South Dakota alumna Emily Grove ’15, ’17 tied for ninth in the women’s pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday evening at Hayward Field. Grove cleared 14-6 ¼ (4.43m) on her first attempt to tie for ninth in the finals. This marked her fourth U.S. Olympic Trials appearance, first qualifying as a college freshman in 2012. She had won Pre’s Classic at Hayward Field last month with a season’s best height of 15-2 ¼ (4.63m). The top three finishers in the competition all cleared the Olympic standard height of 15-6 ¼ (4.73m) to make Team USA.