2012 Top Moments Indoors: No. 4 Meyers Vaults to Lifetime Best|
Kyal Meyers' 2012 indoor season was catapulted by a lifetime best vault of 17'-7.75" at the Red Raider Open on Feb. 4.
2012 Top Indoor Moments:
March 13, 2012
At the midpoint of the indoor season, in the final home meet of the year, sophomore pole vaulter Kyal Meyers had yet to create his defining moment of the 2012 season. That quickly changed at the Red Raider Open on Feb. 4. After clearing the bar at heights of 17'-00" and 17'-3.75", the reigning Big 12 indoor champion cleared a lifetime best of 17'7.75". With the mark, he secured his third win of the indoor season and solidified a defining performance for the 2012 indoor season.
What it Meant:
Meyers not only cleared a lifetime best, but the mark propelled him to the No. 7 ranking in the country. The momentum carried him through remainder of the season as Meyers went on to finish second at the Big 12 Indoor Championships and qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho. Meyers garnered second team All-American honors, finishing 11th at the national meet in one of the most highly competitive fields to date in pole vaulting.
Associate Head Coach Rock Light's Take:
"It was just a great jump for him. This was only his sophomore year and to place 11th at the indoor championship, in the deepest field in many, many years and coming off of a lifetime best jump along with a Big 12 runner up finish - I'm just very proud of him. He has made a lot of progress."
Be sure to check back each day this week as we count down the top moments of the 2012 indoor season. Texas Tech will begin its 2012 outdoor season Friday at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz.