Graham nabs eight place at junior nationals
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pole vaulter Lauren Graham placed eighth in her event at the United States Junior National Track & Field Championships Friday at Des Moines, Iowa.
The sophomore-to-be cleared 3.70 meters on her second attempt before missing 3.85 meters three times. That lone miss at 3.70 meters cost her since two other competitors, Mississippi's Cornealia Tisher and Katherine Zingheim of Christian Team Ministries, also failed at 3.85 but ended up in a sixth-place tie because they did not have a miss at the previous height.
Texas Tech's Shade Weygandt won the event with a vault of 4.28 meters. Weygandt was also the Big 12 champion in the pole vault and went on to take ninth at the NCAA Division I nationals.
Graham beat Brigham Young's Rachel Fisher, who had bested Graham at the Air Force Invitational on Feb. 3. Three of the vaulters who finished ahead of Graham Friday were from NCAA Division I schools and the other four were unattached.
Graham's best vault to date was 3.90 meters, which she accomplished on April 3 at Gr
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