June 11, 2010
It was only fitting that Tori Pena and Katy Viuf finished neck in neck in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships after battling all year long against each other. The senior duo finished third and tied for fourth, respectively in the pole vault to cap off their Bruin careers.
Viuf made every bar until 14-1.25 and finished tied for fourth with a mark of 13-9.25 to earn the first All-America honor of her career. She leaves UCLA ranked fourth all-time with a best of 14-2.
Pena was clear on every bar until 13-9.25 where she made it on her second attempt. She ended the day with a best vault of 14-1.25. This was the first outdoor All-American honor (she earned indoor accolades at the 2010 indoor meet). She leaves UCLA ranked third all-time with a best of 14-3.25.
The Bruins picked up 10.5 points with the vaulters finishes and stand in 18th-place overall. They have no competitors on Saturday.
Both women will compete in two weeks at the USATF Senior National Championships.