Graham named field athlete of the week

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 27, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS - Pole vaulter Lauren Graham of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

With wins at both the Potts Indoor Invitational in Boulder and the Joe Davis Open in Golden this past week, Graham has now won three of the four events in which she's competed. She cleared 3.55 meters (11 feet, 7.75 inches) at the Potts Invitational before improving to 3.65 meters at the Joe Davies Open. Both marks broke the UCCS school record in the event and the second earned Graham a provisional qualifying mark for nationals.

Graham, a freshman from Lancaster, Calif., also won the pole vault at the season-opening CSM Alumni Extravaganza on Dec. 5 and took sixth at the Division I-dominated Air Force All-Comers meet on Jan. 15.

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