Scott fails to make finals

Jeremy Scott

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska native Jeremy Scott failed to qualify for the Olympic finals in the pole vault competition. Scott, who grew up in Norfolk, Neb., cleared the qualifying height of 5.5 meters Wednesday in London. But Scott didn't advance because it took him two attempts and he failed to clear 5.6 meters.

The 31-year-old Scott was competing in his first Olympics. He was the runner-up at the last two U.S. outdoor championships and won the indoor competition in 2003. He also won the indoor and outdoor title in NCAA Division III while he was a student at Allegheny College. Scott trains with Bell Athletics in Jonesboro, Ark.
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