Track & Field

      Emily Grove
    Emily  Grove


    Pontiac, Ill.

    High School:
    Pontiac Township HS

    Pole Vault


    South Dakota men picked first, women second in preseason poll

    ELMHURST, Ill.--The South Dakota men's track and field team has been picked to win its second straight Summit League outdoor track and field championship, as announced recently by the league office. The Coyote women were voted second after taking third a year ago.


    2015 Track & Field Preview: Jumps

    VERMILLION, S.D.--Entering its fourth year in the Summit League, the Coyote track and field teams are preparing for another successful season at the helm of head coaches Lucky Huber and Dave Gottsleben. Last season, the track teams captured a pair of Summit League titles, earned three All-America honors and finished 10th at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.


    Grove ranked 34th in the world, four more Coyotes ranked in U.S.

    VERMILLION, S.D.--The University of South Dakota's track and field program boasts three current and two former athletes who are ranked among the top 25 in the United States according to recent polls published by Track and Field News Magazine.


    Grove named Athlete of the Year by S.D. Sportswriters

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota junior pole vaulter Emily Grove has been named College Women's Athlete of the Year by South Dakota Sportswriters Association, as announced in December. Grove is the second Coyote to earn the honor in as many years after Bethany Firsick earned the award in 2013.


    Red victorious in intersquad meet

    VERMILLION, S.D.--The red team defeated white 127-101 Wednesday night in South Dakota Track and Field's Red vs. White Intersquad meet at the DakotaDome. The meet served as a preseason event for the team and did not count in any qualification standards or national rankings.

    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.

    THURS-SAT, APRIL 16-18
    Mt. SAC Relays
    Walnut, Calif. All Day
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    Sioux City Relays
    Sioux City, Iowa All Day
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    SAT, APRIL 18
    Beach Invitational
    Norwalk, Calif. All Day
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