AUSTIN, Texas -- Baylor track & field freshman Tuesdi Tidwell claimed the women's pole vault title on day one of the Texas Invitational Friday afternoon in Austin.
The Early, Texas native vaulted an outdoor season-best mark of 12-9 ½ (3.90m) and beat out three upperclassmen to claim the event title. Her jump moves her up to the second-best outdoor performer in program history, surpassing Kaleigh Teel who vaulted 12-7 ½ in 2008.
Junior Ryan Womack also had an impressive performance in the men's pole vault, jumping an outdoor season-best mark of 16-8 ¾ (5.10m) to finish third. It's his second-straight top-three performance and third of the season.
On the track, Taylor Bennett ran her first 200 meters of the season and posted the second-best time on the team after clocking 23.23 to claim third. Victoria Powell (23.86) and Demitra Carter (23.97) finished in 11th and 14th, respectively.
Day two of the Texas Invitational begins with Kennedy Bailey in the 100-meter hurdles at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday.
Results and a full recap will be posted following each day of competition. A live results link can be found at TexasSports.com.
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