A New Zealand team of ten athletes is in Finland for the IAAF World Under 20 Championships starting in Tampere on Tuesday night.

Pole vaulters Olivia McTaggart and Imogen Ayris, both from Aucklands North Shore, face qualifying in the evening session. Their target is 4.25m or inside the top 12 athletes. McTaggart, with a recent personal best-equalling 4.40m in Germany is hopeful of making the final, and the younger of the two, Ayris who has a best of 4.20m will be on the cusp of qualifying. 

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