Shawn Barber, a recent graduate of Kingwood Park (Kingwood, Texas)
, placed fourth in the pole vault on Friday during the Canadian Olympic Trials in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The 6-foot-2 Barber, who has dual citizenship, cleared 15-11, far below standards to make the Olympic team. The winner, Jason Wurster, vaulted 17-3.
Barber did, however, qualify for the Canadian team which will compete in the World Junior Championships from July 10-15 in Barcelona, Spain. He is the USA national leader for 2012 with a 17-9 effort.
* Bernie Montoya, an incoming senior from Cibola (Yuma, Ariz.)
, won the Nike Elite boys mile in 4:08.01 this week. Rising senior Jake Leingang of Bismarck (N.D.)
placed second in the 10-runner field with a clocking of 4;10.60.
The girls elite mile was captured by Hannah Meier, a rising senior from Grosse Pointe South (Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
, with a time of 4:55.63. Amy-Eloise Neale, a rising senior from Glacier Peak (Snohomish, Wash.)
, was second in 4:56.18.