KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Buell Fights Through Injury To Make History



Bookmark and Share

EUGENE, OR --  Bethany Buell became the first Coyote and collegiate athlete from South Dakota to ever win a Division One national championship in the pole vault on Friday.

And that championship moment very nearly didn't happen.

Buell tore ligaments in her shoulder in April during a meet in Texas and actually flew to St. Louis today for surgery.

With a brace on her shoulder she cleared 14 feet, 7 and a quarter inches to win the championship.  This coming a few weeks after she'd contemplated ending her season.

"Kind of gave ourselves a deadline.  Like, if I can't jump 14 before regionals, we'll bag it and just get surgery but God willing I was able to train and get back in it so, it was realy exciting.  I knew I was physically able to jump the height for this, but it's just all about mentally where you're at and being able to stay calm and relaxed.  And for me I just have to focus on my technique and just what it takes to jump well."  Buell said.

Bethany won't compete at the team USA track and field championships in Des Moines in two weeks.  But she will get married in July.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Wilber's DWU Tigers unbeaten after 9 games  story with video

Matt Wilber's DWU Tigers are 9-0 after Tuesday night's win over Briar Cliff. ...

Montana State coach knows Jacks will be tough  story with video

Montana State has a proud tradition of good football. As a ...

Eades says speed will be the strength of Herd  story with video

The young Stampede team is getting better after a slow start. Head coach ...

Scheels Plays of the Week from November 17th-23rd  story with video  Nov. 26

Fuquan likes playing on young Skyforce  story with video  Nov. 25

Tigers ice cold in loss to Briar Cliff  story with video  Nov. 25

Voss, Tigers stay unbeaten with rally against Briar Cliff  story with video  Nov. 25

Jacks glad to have Sumner back  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom

Police are investigating a burglary at a Sioux Falls ...

SD Cheerleaders In NYC Thanksgiving Parade  story with video

Two small town South Dakota girls are taking a ...

Teen Arrested After Early Morning Crime Spree

A teenager is facing a number of charges after ...

SD Man Gets 30 Years In Daughter's Death  Nov. 25

No Injuries In Early Morning House Fire In SF  Nov. 25

Police: 16 Guns Stolen From Sioux Falls Home  Nov. 26

Both Sides Want Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage  Nov. 25

Ferguson: Daylight Reveals Damage  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top