Pole vault record broken again at RHIT Engineer Invite

Erin Trimpe beginning pole vault run

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - One week after juniors Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) and Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) both broke the school record for the pole vault, Trimpe followed up that performance by breaking the record once again Friday, Jan. 26 at the Rose-Hulman Engineer Invitational. 

Trimpe, one of three Panthers to score in the event, out-did last week's vault of 3.33m with a height of 3.53m to place first overall. With that vault, she now currently ranks in the top 10 in the country among NCAA Division III athletes.  

Also scoring the event were freshmen Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) and Sydney Schano (Louisville, Ky.). Jones bettered her vault of 2.73 last week with a height of 2.75m this week, while Schano also improved by clearing 2.45m 

Sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) had another strong outing. She set a new personal best in the weight throw with a throw of 13.48m to place third, and was also third in the shot put with a distance of 10.96m. 

Like Galbreath, freshman Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) competed in both the weight throw and shot put. She finished fifth in the weight throw (12.56m) and 11th in the shot put (9.51m). 

Another freshman, Emma Schmidt (Greenwood, Ind.) improved in the shot put in only her second collegiate meet. After posting a distance of 10.41m a week ago, she bettered that this week with a distance of 10.61m. That was good for fifth place overall and also puts her fifth on the school's all-time performance list for the event. 

Next up for the women is a trip to Anderson, Ind. Saturday, Feb. 3 for the Anderson Invitational. The meet is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at the Kardatzke Wellness Center. 

Contact: Mike Pritchard