Sun Devil Pole Vaulter Glenn Places Second at USA Junior Championships

June 28, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Brandon Glenn, a member of the Arizona State track and field team, finished second in the men's pole vault competition at the 2004 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held June 25-27 in College Station, Texas. Not only did Glenn capture the silver medal, he also punched his ticket to Italy as he will represent Team USA in the world championship meet next month.

Glenn, the 2002 Arizona state high school champion from Westview High School in Avondale, Ariz., passed his attempts on the first two heights (4.65m and 4.80m) before joining the competition at 4.90m (16-00.75). On his first attempt, he cleared the bar before missing his next three attempts at 5.00m (16-4.75).

By placing second in the meet and having cleared 5.10m earlier in the collegiate season, Glenn qualified for the world meet and will team with Florida's Chip Heuser, the meet winner, as Team USA's representatives. The 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics will be held July 13-18 in Grosseto, Italy, which is 115 miles northwest of Rome.

Glenn's qualifying for the world meet marks the second time in three years that a current member of the Sun Devil program will represent Team USA. In 2002, Trevell Quinley (Jr., Tracy, Calif.) traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, where he placed third in the long jump at the world junior meet.

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