The following is a news release courtesy of ISU Athletics Communications:
Iowa State’s Vallet Finishes 17th in High Jump at NCAA Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Iowa State sophomore high jumper Marine Vallet closed out the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships by finishing tied for 17th in the women’s high jump competition. From Rennes, France, Vallet earned Honorable Mention All-America honors, her first career All-America recognition.
The competition was not an easy one for Vallet as she almost left Hayward Field without clearing a bar, starting with a pair of misses at the opening height of 5-7 3/4. However, she was able to calm things down and get a clearance on her third and final attempt to get on the board. It was the same story at the second height, 5-9 3/4, as she once again missed on her first two tries but was able to recover and get the needed clearance on the third try to advance another bar.
However, all good things must come to an end as the challenge got tougher as the bar was raised to 5-11 1/4, which Vallet had only cleared once this season at the Big 12 Championships. It was not meant to be as Vallet missed three times to close out her NCAA Championship experience.
The Iowa State women collected three team points via Christina Hillman’s sixth-place finish in the shot put on Thursday. The Cyclones finished tied for 51st in the team standings for the meet.