University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber took first place at the Canadian Outdoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Barber’s top vault was 17-8½, four inches better than runner-up Jason Wurster from the University of Toronto.
The victory gives Barber the right to represent Canada at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in August.
Barber adds the Canadian title to his Mid-American Conference indoor and outdoor titles and his fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships and his third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
— Staff report