Sing was one of five competitors to clear the bar at 3.55 meters (11’7 ¾”) in the highly competitive field, and after breaking ties, the senior ended up in a deadlock for third place. The all-conference honor is her third straight, after finishing third at last year’s outdoor meet and winning the 2012 indoor title. Teammate Kate Collins also cleared at 3.55 M (11’7 ¾”), but wound up seventh after the tiebreakers were utilized.
Freshman Renee Reives also put points on the board for the Keydets, finishing seventh in the shot put. Reives hurled the implement 12.77 meters (41’10 ¾”) to notch two team points.
“Jennifer did a very good job today to get all-conference honors once again,” said VMI head coach Darrin Webb. “The women’s pole vault has really improved in the Big South over the last few years, and these meets are always very unpredictable. Kate jumped well today too, and Renee was strong in the shot put. I’m pleased with a lot of our qualifications for Saturday as well, particularly in the 1,500, where all four of our runners ran very, very well.”
As mentioned, the Keydet women ran very well in the 1,500-meter run, where all four competitors qualified for tomorrow’s final. Emily Dinning had the fastest time of the quartet (4:43.87), while Leah Schubel (4:48.74), Jenna Moye (4:49.09) and Michelle Church (4:51.39) were all able to advance as well.
All told, the Keydets sit in 10th place after day two with nine total points, just behind Radford (12.5) and High Point (12). Liberty leads the way with 93 markers, just ahead of Coastal Carolina with 89. Gardner-Webb is third with 46 points, while Charleston Southern (28), Winthrop (21), UNC Asheville (20) and Campbell (20) round out the standings.
The final day of this year’s Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships will begin Saturday at 10 a.m.