Breaking records

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Riley Felts, a redshirt senior who will graduate with her master’s degree in geoenvironmental engineering, is an All-American pole vaulter who finished as national runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Boston, Friday, March 8. She posted a record clearance of 14’9″ (4.50m), the highest in UNC Charlotte history. 

“I love vaulting because it is genuinely fun, and you can always work on something to help improve your jump and clear higher bars. It is an extremely fulfilling sport,” Felt said.

How did it feel to Felts to break a school record and be the national runner-up in pole vault? 

“The excitement was overwhelming! It was such an amazing feeling to place second at such a competitive national meet,” she said. “This accomplishment means so much to me, and I am grateful for the experience; it is something I will never forget!