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SFA pole vaulter ranked first entering NCAA Championship

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRE) -

The SFA Men's Track and Field team ranks in the top 25 for the first time since 1996 as they enter the NCAA Championships this week.

One of those entering is pole vaulter Colton Ross who is tied with the defending national champion after clearing 5.7 meters, that's relatively 18.8 feet. 

It's his first trip to the outdoor national championships, but Ross comes in ranked 1st.

His mindset for the meet Ross says is simple.

"My goal coming into this meet is to come in and maintain what I've done this whole year, and do the same thing I've already done. I'm not going to treat it any differently," said Ross. "I want to have fun, that's the biggest part. I really look at it as just trying to come in, have fun, and glorify God. That's my biggest goal is to come in and do that in this meet. I feel like if I do that, big things will happen."

The NCAA Championship is taking place in Eugene, Oregon. Ross will jump on Wednesday.

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