Pillow Places Second at USATF Championships
Feb. 28, 2015
BOSTON, MA- Just two days removed from a C-USA Indoor title in the pole vault, Rice senior Chris Pillow continued his stellar season by placing second at the USATF Indoor Championships Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Pillow, who was the top collegiate vaulter, set a lifetime best with a vault of 5.60m (18-4.50) on his final attempt to finish behind only Nike's Sam Kendricks (5.76m, 18-10.75). The Mechanicsville, VA native remains fourth in the nation in the pole vault but crept closer to third (5.70m) in the process.
Pillow beat his previous career-best mark of 5.56m established at the Virginia Tech Challenge. On Thursday Pillow earned his second straight C-USA Indoor Championships pole vault title.
Next up for Pillow will be the NCAA Indoor Championships, which will be held March 13-14 in Fayetteville, AR.
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