LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western pole vaulter David Boyd (Victoria) cleared an unofficial personal best 5.00m at the Spartan Pole Vault Classic, becoming the first person to ever go over the five-metre mark inside the David E. Enarson Gymnasium.
Boyd's clearance would put him into the top five in the U SPORTS rankings, but results from Saturday's exhibition were unofficial. The fifth-year vaulter has an official personal best of 4.88m, which he cleared earlier this year to earn him automatic qualification for the U SPORTS championships.
Second-year teammate Maxime Léveillé (Shefford, Que.), who cleared 4.70m Saturday, holds the Spartans record at 4.90m, which he earned earlier in the season.
On the women's side, Emma Li (Markham, Ont.) cleared 3.50m.
The depth of the pole vault box in the David E. Enarson Gymnasium doesn't allow for official heights to be registered.
TWU will now prepare for the Canada West championships Feb. 23-24 in Winnipeg.
Emma Li – 3.50m
Maddie Li – 3.20m