Wednesday, June 11, 2008

University of Albany's Luke Schoen Advances to Pole Vault Finals at NCAA Championship

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Des Moines, Iowa – University at Albany’s Luke Schoen leaped 17-feet, 2.75-inches to advance to the finals in the pole vault at the 2008 Division I NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday afternoon at Drake University’s Drake Stadium. Schoen will compete in the event finals on Friday afternoon.

Schoen, a sophomore from Bohemia, N.Y., finished tied for second at the NCAA East Regional Championships on May 31, to advance to the NCAA Championships, matching his own school record with a jump of 17-feet, 5-inches. Schoen, won the America East Conference title and finished second at the IC4A meet earlier this season.

Schoen will compete against 14 other student-athletes on Friday, including Virginia Tech’s Yavgeniy Olhovsky, whom he tied for second at the NCAA East Regionals.


NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

Men’s Pole Vault Preliminaries – advance to Friday’s final – all jumped 17-feet, 2.75-inches

Spencer McCorkel (Arkansas), Yavgeniy Olhovsky (Virginia Tech), Joseph Berry (Tennessee), Dustin DeLeo (UCLA), Mitch Greeley (Clemson), Sean Young (South Florida), Brian Hancock (Missouri), Luke Schoen (UAlbany), Jeff Coover (Indiana), Jared O’Connor (Washington), Daniel Imlach (Sacramento State), Nick Frawley (Air Force), Maston Wallace (Texas), Robert Caldwell (New Mexico), Johnny Quinn (UCLA).

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