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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Westside Pole Vaulter Signs with Cougars
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/19/2011
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May 19, 2011

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Jenna Crain, a pole vaulter at Kent-Meridian High School, has signed National Letter of Intent to attend and compete in track and field for Washington State University starting in the fall of 2011, Cougar Head Coach Rick Sloan announced Thursday.

Crain is currently a senior at Kent-Meridian High School where she earned 12 varsity letters: four in gymnastics, three in track and field, two in soccer, two in cross country and one in fastpitch softball. She cleared 12-feet at the 2010 Pasco Invitational meet and placed eighth at the state 4A championship meet. Crain finished 15th at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno and has a season-best clearance at 11-feet at the Kentlake-Kent Meridian dual in March.

Crain is a member of the National Honor Society and served as the senior class vice president. She plans to study anthropology at WSU.

"Jenna is an exciting pole vault prospect and someone I am very glad is joining us here at WSU," Cougar jump coach Matt McGee said. "She comes from the same very successful program as current Cougar vaulter Kelsey Bueno at Kent-Meridian where her head coach Ernie Ammons is himself a former Cougar. It is always a nice bonus to keep connected with former Cougs! She has a great combination of size, speed, and strength, really possessing all of the attributes to be a very successful athlete for years to come."

Crain joins previously announced signees:

Anna Adamko, a thrower from Vancouver, Wash.
Edward "PJ" Benedictus, a triple jumper from Renton, Wash.
Michael Bolligar, a decathlete from Phoenix
Katie Fleischer, a distance runner from Ontario, Canada
Omunique Thomas, a sprinter from Rialto, Calif.
Heidi Turner, a distance runner from Bozeman, Mont.
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