Track & Field

      Emily Grove
    Emily Grove


    Pontiac, Ill.

    High School:
    Pontiac Township HS


    Pole Vault


    Coyotes boast 139 on Summit's honor roll

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota boasts 139 student-athletes on The Summit League's Academic Honor Roll for the winter and spring seasons. Of those, 72 were also named to the Summit's Academic Distinguished Scholars List. Both numbers are second-highest in the league.


    Title defense begins; Firsick goes for Eugene with broken hand

    Bethany (Buell) Firsick won a national championship in the pole vault last year on a sprained ankle and a torn ligament in her shoulder. To get back to nationals to defend her title, she will have to qualify with a broken hand and with one practice day in the last six weeks.


    Men tie NDSU for first outdoor league title, women place third

    Your one-stop for schedules, links and recaps to follow South Dakota track and field at The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Fargo, N.D., on May 15-17.


    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners

    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners


    Miles named regional assistant coach of the year

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--South Dakota's Derek Miles was named Midwest Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

    Career Bests

    Finished second in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships with a height of 14-7¼ ... before the NCAA Indoor Championships, had the nation's top pole vault mark of 14-9½ ... finished sixth at the USATF Indoor Championships with mark of 14-9½ ... won the league indoor pole vault title and gained All-Summit League honors at the league indoor championships... also recorded wins at the Iowa State Classic and Bill Bergan Invitational ... placed second at the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet ... redshirted outdoor season ... named to Academic All-Summit team during indoor track season...also named to the Summit League honor roll, earning Distinguished Scholar status ... named to the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

    Earned her second straight first team All-America honor by placing seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. with a season-best height of 14 feet, 1¼ inches...finished third at the Summit League Outdoor Championships to gain All-Summit League honors...won pole vault at five meets, including the U/O class at the Mt. SAC Relays and at the Long Beach Invite on back-to-back days...redshirted the indoor season...named to Academic All-Summit League team during the outdoor season...named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team...named to Summit League Academic Honor Roll with Distinguished Scholar status and to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

    Made immediate impact as freshman pole vaulter...joined teammate Bethany Buell as the first South Dakota athletes to earn All-American First-Team status at Division I national meet..recorded a vault of 13-11 at NCAA National Championships to take seventh to earn All-American honors...qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the pole vault...earned All-Summit League honors after taking second in pole vault at outdoor championships with a vault of 13-5...won section of pole vault at prestigious Texas Relays...finished with four event wins at the season...earned All-Summit League honors indoors after taking second in pole vault at indoor championships...earned Summit League Athlete of the Week honors (1/17/12)...tied school record indoors of 13-7 twice... named to Academic All-Summit League team, earning Distinguished Scholar's List.

    Two-time Illinois state champion in the pole vault and arrives as one of the top prep pole vaulters in the nation...set Illinois state record in the pole vault at 13 feet, 5 inches...also placed seventh in the 4x200-meter relay and 4x400-meter a sophomore finished fourth in the pole vault at the state meet...also participated in cross country and volleyball

    Daughter of Doug and Brenda Grove...kinesiology and sports science major.

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