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Girl Athlete of the Week (Jan. 27): Olivia Gruver, Franklin, track

Girl Athlete of the Week (Jan. 27): Olivia Gruver, Franklin, track

The senior pole vaulter won her second straight Baltimore County indoor championship last week with a vault of 12 feet 6 inches, second best in Maryland this season and 16th in the country, according to running website Dyestat.com. She also won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. A two-time All-Metro vaulter, Gruver is the defending Class 3A state indoor champion and has won two outdoor titles. Last year, she won the 3A indoor championship with a vault of 13 feet, a meet record for all four classifications. A member of the DC Vault Club, she won at the Penn Relays last spring and tied for second with a personal-best 13 feet, 4.5 inches at the New Balance National Indoor meet in March. Gruver, who has a 3.33 GPA, has signed with Kentucky.

Others considered: Mary Kate Clancy, Notre Dame Prep, swimming; Sarah Coffey, Hereford, track; Qalea Ismail, Patterson Mill, basketball; Katie Leisher, Manchester Valley, track; Nyjari McNeil, Franklin, track

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