Michael Juergens places ninth in pole vault at 2011 D-II Nationals

Albuquerque, NM - Missouri Southern sophomore pole vaulter Michael Juergens placed ninth today in the vault at the 2011 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Nationals.

Juergens opened at 15-5 and cleared that height, as well as 15-11, but could not clear 16-2.75 in his next three attempts.

The Lions will now focus on outdoor season and will open at the University of Arkansas on April 2.