NORMAN, Okla. – Junior Katie Stripling led a group of Arkansas Razorback pole vaulters at the John Jacobs Invitational at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday.
Stripling won the event with a clearance of 13-11.25. Her jump is a season best, an improved regional qualifier and ties for the fourth-best jump in Arkansas school history. She currently ranks fourth in the NCAA and second in the SEC.
Junior Janice Keppler also improved her regional-qualifying mark. She cleared 13-1.5 to finish third. Senior Sarah Landau was fourth with a clearance of 13-1.5, also a regional qualifier.
Freshman Tina Sutej cleared 12-7.5 to finish sixth and sophomore Tara Diebold was seventh with a height of 12-1.5.
Next up for Arkansas will be the John McDonnell Invitational, Fri.-Sat, April 17-18 at John McDonnell Field. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Download: JJ Invite Results.pdf