Chaska High School alumnus Lauren Stelten will complete her track eligibility at Minnesota State, Mankato, by competing in the pole vault tonight. Her final collegiate meet will be the Division II National Championship held in Turlock, California.
Stelten is following in the footsteps of fellow national champion vaulters from Minnesota State, Amanda Frame and Katelin Rains. Between these three, the Mavericks have won six of the last eight indoor D2 pole vault national championships.
Stelten will face a quality field as she tries to duplicate her indoor success and go out on top.
Can she do it? Let us know what you think...
Yes/No: Will Lauren Stelten win the NCAA Division II women's pole vault title on Friday?
Lauren Stelten has been named an All-American at all seven previous collegiate national championships (indoors and outdoors). She was a national champion indoors in 2011 and has also finished second three times, fourth twice and sixth once. Stelten is the #2-seed in this meet as she has vaulted 12-11 1/2 outdoors in 2011. Lauren Graham is the top seed with a 13-3 1/2 clearance to her name. Stelten's all-time personal best is 13-6 1/2, achieved this year indoors.
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My answer: Yes.
Last week's question was: Will Gabriele Anderson run faster than her personal best in the Oxy 1500-meters? By the slimmest of margins, the answer was yes. Anderson bettered her top time by .04 seconds. Thirty-two contestants answered correctly this week. The top of the leader-board remain unchanged including a three-way tie atop the Yes/No standings for 2011 with Rachel Karel, Mike Henderson, and Patrick Eastman deadlocked at 12 points.
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