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Olympics: Leleux Headed To Finals In Pole Vault at Tokyo Olympics - Thursday at 5:20 a.m. CDT
New Iberia native to compete in finals on Thursday at 5:20 a.m. CDT
TOKYO – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Track and Field alum and New Iberia native Morgann Leleux cleared 14 feet, 11 inches on her final attempt to advance to the finals in the women's pole vault at the 2021 Summer Olympic Games on Monday.
Leleux, a 2016 All-American at UL, was one of 15 athletes who battled a rain delay to advance to Thursday's final which will take place at 5:20 a.m. CDT.
Leleux passed on her opening attempt at 13-11 ¼ before clearing 14-5 ¼ on her first attempt. She missed on her first two attempts at 14-11 before clearing the bar on her final attempt and joining American teammate Katie Nageotte in the finals.
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RAGIN' CAJUNS ALL-TIME OLYMPIANS (* - alternate)
2020 – Morgann Leleux (United States); Tokyo, Women's Pole Vault
2016 – * Morgann Leleux (United States); Rio de Janiero, Women's Pole Vault
1996 – Ndaba Mdhlongwa (Zimbabwe); Atlanta, Men's Triple Jump
1992 – Hollis Conway (Bronze medalist - United States); Barcelona High Jump
1992 – Twilet Malcolm (Jamaica); Barcelona, Women's 400-meter relay
1992 – Ndaba Mdhlongwa (Zimbabwe); Barcelona, Men's Long Jump/Triple Jump
1988 – Hollis Conway (Silver medalist - United States); Seoul, Men's High Jump
1936 – Dudley Wilkins (United States); Berlin, Men's Triple Jump
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