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Miles Qualifies For Pole Vault Finals at IAAF World Championship

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DAEGU, South Korea -- South Dakota track and field assistant coach Derek Miles has qualified for the finals in the pole vault at the International Association of Athletic Federations  (IAAF) World Championships Saturday in Daegu, South Korea.


Miles, a two-time Olympian competed for the USA World Outdoor Team, cleared three heights, including f 5.60 meters (18-4 1/2 feet), to advance out of Group B.  The top 12 out of the preliminaries advanced to the finals.


“You kind of expect yourself to make it through the final and you have to go out and do it,” Miles told USA Track and Field. “But even when you make the final, you’re just like ‘well, that’s what I should have done’ -- but making the final is always important. This is my eighth team and this is my eighth final and I’m excited about that. But you still have to go back and regroup and figure out how to make it better.”


Miles, who resides in Tea, S.D., was the IAAF 2008 World Athletics Champion in the pole vault and has placed high in several international competitions throughout his career. He won the USA Outdoor national pole vault title in June.


The IAAF World Champion pole vault finals are set for Aug. 29.


Courtesy: Tom Berg, USD Sports Information


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