In mere hours, Colorado Mesa Track & Field crowned its first two individual national champions in school history.
Spencer Jahr finished first in the heptathalon, and Nolan Ellis won the pole vault Saturday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships at Pittsburg State University's Robert W. Plaster Center.
Jahr's two-day score of 5,552 points is a personal best and the best score in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference history. He broke the RMAC record, coincidentally, held by CMU Coach Brad Gamble.
Ellis, a three-time All American, cleared a maximum height of 5.25 meters along with two other competitors, Colorado Mines' Connor McLean and Tiffin's Davis Bowers. All three men missed their attempt at 5.35. Since Ellis required the fewest attempts to clear 5.25, he earned the title.
Colorado Mesa finished 11th, their best track and field finish in school history. The two national titles are the second and third individual championships in CMU history, joining wrestling champion James Martinez winning at the 157-pound weight class in 2015.