Chaigneau breaks HU pole vault record at Bison Open

SEARCY – Second year Dorian Chaigneau broke his own school record in the pole vault on Saturday, one of eight event wins and four NCAA provisional scores for Harding at the Bison Open.

Chaigneau cleared 5.31 meters or 17 feet 5 inches on his third attempt. It was the third-highest NCAA Division II clearance this season and his fifth career victory in the outdoor pole vault.

Chaigneau was one of three Harding pole vaulters to clear tentative heights. Senior Austin Parrish set a new PR with a clearance of 5.21 meters or 17 feet, 1 inch. Senior Alex Hindman cleared 4.96 meters or 16 feet, 3.25 inches.

First-year student Antiwain Jones won the high jump by clearing an NCAA provisional height of 2.05 meters or 6 feet, 8.75 inches.

Harding’s other event wins included: junior Fallou Gaye 400 meters (47.83), senior Thibault Waeles in the 1,500 meters (4:02.28), rookie Savian Bush at 110 hurdles (15.06), senior Jaylon Williams in the 400 m hurdles (57.21), junior Moses Rivera in the discus (46.49m, 152-6) and the 4×100 meters relay team of Krishaun Watson, Jamaric Hill, Tad Kirby and JP Rutherford (42.20).