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Riebold to compete in US Track and field National championships

CHARLESTON – After a third place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, Eastern Illinois junior Jade Riebold is to extend her summer of competition at this weekend’s US Track & Field National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Riebold qualified for the US National meet clearing fourteen feet, five and a quarter inches at the recent NCAA Championships.  The height was a career best for Riebold who owns both the EIU school and Ohio Valley Conference records in the event.  Riebold earned first team All-American honors for the outdoor season while being named the OVC Female Field Athlete of the Year.

During the indoor season Riebold was the national runner-up in the pole vault earning first team All-American honors and OVC Female Field Athlete of the Year accolades.

The National Championships open today with the women’s pole vault set for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Fourteen athletes are currently declared for the event.

Jade Riebold
Jade Riebold

FROM:  http://jg-tc.com/sports/riebold-to-compete-in-us-track-and-field-national-championships/article_1602c26a-d95c-11e2-9970-001a4bcf887a.html

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