Athlete of the week: Lauren Zaglifa, track and field


Courtesy of Conference USA

Lauren Zaglifa attempts to clear the bar during the pole vault at the C-USA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.


Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Charles Town, W.Va.

Event: Pole Vault


3.86m (12 feet, 8 inches)


Conference USA Indoor Championships: Second Place in Pole Vault (tied school record – 3.86m/12 feet, 8 inches)


Track and Field member Lauren Zaglifa secured second place this past weekend in the Conference USA Indoor Championships, Sunday. Zaglifa cleared a height of 3.86m (12ft., 8in.) tying the Marshall school record that she set in the first meet of the season, the Marshall Opener.

In addition to Zaglifa’s second-place finish at the C-USA tournament, she also had one first-place finish, two third-place finishes, one fourth-place finish and one fifth place finish this season.

Zaglifa broke the indoor and outdoor pole vaulting record several times during her freshman year. She set her indoor Marshall record at the C-USA Indoor Championship with 3.60m (11 ft., 9.75 in.) and outdoor Marshall record at the C-USA Outdoor Championship with 3.66 m (12 ft.). She became the first athlete in school history to score in the indoor and outdoor C-USA Championships. 

Zaglifa’s next opportunity comes in March, as the Thundering Herd’s indoor season has concluded. Marshall’s first outdoor meet is Mar. 14 at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.