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CL Central grad Zach Siegmeier 5th in pole vault at NCAA nationals

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:46 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 4:35 p.m. CDT

University of Minnesota senior Zach Siegmeier, a Crystal Lake Central grad, tied for fifth in the pole vault at 18 feet, 0½ inch Wednesday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Siegmeier advanced to the fifth progression before failing to make the 18-2½ height on three consecutive attempts. 

He improved on his 17-7 jump that earned him a trip to nationals. Sam Kendricks of Mississippi won the event at 18-8¼.

Southern Illinois University sophomore Josh Freeman, a Cary-Grove grad, finished 21st in the shot put at 59-5. Freeman failed to advance to the finals after faulting on two of his three attempts. 

Freeman would have needed a 63-3½ to advance to the finals. Freeman previously threw 64-0¼ to reach nationals. 

Competing in the women's portion of the meet is Iowa State senior Kelly McCoy. McCoy, a Cary-Grove grad, will compete in the high jump Saturday. 

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