RIO DE JANIERO Former Green High School standout Kelsie Ahbe qualified for the finals of the women’s pole vault Tuesday at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Competing for Canada where her father was born, Ahbe cleared a lifetime-best 4.55 meters. A clean sheet through her first three attempts automatically clinched her a spot in the finals.
Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi, Great Britain’s Holly Bradshaw, Germany’s Lisa Ryzih and New Zealand’s Eliza McCartney all led Ahbe’s group with vaults of 4.60 meters. Ahbe finished tied for fifth in her group and eighth overall.
Germany’s Annika Roloff, who won a national championship at the University of Akron, did not advance. Roloff finished tied for ninth in her group and 21st overall with a vault of 4.45 meters.
The women’s pole vault final is Friday at 7:30 p.m.