June 13, 2008
Des Moines, Iowa -- Competing for the last time in her career in the pole vault, senior Rachel Greff placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Drake University's Drake Stadium.
Greff, sporting the 10th-best mark prior to competition, cleared heights of 3.90m/12-9.5, 4.00m/13-1.5, and 4.10m/13-5.25 on her first attempt. The bar was then set at 4.20m/13-9.25, which is her season-best mark, but Greff did not clear it in three attempts.
Junior Katie Morgan, from California, cleared all four heights on her first attempt, but then missed all three tries at 4.30m/14-1.25 to win the event.
By placing fifth, Greff scored four points for the Rice Owls and earned All-America accolades.