Air Force Academy –Kimber Shealy won the pole vault at the Robert Shine Invitational with a clearance of 12’11½”. It marks the fourth straight year that the senior, who holds the meet and venue records in Wyoming, has finished first in the pole vault. Shealy paced the Falcons lineup on Feb. 17, as Tawny Lambuth and Wren Bonner tied for second (12’7½”), Bizzy Mellado finished fourth (12’3½”) and Paige Shirley placed fifth (11’7¾”). On the men’s side, Cale Simmons’ winning mark of 17’10½” paced the Falcons to the top five spots. Joey Uhle finished second with a career-best 16’6¾”, while Elliott Beski and Cort Rogers tied for third (15’11″) and Chase Cooper finished fifth (15’7″).
The indoor championship season begins this week for the Air Force track and field, as the Falcons travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2012 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships. Action for the three-day meet gets underway at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 24, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 26, at the ABQ Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque.