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Diemer soars to MVC pole vault championship

Shelbyville High School’s most decorated female pole vaulter is now a Missouri Valley Conference champion.


Erin Diemer, a senior at Southern Illinois University, won the pole vault competition Saturday at the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship track and field meet in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Diemer cleared a personal best 12 feet, 10 inches to capture her first MVC individual title and moved her to fifth all-time in program history.


Northern Iowa’s Cierra Laux finished runner-up at 12-8.


Illinois State captured its fourth consecutive team title with 138 points. Southern Illinois finished 20 points back in second place.


Diemer was a four-time state track and field qualifier for Shelbyville.