NDSU's Brost Ninth in Pole Vault at U.S. Olympic Trials
Release: June 24, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - North Dakota State's Leslie Brost tied for ninth place in the women's pole vault finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Sunday, June 24, at Hayward Field.
Brost, a senior from Watertown, S.D, with one season of outdoor eligibility remaining at NDSU, cleared the opening height of 13 feet, 11 1/4 inches on her first attempt and was the highest finishing collegian.
The top three finishers qualified for the London Games. Jennifer Suhr of adidas won with a height of 15 feet, 1 inch, unattached competitor Becky Holliday was second at 14-11, and Nike's Lacy Janson was third at 14-9.
There were 24 competitors in the event. Friday's preliminary round, which would have cut the finals field to 12, was canceled due to rain.