New Mexico senior Logan Pflibsen took All-American honors in the pole vault to headline the opening day of the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the Lobo track and field team.
Pflibsen, competing in his final collegiate meet, tied for sixth to become just the third-ever UNM All-American in the pole vault.
“An amazing progression for an amazing young person,” New Mexico head coach Joe Franklin said. “Logan worked hard for years and years and to come to the NCAA Championships and earn All-American status is testament to his work ethic and determination.”
The Streator, Ill., native maneuvered the first three bars flawlessly en route to clearing a personal-record of 17 feet, 8 inches.
Overall, he finished tied with Tennessee’s Jake Blankenship for sixth place out of the 24 entrants, claiming the top-eight finish needed for All-American honors.
Also from the opening day of the four-day meet in Eugene, Peter Callahan zoomed into the finals of the men’s 1,500-meter run.
Callahan, out of Evanston, Ill., weathered a particularly slow first heat in the semifinals of the 1,500 and finished fourth in the heat with a time of 3 minutes, 46.19 seconds.