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WSU’s Jacob Englar wins Pac-12 pole vault title

Pac-12 Track & Field Championship Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Washington State track and field team wrapped up its Pac-12 season this weekend with the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene and senior Jacob Englar is bringing some hardware back to Pullman after winning the Pac-12 pole vault championship.

Englar cleared 5.11 meters on his first attempt and that proved to be enough as a pair of runner-ups could only muster 5.01 meters.

Not only did Englar win, but he managed to pull off the perfect Pac-12 Championship winning photo, celebrating mid-air after clearing the mark. This is perfection.

Pac-12 Track & Field Championship Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images


Englar was the only Coug to take home a championship, but several others found themselves on the podium.

Micaela De Mello broke her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles not once but twice. The sophomore bested her previous record in qualifying then improved on it with a 13.03 in the finals, finishing second and just 0.09 from a title.

Colton Johnson ran a season-best time in the 3000-meter steeplechase to finish third in the event. Mitch Jacobson also posted a season-best in the high jump with his mark good enough for a second-place finish. Valentina Barrios Bornacelli finished second in the javelin throw.

The Cougs now move onto the NCAA Championship West Regionals with trips to the NCAA Championships on the line.



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