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Baylor Track & Field star honored after record-breaking performance

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 23:37:14-05

WACO, TX — A Baylor Track & Field star was honored after a record-breaking performance last weekend.

Junior KC Lightfoot was named Big 12 Athlete of the Week for the fifth time, tying for the most in the league.

Lightfoot broke the indoor pole vault collegiate record at the Corky Classic in Lubbock with a height of 19 feet and 5.75 inches.

"It brings a lot of motivation to me because it's like having an accomplishment or just kind of something to show the accomplishment, but it's definetly big for Baylor because we get our name out there," said Lightfoot.

"The sky's the limit for KC. I mean, he's already made a world championship team, and so watching him have the opportunity to make the Olympic team this summer would be awesome," said head coach Todd Harbour.

Lightfoot was named National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. On Thursday, USA Track & Field announced the Baylor Bear was also named the first USATF Athlete of the Week for 2021.

Lightfoot holds the top nine marks on Baylor's all-time indoor performances list.