MSU - Ehrhardt Concludes Indoor Season at NCAA Championships
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Redshirt junior Tim Ehrhardt took fourth in the men's pole vault as he represented Michigan State at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday, March 10 at the Gillman Indoor Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
"I'm happy with how Tim performed," said assistant coach Ceith Creekmur. "What Tim does really well is get into championship meets and he just competes. He is less concerned with how high the bar is and more concerned with staying in the fight."
Ehrhardt was seeded No. 11 in the men's pole vault prior to the championships and out of 16 competitors, he took fourth-place. His best jump of the evening was clearing 5.50-meters, which was a career-best.
Ehrhardt was one of only four competitors to clear 5.50-meters, while six scratched at 5.45-meters, three at 5.35-meters, and the rest at 5.25-meters or below.
Chris Nilsen of South Dakota won the men's pole vault championships clearing 5.70-meters, Audie Wyatt of Texas A&M took second on a best jump of 5.55-meters, and Matthew Ludwig of Akron took third also clearing 5.50-meters.
The redshirt junior qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships after claiming first-place at the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships where he jumped a previous best of 5.49-meters.
The entire Michigan State track & field team will now turn to the 2017 outdoor season and compete at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 24-25.