Tai Barron,M-Track & Field,Freshman,Mansfield,(Thru Dec. 9)

Tai Barron,M-Track & Field,Freshman,Mansfield,(Thru Dec. 9)

At the season-opening Rhode Island College Invitational non-scoring meet December 9 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, first-year sophomore transfer Tai Barron of Mansfield won the pole vault in a field of seven with a mark of 3.96 meters (12-11 ¾) in his first collegiate meet. It was the seventh-best mark in program history and was the highest vault by an Eastern athlete in eight years, since Ben Lungren jumped 4.10 meters (13 5 ½) at the Wheaton Invitational Jan. 31, 2009.