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Franklin grad, pole vaulter Olivia Gruver earns spot on U.S. team for Pan American Games

Franklin grad, pole vaulter Olivia Gruver earns spot on U.S. team for Pan American Games

Reisterstown resident and Franklin graduate Olivia Gruver earned a spot on the U.S. national track and field team that will compete in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from, Aug. 6-10.

Gruver, who turns 22 next month, finished third in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I track and field championships June 6, missing out on an unprecedented third consecutive title in the event.

Her height of 4.73 meters (15 feet, 6.25 inches) at the Stanford Invitational on March 29 set an NCAA outdoor record and is the ninth-highest mark this year by any woman.

--Ed Lee, Baltimore Sun

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