Incoming Pole Vaulter Sydney White Places Second at USATF Junior Championships
June 20, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Incoming Wake Forest freshman pole vaulter Sydney White finished second at the USA Track & Field Junior Championships this past weekend in Bloomington, Ind.
White, a native of nearby Kernersville, N.C., vaulted a personal-record 13-3.5 (4.05 meters) to finish second out of 10 competitors. She finished behind only Emily Grove, a sophomore at the University of South Dakota, who cleared 13-11.
White's performance qualified her to represent the United States at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, July 10-15.
A 2012 graduate of East Forsyth High School, White is one of the top pole vaulters in the nation. She is a three-time North Carolina state pole vault champion, holding the meet record at 12-9, and is a three-time All-American pole vaulter.
White is a USATF Junior Olympics National Champion and also competed for Team USA in the 2011 World Youth Games in Lille, France, where she finished eighth in her age group with a height of 13-1.5.
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