February 19, 2012
Vera Neuenswander clears the bar during the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The Jefferson City High School alumna plans to compete in the National Championships for a chance to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London.
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‘I have a chance at doing something great’
As a seventh-grader, Vera Neuenswander was watching when the United States’ Stacy Dragila won the first Olympic gold medal in the women’s pole vault in 2000 at Sydney, Australia. Now a graduate and All-American from the University of Indiana, Neuenswander hopes that Olympic experience will be hers at the August London games.