Charlotte Brown ties for 4th in Texas

Updated: May 10, 2014, 12:07 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- The collective groans echoed through Mike A Myers Stadium on Friday afternoon. But the standing ovation that followed for Charlotte Brown resonated much louder.

The blind 16-year-old junior pole vaulter from Emory Rains High School finished in a two-way tie for fourth out of nine competitors in the Texas Class 3A state meet after missing three times at 11 feet, 6 inches. She had cleared 11 feet.

Brown has received national attention since her sophomore year, ...

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