Feb. 22, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - With a personal-best clearance of 18'2½", former Air Force pole vaulter Nick Frawley placed third at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this afternoon (Feb. 22) at the ABQ Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Frawley, a 2010 Academy graduate currently representing the U.S. Air Force, entered the 15-vaulter competition at the opening bar of 17'4½" and cleared that mark on his first attempt. He continued his clean slate on the next bar, as he cleared the 17'10½" height on his first try. With the bar at a career-high 18'2½", Frawley recorded a narrow miss on his second chance, before successfully clearing the bar on his final try to secure third place.
The top-three placewinners all finished the meet with clearances of 18'2½", as the final standings were determined by attempts. Nike's Mark Hollis earned the national title with a clean slate to that point, while Shawn Francis took second after clearing the bar on this second chance and Frawley finished third by clearing 18'2½" on his final attempt.