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Texas State’s Logan Cunningham finished 11th last weekend in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

Texas State pole vaulter Logan Cunningham finished 11th at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at the University of Arkansas.

Cunningham was named second-team All-American for his performance. The top eight finishers are named to the first team. It was the third time in his collegiate career that the Bobcat senior earned an All-American designation.

Cunningham’s top vault at the meet reached 5.40 meters (17 feet, 8.5 inches). He entered the meet coming off his best vault of the season, a 5.53-meter effort that won the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) meet. A 5.53 vault would have finished fifth at the NCAA meet.

Arkansas sophomore Andrew Irwin won the meet with a vault of 5.70 meters. Jack Whitt of Oral Roberts finished second at 5.60 meters. After Whitt missed his first vault at 5.65 and Irwin reached on his first try at that height, Whitt elected to pass until Irwin missed. Irwin finally missed at 5.75 and Whitt failed in both of his attempts at that height.

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