May 6, 2013

Wolhaupter Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Coast Guard Academy junior Ben Wolhaupter has been named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week.

Wolhaupter won the Division III New England championship in the pole vault with a vault of 15 feet, five inches leading the Bears to a fifth place finish of the 26 teams.

He won the event which wasn't decided until a jump off to break a tie to determine the champion. The jump off was highly competitive and Wolhaupter came away with the victory after clearing 15 feet, five inches.

Wolhaupter earned All-New England honors in the pole vault for the third straight season. He placed eighth as sophomore and sixth last season.

His best vault of the season was 15 feet, seven inches at the Silfen Invitational which ranks him 18th nationally, the top 20 earn a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships at Wisconsin- La Crosse, May 23-25.


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