Here's some updates on Akron runners and jumpers and how they stack up against the rest of the country.
Junior John Russell leads the nation (college and professional ranks) in the pole vault with his Superman-ian 18-foot-1 jump. This weekend, however, he is matched up against Brad Gebauer from Michigan State at the Kangaroo Invitational. Gebauer is the ninth best vaulter in the nation.
Natalie Sako is tied for second in the nation in the high jump at 5-feet 11.5-inches. She is a MAC champion and All-American.
Sophomore Brittany Hocker, the fastest person on campus not named Cedrick Middleton, is tenth nationally with her 400-meter time of 54.39.
The Kangaroo Invitational is Friday at 7 in the Field House. Want to know what a track event is like? Read my previous post about it.