Razorback Lexi Weeks Fails to Qualify for Olympic Pole Vault Final

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Lexi Weeks of the United States competes during the Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying Round – Group A on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

(via KARK) — Arkansas Razorback and Cabot native missed her chance to qualify in the women’s pole vault competition at the Olympic Games.

On Tuesday morning, Lexi Weeks, 19, made three attempts to clear 4.55 meters but did not find success and did not advance to the final round.

Earlier in the competition, Weeks needed two tries to clear 4.45.

Weeks qualified for the 2016 Rio Games by finishing third in the Olympic trials.

In 2015, she set a national high school pole vault record with a height of 14 feet, 7.5 inches.

As a UA freshman, Weeks was named the NCAA indoor champion and also became the fifth woman in NCAA history to vault over 15 feet at the Tyson Invitational with a new personal best clearance of 4.60m/15-1 — the youngest to accomplish the feat.

In addition to other honors, Weeks was also selected as the SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year.

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