Woepse, DeLeo Qualify for Pole Vault Final at Olympic Trials
June 25, 2012
In Monday action at the U.S. Olympic Trials, UCLA alumnus Dustin DeLeo and rising junior Mike Woepse both qualified for the June 28 final in the pole vault. DeLeo tied for eighth (17-4 .50/5.30m), and Woepse tied for 10th with the same height clearance.
At 17-4.50, DeLeo was unsuccessful on his first attempt but was successful on his second. At 17-8.50, DeLeo could not clear on his first attempt and then took two passes. Woepse cleared 17-4.50 on his third attempt, then at 17-8.50 he was unsuccessful on his first attempt and also took two passes.
Earlier in the Trials, four-time All-American Alec Faldermeyer finished 19th in the hammer competition on June 21 with a throw of 215-0.
Former All-American 400m hurdler Brandon Johnson, who is now competing in the 800m, finished 24th in the prelim rounds of the event on June 22, with a time of 1:48.82.
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