Missouri Southern’s Emily Presley is now a 3X pole vault national champion.
On Friday at the NCAA DII Indoor National Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Presley cleared 13 feet, 10 inches to claim the pole vault national championship. It’s her first indoor national championship and third overall after previously winning the outdoor national title twice. PSU’s Haven Lander finished 3rd in the event.
Presley and Lander weren’t the only local athletes to fare well at the national championships on Friday. Pitt State’s Tanner Mcnutt is in 6th place in the men’s heptathlon after four events.