EUGENE, Ore. - Former Arkansas Razorbacks pole vaulter Jeremy Scott accomplished his first goal of summer competition.
Scott qualified for Team USA by finishing second at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Scott soared 5.60 meters, finishing second in the event.
"Right now I don’t know if I realize what is going on here quite yet, said Scott. "You have these goals set up. It’s really about the next four or five weeks."
The chance to compete at the Olympics is sweeter after battling a season of injuries.
"I’ve been coming off some injuries," said Scott. "I wanted to squeak through and make the team."
Scott qualified for his first Olympic games. He competed for the University Arkansas during the 2004 season. He was an all-American that season, winning the Southeastern Conference title in the event.
The Olympics begin in London July 27. You can see the action on KY3 and the NBC family of networks.