GVSU national champ Kristen Hixson Leland stronger than ever in pursuit of Olympic dream

Three years ago, Kristen Hixson Leland was forced to watch as her peers competed for the three pole vault spots on the Olympic team. Hixson Leland missed the finals, a back injury keeping her from her best at the biggest moment. READ MORE /*! elementor – v3.18.0 – 08-12-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image…

Paavo Nurmi Games 2024: Australia’s Nina Kennedy wins pole vault gold in Finland

Australia’s Nina Kennedy won the women’s pole vault gold medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2024 athletics meet at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium in Turku, Finland. Nina Kenney, the reigning world champion, registered a season’s best of 4.80m to take top podium. READ MORE /*! elementor – v3.18.0 – 08-12-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}