competes in 3000 meter run at the 2017 Vanderbilt Invitational Track Meet at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

For the second-consecutive week, WKU Track & Field’s Morgan McIntyre has been tabbed the Conference USA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. The senior’s second career accolade comes after clearing an indoor pole vault personal record of 3.98 meters (13’0.75”) over the weekend at the Indiana University Relays.

McIntyre’s mark tied for the top clear on the weekend, however the Ashland, Ky., native finished second following a jump off. With her jump, McIntyre owns the second-best indoor mark ever registered by a Lady Topper pole vaulter and three of the top-five marks overall.

Prior to the weekend, McIntyre already owned the best mark across Conference USA by five inches. In her most recent outing, the reigning C-USA pole vault champion upped her advantage to 10.25 inches. The 3.98-meter clear ranks 52nd across the NCAA.

Western Kentucky University Track & Field Morgan McIntyre
Courtesy WKU Athletics

Through four meets this indoor season, McIntyre has owned the top height for WKU Track & Field at each with her readings increasing every time out. The senior has two top-three finishes to her name already this season.

WKU will take the upcoming weekend off before heading to the Vanderbilt Music City Challenge from Feb. 9-10 in Nashville, Tenn. The following weekend, head coach Erik Jenkins and company will head to Birmingham, Ala., for the C-USA Indoor Championships.

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Jessica Leifheit

Assistant Director

WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations


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