Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022
GENEVA, Ohio – Westminster women's outdoor track and field junior Emma Rudolph (Santa Clarita, CA / Golden Valley) was crowned the national champion in the pole vault at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute on Thursday.
Rudolph cleared a personal-best height of 12'11½" (3.95 meters) on her first attempt. All of Rudolph's clears impressively occurred on the first try.
"I'm feeling really good," Rudolph said to D3 Glory Days after the podium presentation. "I'm just super excited. I have been working really hard for this. Me and my coach have been working really hard for this for a really long time. I've wanted this for so long, so to finally get it feels really good."
The All-America honor is Rudolph's second for Outdoor Nationals (also a two-time Indoor All-American).
The Titans now have 17 All-America citations in women's pole vault school history. Tim McNeil is the Titan track & field coach, while assistant Bradi Rhoades coaches the Titan pole vaulters.
Rudolph is just the second Track and Field National Champion in school history, joining women's pole vautler Marissa Kalsey (2017).
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Written by Nathan LaRiccia, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations