Stephanie Foreman finishes 10th in NCAA Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa (6/11/2011) — Arkansas State junior Stephanie Foreman cleared 13-5.25 to finish 10th nationally at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday evening at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Oregon's Melissa Gergel won the event with a jump of 14-7.25.  Foreman's vault matched her effort at the NCAA West Regionals in Eugene, Ore. May 27.

"We are really proud of what Steph accomplished today and this year," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux.  "She came in ranked 17th and ended up 10th, and that is all you can really ask someone to do. Hopefully she can build on this experience and place higher next year."

Foreman, a three-time Sun Belt Conference champion in both the outdoor and indoor pole vault, set a new conference record April 23 when she cleared 13-6.25 at the Mississippi Invitational.  The record broke her previous mark of 13-5.75 set last May.