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Greensburg Salem grad Courtney McQuaide wins national title in pole vault

Bill Beckner Jr.
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Slippery Rock sophomore Courtney McQuaide is the PSAC indoor and outdoor pole vault champion.

Greensburg Salem graduate Courtney McQuaide is a national champion.

The redshirt junior from Slippery Rock won the NCAA Division II pole vault title Thursday afternoon by dethroning the defending champion.

McQuaide came into the finals ranked fifth in the nation with a mark of 13 feet, 3 inches.

McQuaide, making her fifth appearance at nationals, cleared 12 feet, 11 12 inches to capture the title.

She took fifth in the pole vault during the indoor season to earn All-America status.

McQuaide edged defending national champion Emily Presley of Missouri Southern.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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