South Dakota track and field athlete Emily Grove finished sixth in the pole vault at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday in Barcelona, Spain.
The Pontiac, Ill., native cleared a height of 13-7 1/4 (4.15 meters) to record the sixth-place finish against athletes from across the world. Prior to clearing that height, Grove cleared three other bars with just one miss. She finished ahead of athletes from Sweden, China, Germany and Russia in the event.
Angelica Bengtsson of Sweden won the event at 14-9 (4.50 meters).
The finish at the World Junior Championships capped off an impressive freshman season for Grove. She finished as a first-team All-American after finishing seventh in the pole vault at the NCAA National Championships in June. She also qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the pole vault and won the USA Junior Championships in the event as well.
by: Argus Leader staff