Forest, Va. -- For the second time this season, University of Lynchburg senior Madeline Van Aken (Blacksburg, Va.) took the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's indoor field athlete of the week award, the league office announced Monday.
The star pole vaulter broke Lynchburg's program record in the event Friday at the VMI Winter Relays in Lexington, Va., clearing 11-11 ¾ to best Sara McDonald's 17-year-old record by 5 ¼ inches. She won the event.
Van Aken's mark is the best in the ODAC this season by 10 inches, and she also currently ranks fourth in the conference in triple jump (34-5 ½) and sixth in long jump (15-9 ½).
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