new personal bests, with her 5-8.75 high jump clearance tying for No. 2 on Liberty's all-time list.
One week after winning the ASUN heptathlon title, Myrick scored 2,802 points during Friday's quartet of events. That has him trailing only UConn's Benjamin Grosse in the overall standings.
Myrick recorded new personal bests during each of the day's final three events, including a 20-5.75 long jump, a 43-9 shot put and a 6-2.75 high jump. His shot put mark paced the field of six heptathletes.
Up Next The meet will resume Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the IC4A heptathlon 60-meter hurdles. The full day of action will feature seven field event finals (IC4A long jump, high jump and weight throw and ECAC long jump, high jump, pole vault and weight throw) and running event prelims.