Sara Borton sets freshman pole vault record

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Lady Vols’ freshman Sara Borton set a Tennessee track and field record in the pole vault Saturday at the War Eagle Invitational at Hutsell-Rosen Track in Auburn.

Borton, a native of Lewis Center, Ohio, posted a mark of 4.17 meters (13 feet, 8.25 inches) to set a freshman outdoor program record.

Borton cleared the height on her second attempt to win the event. The previous mark was set by Kristen Denk in 2016, vaulting 4.15 meters (13-7.25).

Borton and Denk also share Tennessee’s program’s indoor record.

In the women’s triple jump, Charisma Taylor won with an effort of 13.29 meters (47-25).

Joella Lioyd won the women’s 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 11.40 seconds.

On the men’s side, the Volunteers claimed the top two spots in the triple jump. Jalen Tate won the event with a leap of 15.86 meters (52-0.5) and Garrison Breeding came in second with a mark of 15.21 meters (49-11).

UT also finished first and second in the 400-meter hurdles. Rasheeme Griffith won (50.85) and Jakwan Hale claimed the runner-up spot (51.35).

The Vols’ 4×100 relay team of Hale, Favour Ashe, Carey McLeod and Emmanuel Byrum posted a victory with a time of 40.20 seconds. Ashe also had a top-10 finish 100-meter dash (10.10).

Chris Bailey, making his outdoor debut for Tennessee, won the 400-meter run (46.02).