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June 22nd, 2012
Updated: Bobcat field star competes at U.S. Olympic Trials

UPDATED 9:55 p.m. JUNE 25:

Texas State junior Logan Cunningham failed to clear a pole vaulting height at a rainy U.S. Olympic Trials today in Eugene, Ore.

With weather making conditions slick, only 10 of 24 pole vaulters managed to clear any height at all at the trials on Monday. All 10 of those will advance to the finals on Thursday.

It was Cunnigham’s first attempt at making the U.S. Olympic track and field team.

Logan Cunningham. TEXAS STATE PHOTO

STAFF REPORT

Texas State junior Logan Cunningham will attempt to earn a spot on Team USA when he competes at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. next week.

The Bobcat, who has competed at NCAA national competitions three times, will be among 24 pole vaulters attempting to win one of three spots on the U.S. team. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 27 to Aug. 12 in London.

The men’s pole vault qualifier will begin at 3:30 p.m. Central time on Monday June 25. The top twelve competitors will advance to finals, which begin at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, June 28.

NBC Sports will air limited, live coverage of the U.S Olympic Trials between 8-10 p.m. on both June 25 and June 28.

Cunningham, who came here from Smithson Valley, nearly set a Texas State institutional record with his vault of 5.53 meters in the Southland Conference championship. The vault was also the third-highest in the NCAA this season.

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One thought on “Updated: Bobcat field star competes at U.S. Olympic Trials

  1. Also cheering local (Rattler record setter) Jason Colwick, another contender in pole vaulting.

    Good luck to both of you.

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