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 >
     

Kritenbrink's 26 kills leads USD in Summit Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – Kendall Kritenbrink tallied 26 kills on 47 ...

Kloth and Larson lead Knights and Riders to AA finals  story with video

O'Gorman's Taryn Kloth had 21 kills as O'Gorman blanked Huron 3-0 in the first ...

Zomermaand leads SFC to A finals  story with video

Shelby Zomermaand had another big game. Her 32 kills boosted defending champion SF ...

Mustangs snap long post season win streak of Bears!  Nov. 21

Minneota prepares for A championship game with Dawson-Boyd  story with video  Nov. 21

Warner and Parker prepare for B semi's  story with video  Nov. 21

Tough day for local teams in FB championships.  story with video  Nov. 21

MVP and MIller join SFC and DV in A semifinals  story with video  Nov. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Man Sentenced To 75 Years For Home Invasion

A man accused of home invasion was sentenced to 75 years ...

Tribe Rounds Up And Kills Dogs After Girl's Death

Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed a ...

Brookings County Authorities Search For Teen

Brookings authorities are asking for your help ...

Hit & Run Suspect Turns Himself In  Nov. 21

History Resurfaces In "Pioneer Girl"   story with video  Nov. 21

Sanford Designated As SDs Ebola Hospital  Nov. 21

Police Searching For Quadruple Homicide Suspect  Nov. 22

Sioux Falls Falls Short On Full Service Hotels  story with video  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top