Name: Ethan Ostrom
Event: Pole Vault
Hometown: Cottonwood, Calif.
Qualifying for the Regional Championships is often a career-capping achievement, one for which athletes may spend years waiting.
Ostrom didn’t have to wait.
Thanks to his 5.05m vault at the Cal-Nevada Championships on Mar. 29th, Ostrom earned the honor of competing against the best vaulters in the West. He was one of only three freshmen to do so.
Before competing at Regionals, he again jumped 5.05m, this time at the Big West Conference Championships, where he took second. That scored eight points for the Aggies, which was key for their second place finish at the meet.
At the Regional meet, Ostrom cleared 4.91m on his first attempt to tie for 23rd overall. That capped a season that saw the freshman tie with graduating senior Jamie Feaster for the fourth highest jump in school history.