By The Hays Daily News

SALEM, N.C. -- Fort Hays State University pole vaulters Brady Tien and Brett Ottley competed Friday in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Tien, a junior and former Class 1A state champion out of Logan High School, set a new personal best of 16 feet, 4.75 inches. He finished in a tie for sixth, earning All-American honors. His previous best of 16-2 was two weeks ago at the MIAA Championships. Ottley cleared at 15-3, but couldn't get over 15-9, finishing in a tie for 12th on his first attempt at 15-3.