Paine Breaks Pole Vault Record

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alexis Paine added an inch to her personal best on Saturday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Alexis Paine added an inch to her personal best on Saturday.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

May 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -

Junior Alexis Paine continued her breakout season on Saturday afternoon by breaking the Alabama school record in the women’s pole vault by clearing 13-5.25 at the Samford Invitational.

Paine’s vault bettered the previous record by 3/4ths of an inch and added an entire inch to her previous personal best to finish second in the event. Paine was one of six members of the UA women’s track and field team that participated in the meet prior to next weekend’s Southeastern Conference Championships.

In the high jump, Postenea Louisjeune cleared a personal best 5-8.75 to finish fourth. The Tide also had competitors in the hammer throw and javelin. Lee Stowers was second in the hammer throw with a toss of 166-10 while Jasmine Williams threw a personal best 166-2 to finish third.

The Tide’s full squad returns to action next weekend at the SEC Championships in Baton Rouge, La.

Samford Invitational Alabama Results
Women’s Results
High Jump
4. Postenea Louisjeune, 5-8.75

Pole Vault
2. Alexis Paine, 13-5.25

Hammer Throw
2. Lee Stowers, 166-10
3. Jasmine Williams, 166-2
4. Nia Barnes, 160-3

Javelin
1. Nia Barnes, 133-8
3. Bekah Hoppis, 127-7