ALLENDALE, MICH. (KWSN) – USF's Brigitte Gross saved her best performances for her senior campaign as she earned runner-up honors in the Pole Vault on Thursday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Allendale, Michigan after also claiming an individual title at the 2014 Indoor Championships. Gross ends her career as the most decorated athlete in USF Track and Field history as she has earned four NCAA All-American honors in addition to her three NAIA All-American honors.
Gross' career ended on a high note as she tied her season best mark with her vault of 13-5.25 (4.10m) and finished second due to a clean slate through the first six bars.
Samantha Slaubaugh finished 19th overall with her mark of 11-9.75 (3.60m) and Courtney Crandall failed to clear opening height in her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The women's Pole Vault title was claimed by Kristen Hixson of Grand Valley State University with a winning vault of 14-5.25 (4.40m).
The Cougars will return to action this Saturday when Jordon Bents, Scott Greenman and Jagger Gran take their turn at the championships. Bents will compete in the Shot Put at 1:15 p.m. (CT) while Greenman and Gran will take part in the Pole Vault at 1:30 p.m. (CT).
Courtesy: USF Sports Information