University of Kentucky junior Olivia Gruver won the gold medal in the pole vault at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M on Saturday, clearing 15 feet, 3.75 inches.
She nearly did more than just win her first SEC title. With her final jump she attempted to clear 15 feet, 7.25 inches, which would have been a new indoor collegiate record. But she came up short. Gruver’s winning vault put her at No. 2 on the all-time collegiate list.